Zoo Program

Recycle your old mobile phone to help protect wildlife.

MobileMuster partners with Zoos across Australia to raise much needed funds and support the Zoos’ conservation of wildlife. Mobile phones are created through mining of materials in precious wildlife habitats, destroying them in the process. MobileMuster is working with Zoos to protect those spaces.

Get involved

All you have to do is head to one of our participating Zoos listed below and drop-off your old mobile phones and accessories for recycling.  MobileMuster will donate funds to each Zoo when they book in those phones for collection and recycling.

If you want to maximise your impact, get your work or school to collect in bulk. See how here.

Conservation Projects

Learn more below about how each zoo is able to support primate conservation by recycling mobile phones.

Taronga Conservation Society Australia

Taronga partners with the Jane Goodall Institute Australia to inspire people to take action to protect our natural environment, and support the protection of great apes in Africa. Every mobile phone we recycle plays its part to help preserve gorilla habitat.


Learn more

Adelaide Zoo

When you donate your old and unused phones to Adelaide Zoo you’re supporting primate conservation in Africa as part of the They’re Calling on You program. The funds generated through the recycling of donated phones directly supports on-ground work with Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia.


Learn more

Monarto Safari Park

When you donate your old and unused phones to Monarto Safari Park you’re supporting primate conservation in Africa as part of the They’re Calling on You program. The funds generated through the recycling of donated phones directly supports on-ground work with Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary in Sierra Leone and the Jane Goodall Institute Australia.


Learn more

Zoos Victoria

Melbourne Zoo and Werribee Open Range Zoo have teamed up with the Gorilla Doctors to help protect Critically Endangered Eastern Lowland Gorillas. The Gorilla Doctors are the only organisation that provides veterinary care to wild gorillas, and every mobile phone you donate through Zoos Victoria raises funds to support their work.


Learn more

Sydney Zoo

Sydney Zoo supports the rescue and rehabilitation of chimpanzees in Burundi who have been victims of the illegal pet trade. We also help finance local community ecoguards to protect wild chimpanzee populations. With only 450 chimpanzees left in Burundi every small action helps safeguard their future.


Learn more

Get your school or business involved.

If your school or business wants to help raise funds for any of the above habitats, then follow the instructions below:

  1. Collect mobile phones, along with any chargers and accessories.
  2. Keep mobile phone batteries in device. We do not accept any loose batteries.
  3. Use an undamaged sturdy box. Fill the box to the top with product to minimize movement during transportation. Use packing paper, crumpled paper or newspaper to fill the box and prevent movement of the product if necessaryYou can follow our packing instructions here.
  4. Seal the box securely to ensure nothing can fall out during transportation.
  5. Book in a free collection using the form below, and nominate which Zoo you are supporting.
  6. Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive labels from MobileMuster. Print these off and attach to each box.
  7. The box/es are now ready to be collected. Our courier partner will arrive within three business days.
  8. Feel good knowing that by recycling old phones you’ve raised funds to support wildlife conservation.

Zoo Booking Form

"*" indicates required fields

Please choose which Zoo you are supporting.

Which Zoo are you supporting?*

Submit pickup request

Hidden

How did you hear about the campaign?

How did you hear about the campaign?

Packing Instructions

Package all mobiles, their batteries and accessories into a sturdy box, tape it securely ensuring nothing can fall out during transporting. Ensure the box is full to limit movement of contents. Keep batteries within devices where possible, any loose batteries should either be wrapped in plastic or tape over the terminals. Then rubber band all loose batteries together top to tail. View Packing Instructions.

Privacy Policy

The information collected in this form will only be used by MobileMuster or the relevant Zoo to communicate with you about this collection. Read our Privacy Policy.

What happens next?

You will recieve a booking confirmation email followed by a second email with your labels and tracking advice. Please print and attach the labels to each box. A courier will arrive within the next 5 business days.