Rockhampton Zoo is an accredited member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association, the peak body representing the community of leading zoo and aquariums throughout the Australasian region. The Australasian region includes: New Zealand, Australia, Papua New Guinea and South Pacific Islands.
The Association has 99 members that include zoos, aquariums, wildlife parks, sanctuaries, museums and universities. The assessment to qualify for accreditation is conducted every three years.
The Association directly supports its members by overseeing breeding programs for species, many of which are threatened.
Rockhampton Zoo abides by the Zoo and Aquarium Associations Australasian Species Management Program which is a framework designed to cooperatively manage animal collections to promote collection sustainability and its value as a conservation resource.
Between February 2020 and June 2021, all donations made at Rockhampton Zoo were contributed to the ZAA’s Wildlife Conservation Fund. More than one billion native animals were affected by Australia’s bushfire crisis, and all funds donated went towards helping native animals in crisis across Australia. Find out more here.