Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition at National Wool Museum

Wednesday, 29 November 2023

Geelong residents have the opportunity to take in a world-renowned photography exhibition as Wildlife Photographer of the Year goes on display at the City’s National Wool Museum from Friday 8 December 2023.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is the most prestigious photography event of its kind, providing a global platform that showcases the natural world’s most astonishing and challenging sights for over 50 years.

The world-renowned exhibition, on loan from the Natural History Museum London features exceptional images which capture fascinating animal behaviour, spectacular species, and the breathtaking diversity of the natural world.

The competition first launched in 1965, attracting 361 entries, and has steadily grown to currently receive over 50,000 entries from all over the world.

This year’s award-winning images will embark on an international tour that will allow them to be seen by over a million people.

The National Wool Museum is open daily from 10:00am to 5:00pm.

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is on exhibition until 19 May 2024.

Tickets are available at the door and includes entry to all exhibition galleries.

Visit the National Wool Museum website for more information.


Mayor Trent Sullivan

I urge residents to visit the National Wool Museum this Summer holiday season.

Wildlife Photographer of the Year is an exhibition of international significance, showcasing one-hundred breathtaking images from around the world.

Geelong and the National Wool Museum are the only Victorian venue to see this world-class exhibition; I encourage residents to take the opportunity to witness it for themselves.


Councillor Melissa Cadwell - chair of the Creativity and Culture portfolio

Entries for this competition have come from 95 different countries across the world.

It speaks to the significance of our museum that an exhibition that has been on display in London, Canada, Belgium, France, Germany, New Zealand and Singapore is coming to Geelong.


Padraic Fisher - National Wool Museum Director

I join Mayor Sullivan and Cr Cadwell in inviting residents to visit the Museum.

This exhibition is right up there with the best that we’ve had the pleasure of hosting at the National Wool Museum.

Along with an exciting schedule of activities, tours and learning programs Wildlife Photographer of the Year features alongside the playful, immersive and interactive installation WaVE/WeaVE by the Slow Art Collective.

Please come along and visit your Museum this Summer, there truly is something for everyone.





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