Update: The Halls Gap Zoo is now closed to the public.
The federal government announced on Tuesday night, stage two restrictions to non-essential gatherings would commence.
The Zoo thanked the community for their understand and as the advice changes regularly, they would continue to update supporters via Facebook.
Earlier: Halls Gap Zoo's outdoor facility can remain open amid guidelines implemented of a shutdown of non-essential activity across the country.
The state and federal governments implemented stage one from noon on Monday, measures aiming to slow the spread of coronavirus COVID-19.
Zoo owner Greg Culell said initially, he thought the facility would be shut, but has received notification it complies with regulations because of the nature of the Zoo.
"It's outdoor, in the open and we will be putting measures in place with information on how people can still visit us and keep their social distancing," he said.
"We are opening the exact same hours, nothings changed but will not offer any animal encounters.
"Encounters are much more personal and people would need to be close to a keeper and we just can't do that."
Mr Culell said signs will be placed around the Zoo and at the front counter, outlining the government recommendations for social distancing.
"We don't know what the next guidelines will be in place and all this can change very rapidly," he said.
"We are gearing down and down staffing a little bit - but we're just planning for what the rules are now and if anything changes we will make the appropriate changes at the time.
"There is no point in us trying to work towards anything other than what the rules are now.
"We have slowed down on some building projects simply because we are anticipating some supply issues and because of reduced turnover."
With many of the region's tourist operators ceasing trade, Mr Culell said he felt privileged he could remain open, "for the time being".
"Hopefully we can still have some local trade," he said.
"We won't be getting the tourist trade and we're working on, as an estimate, about a 30 per cent of normal turnover for this period.
"As far as we are concerned this is going to cost us an enormous amount of money either way.
"We're happy we can offer something really enjoyable and a place where people can come and have a day out in this doom and gloom scenario and try and beat cabin fever."
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