Reptile Shows Melbourne - Wildlife Up Close - Reptile Encounters

Programs with Purpose

At Reptile Encounters our mission is to be a voice for those that don’t have one. Our up close wildlife experiences create lasting memories and inspire students to take an interest in the natural world. Our goal is to create a generation of “Better Humans”!

Through our partnership with B1G1(Buy1Give1), Reptile Encounters is embedding giving into our business and is committed to being a BUSINESS FOR GOOD. B1G1 does all the hard work by vetting projects around the world that are contributing to making the world a better place. For every program we deliver in 2019 we are going to plant a tree in the World Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest.

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A variety of show types to suit any brief. Bring our tame, unique Australian animals to wow at your next event

Community Events

Are you planning a community event or festival? Why not speak to the team at Reptile Encounters about a live reptile show, as we would love to bring along our amazing animals. Reptile Encounters has been proudly providing one of a kind experiences for the community for the past 10 years.

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Corporate Entertainment

The Reptile Encounters crew absolutely love getting out & enchanting crowds at corporate events all across Melbourne! Corporate entertainment goes hand in hand with Reptile Encounters. Our hand-tame & friendly animals are a great leveller & have a way of bringing people together.

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Team Building Activities

Are you a business looking for corporate team building activities to help strengthen employee bonds and boost productivity? If so, a Reptile Encounter might be just what you’re looking for! Our corporate team building activities in Melbourne are always popular with businesses of any size.

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Reptile Party
Celebrate in scaly style with lizards, snakes, crocodiles and more!

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Snake Party
Does your child love snakes? Upgrade your reptile party into a Snake Party!

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Wildlife Party
Connie the Barking Owl, Sammy the Red-tailed Black Cockatoo or Sabrina the Brush-tailed Bettong can join the party!

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Party Places

Check out our amazing party venues.

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Themed birthday parties that will make your kid a hero! Interactive, safe and entertaining. Your child will remember this birthday forever with an unforgettable reptile show.


"Fun - The Reptile Encounters experience is a combination of excitement and intrigue. It will have the hairs on the back of your neck standing up, while everyone laughs, learns and is left in awe. "

"Experience - Our Wildlife Ambassadors create lasting memories by providing a once in a lifetime experience through our award-winning reptile shows. "

"Educational - Our passionate Wildlife Ambassadors consistently receive positive feedback. They not only keep the students engaged, but also broaden the teachers' understanding of Australia’s unique wildlife!"


  • Connected – As a society we have become disconnected from nature. Many students have become disengaged and lack respect for their environment. Reptile Encounters reconnects students and teachers with nature and ‘inspires’ students via our educational wildlife programs.
  • Wellbeing – We live in a digital era, which has resulted in our brains being permanently switched on. Our students stuck in facebook land are in fight or flight mode permanently. Connecting with nature allows students to escape from their online world and gain ‘perspective’.
  • Impact – By introducing students and teachers to our native wildlife, Reptile Encounters programs can improve learning, increase engagement and leave a lasting legacy. Ultimately the result of students experiencing our programs is ‘Better Humans’!



Jade Vo Teacher, Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

I just wanted to pass on some feedback about Tia and Jess who ran the incursions today at our school they were amazing in delivering the content and animal presentation. The students thoroughly enjoyed it and we are very happy with the quality and energy...

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Templestowe College Templestowe College Animals Program

On Friday the 4th the TC reptiles class was treated with a reptile encounter from the great guys out at Reptile Encounters. They sent out some beautiful animals from crocs to stick insects; there was great variety...

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Blair Colwell City of Whittlesea

I first came across Reptile Encounters when you delivered a show at my work place for young people with a disability. I was so impressed that I thought I would hire your show for my nephews third birthday. In many families...

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