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Comparison of Memberships for Melbourne Families



A family membership can be a worthwhile investment and great value if you like to do an activity on a regular basis. Memberships to favourite places or activities can be great birthday or Christmas presents. We have put together a summary of the best memberships available for Melbourne families to help you decide which might best suit your family.

Zoos Victoria Membership
Zoos Victoria Membership
Benefits include:
  • 365 days a year of unlimited entry to Healesville Sanctuary, Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo for 12 months.
  • Kids register for free on adult memberships.
  • Free reciprocal entry to interstate zoos; Taronga Zoo, Adelaide Zoo, Perth Zoo, Western Plains Zoo, Monarto Zoo.
  • Get the inside scoop and happenings at the three Zoos with a free subscription to the quarterly member magazine Zoo News and via the monthly e-Newsletter.
  • VIP member previews to new exhibits and experiences at the three zoos.
  • Great discounts and special offers on Twilight Concert tickets.
  • 15% discount at all Zoo shops and 10% discount on selected behind the scenes experiences and school holiday programs.
  • Contribute to helping fight extinction. Join and make a difference for wildlife.

The cost is:
  • Adult: $96 per year / $8 per month
  • Child (0-15 yrs): Free
  • Concession: $80 per year / $6.67 per month
  • Seniors: $88 per year / $7.33 per month

More details here

Melbourne Aquarium Annual Pass
Melbourne Aquarium Annual Pass
Benefits include:
  • Express line and access to the aquarium 365 days a year
  • All-new privilege pack, full of amazing offers, including loyalty card with scrumptious food and beverage offers
  • 20% off for FOUR further visiting friends who are not current SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium Annual Pass holders, simply by displaying your card
  • 20% discount on all Amazing Aquatic Experiences, including Penguin Passport and Shark Dive Xtreme
  • 20% discount on all purchases in the Adventurer's Cafe
  • 10% discount on selected Public Ticketed Events
  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Gift Shop
  • Plus enjoy $2 barista made coffee in the Coral or Deck Cafe
  • Annual Pass holder e-newsletter, exclusive access to launch events and special promotional offers

The cost is:
  • Adult Annual Pass (16+ yrs): $80
  • Child Annual Pass (4 - 15 yrs. Under 4s enter Free): $60
  • Family Annual Pass (Up to 2 Adults + Children): $60 per person

Renewal costs are lower. More details here

Museum Victoria Membership
Museum Victoria Membership
Benefits include:
  • Unlimited free general access to three Melbourne museums (Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks and Immigration Museum) and to other museums around Australia.
  • Will be one of the first to hear about upcoming events and activities.
  • Resources of knowledge through entertaining experiences such as exhibitions, programs, shows and events, which you can discover and enjoy at your leisure.
  • Receive updates on what is happening at the three museums via regular mailouts of the museum magazine, calendar of events and through email updates.


The cost is:
  • Adult Membership: $50
  • Child (only available when purchasing an Adult or Concession membership): $16
  • Concession (full time student, senior/pensioner, unemployed or disability concession): $34
  • Household (2 adults and up to 4 dependent children 16 years and under at the one address): $79
  • Additional child in household: $6

More details here

Adventure Park Geelong Annual Pass
Adventure Park Geelong Annual Pass
Benefits include:
  • Unlimited Visits
  • Express Entry
  • One free day ticket for a friend (redeemable on specific days)
  • 10% off merchandise shop purchases

The cost is:
  • Season Pass Membership (each): $89.99
  • Season Pass Membership - Buy 4 or more (each): $84.99

Note: The park is open from early November to mid April.

More details here

FunFields Super Season Pass
FunFields Super Season Pass
Benefits include:
  • Unlimited visits any time that Funfields is open
  • Unlimited Rides & Attractions* (excludes any virtual reality technology rides)
  • Bring-a-Friend-For-Free Days (some restrictions)
  • Dedicated Entry Gate
  • 10% Off Food, Drinks & Merchandise

The cost is:
  • Single Funpass: $109
  • Seniors Funpass: $69
  • Family of 3: $289
  • Family of 4: $359
  • Family of 5: $429
  • Children under 100 cm are free.
Note: The park is open from late September to mid April.

More details here

National Trust

Benefits include:
  • Free or discounted admission to over 180 National Trust properties located throughout Australia - as often as you like!. Includes Old Melbourne Gaol, Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Rippon Lea House & Gardens.
  • Free or discounted admission to hundreds of properties overseas through a network of affiliated Trusts in Britain and Ireland, Europe, the Caribbean, North America, Asia and the Pacific.
  • A free regular National Trust magazine/newsletter subscription
  • Exclusive discounts at National Trust shops
  • The opportunity to participate in National Trust social and educational activities, and special events

The cost for new memberships is:
  • Individual: $100 per year
  • Individual Senior: $95 per year
  • Individual Concession: $80 per year
  • Household (Two adults and up to 4 children under the age of 18 years): $130
  • Household Concession (Two concession card holders & up to 4 children): $110
Note: Joining fee of $35 applies to new memberships (payable first year only)

More details here

Phillip Island Three Parks Annual Pass
Phillip Island Three Parks Pass
Benefits include:
  • A year of unlimited entry to the Penguin Parade, Koala Conservation Centre and Churchill Island Heritage Farm and the new Antarctic Journey.
  • 10 per cent discount on all food, beverage and retail purchases at all our major attractions.

The cost is:
  • Adult (16+): $114
  • Child (4-15): $57

More details here

AFL Membership

The AFL has a number of memberships including AFL Full Membership which has a waiting period of 10-12 years which is ideal for those people planning a child in 12 years time. While you wait patiently for AFL Full Membership there is the AFL Silver Membership. Benefits include:
  • Go to 40 matches of your choice at the MCG and Etihad Stadium during the Premiership Season
  • Experience Weeks 1-3 of the Finals Series at the MCG and Etihad Stadium
  • Access to games during the International Cricket Season
  • Attend games with family and friends with members' "Guest Passes"
  • Access exclusive match day dining facilities and member only bars at the MCG and Etihad Stadium

The cost is:
  • Adult: $600
  • Concession: $460
  • Junior: $325
  • Junior Under 7: $200

Alternatively there is the AFL Bronze Membership. Benefits include:
  • Go to 10 matches of your choice at the MCG and Etihad Stadium during the Premiership Season
  • Experience Weeks 1-2 of the Finals Series at the MCG and Etihad Stadium
  • Access to games during the International Cricket Season
  • Attend games with family and friends with members' "Guest Passes"
  • Access exclusive match day dining facilities and member only bars at the MCG and Etihad Stadium

The cost is:
  • Adult: $250
  • Concession: $250
  • Junior: $190


Membership of Other Sporting Clubs

For the sports fanatics there are a range of membership options for Melbourne's premier sporting teams. If the biff and bash of Rugby League appeals, the membership packages for Melbourne Storm cover many options. If Rugby Union is more your flavor of rugby, then the Melbourne Rebels have a range of membership options.

During the summer period there is a lot of excitement at the cricket 20/20 Big Bash. You can choose between membership of Melbourne Stars or Melbourne Renegades.

If you like to bend it like Beckham then hopefully a membership at Melbourne Victory or Melbourne City FC won't fall foul of the family finance referee.

If you like the razzamatazz of basketball, slam dunk a membership to the newly formed Melbourne United or Melbourne Vixens.

Hit it out of the park with a membership of the Melbourne Aces baseball team.

Puck(er) up and get a membership with the Melbourne Mustangs who play ice hockey games at the Medibank Icehouse.

Aquatic Centres

Most Aquatic Centres will offer annual membership which can cover a range of activities. An interesting case in point is the range of Melbourne Sports Hub Membership which offers access to programs and facilities from different venues in the Albert Park area. Details for each Aquatic Centre can be found here

Toy Libraries

Toy Library memberships are great value for money. For between $50 and $80 you can borrow toys all year long and swap them every couple of weeks. Best of all, there's no toys lying around your home that aren't played with. When the kids get bored you just take them back.

Playgroup Victoria

Family Membership benefits include:
  • Playgroup Member Consultant. One contact point for help with all playgroup matters.
  • Use your Playgroup Victoria membership card to access online resources and get discounted entry at events.
  • Playgrouper - Home delivered and available online.
  • Discounts on selected Playgroup Victoria events and at the online shop.
  • A to Z playsheets - Online access to over 100 play ideas perfect to use at playgroup.
  • Comprehensive insurance cover specifically tailored for playgroups and playgroup families.
  • ePlaygroup News - Ten e-newsletters with the latest information relevant to playgroups.
  • PVTV Online access to member benefit workshops through the PV website’s
    member login.
  • Free member benefit workshops
  • Choose from a variety of workshops at discounted prices.
  • Discounted Playgroup Victoria conference registration.
  • VEYLDF posters and resource sheets which support the 5 outcomes of the framework – Identity, Community, Wellbeing, Learning and Communication.
  • Playgroup Victoria voting rights. Have your say about Playgroup Victoria.
  • Eligible to be nominated in the Playgroup Victoria Awards.

The cost is:
  • $30 or $20 Concession per family

More details here

Note: Prices correct as at December 2016.





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