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Event details

Friday 8 February, 2019
6.30pm till late

Ian McLachlan Room, Adelaide Oval
(Level 3, Western Stand)

Dress Code:
Black tie

$220 per person
Includes pre-dinner drinks, three-course meal,
drinks package and entertainment including
‘The Flaming Sambucas’ live!


The most highly anticipated event of the zoo calendar is back and bigger than ever: Zoos SA’s Rhino Gala.

Grab your friends and join us for a black-tie evening of glamour and fabulous entertainment hosted at the iconic Ian McLachlan Room at Adelaide Oval.

But this is not your average gala dinner.

With work on our crucial Rhino Quarantine and Management Centre underway, the third annual Zoos SA Rhino Gala will bring us one step closer to securing the future of Southern White Rhinos for generations to come.

Together with The Australian Rhino Project, we are relocating up to thirty Southern White Rhinos from Africa to Australia where they will be safe from harm. With the poaching rate now exceeding the birth rate in Africa, this project is more urgent than ever.

Grab your tickets now and be part of a global effort to secure the ongoing survival of this incredible species.

Join MC Channel Nine’s Brenton Ragless for a night jam-packed with entertainment. Live, silent auctions and raffles on offer.


Rhino Gala Online Auction

To further support our fundraising for rhinos, we’re excited to be holding an online auction. Some of the incredible items up for grabs in our online auction include:

  • Vouchers to some of South Australia’s best restaurants
  • A return trip to Melbourne to see The Block Open Inspections
  • Stunning artworks
  • Animal experiences at both Adelaide Zoo and Monarto Safari Park
  • Sporting memorabilia
  • Holiday and travel packages
  • Arts and sporting experiences

Plus, so much more! Auction items will be updated every few days so keep your eye out for new and exciting items and experiences regularly.

Register to bid now

Win a car and help save rhinos

This year, in addition to the Zoos SA Rhino Gala online auction, we will also be holding a raffle which will be drawn on the night.

And the prize for that raffle? A brand new Toyota Yaris valued at $19,046!

We are delighted to announce the winner of the car raffle.

Congratulations to Mrs. Christine Michels on winning a brand new Toyota Yaris!


How are you helping?

We’re excited to be closer than ever to realising our dream of bringing Southern White Rhinos to Australia.

While we’re currently working through biosecurity arrangements, we’ve signed a partnership with Orana Wildlife Park in Christchurch which will see Orana become the quarantine facility for rhinos destined for Australia.

We’re in the midst of developing a 560-hectare site known as Wild Africa and have spent the past three years recreating savannah-like grasslands and dense bush so the area closely resembles Africa. Waterholes and safari tracks are currently being established.

Thanks to our generous rhino ambassadors and the funds raised at our previous rhino galas, we’re building a 1000 square metre Rhino Quarantine and Management Centre. We are part-way there but there is still a long way to go.

Your support will help us finish the Rhino Quarantine and Management Centre, providing a home for rhinos in Australia where they will be safe from poaching.


Thank you for your support

As a conservation charity, we rely heavily on the support of generous people like yourself to continue our crucial breeding and conservation programs.

When you donate to Zoos SA, you’re not only helping to care for our incredible animal residents but making conservation possible beyond our zoo gates. We exist to connect people with nature and save species from extinction and with your help we can do just that.



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About Zoos SA

Zoos SA is a not-for-profit conservation charity that exists to connect people with nature and save species from extinction. Zoos SA acknowledges the Country on which we stand always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land and we pay our deepest respect and gratitude to Kaurna (Adelaide Zoo) and Ngarrindjeri (Monarto Safari Park) Elders, past, present and emerging. We undertake critical conservation work throughout Australia and acknowledge the traditional custodians of these lands.

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