Go on an interactive adventure from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica at the all-new SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium. See Pinjarra the Mega Croc, seahorses, seadragons and other aquatic animals throughout the 12 amazing zones of discovery.
Go on an awe-inspiring journey through 12 amazing zones of discovery right in the heart of Melbourne's CBD on the banks of the Yarra River.
Home to thousands of aquatic animals, including the world's largest collection of seahorses and seadragons, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium also houses Pinjarra the Mega Croc in a state of the art multi-level viewing exhibit.
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will take you on an interactive adventure from the depths of the ocean to the icy waters of Antarctica. Visitors will be transported to Australia's spectacular landscapes and encounter the unique aquatic animals that call them home.
Marvel at the world's only display of Elephant Sharks in Bay of Rays and be mesmerized as you experience a rainbow of colors at Seahorse Pier. Croc Lair brings visitors face-to-face with Pinjarra, one of the world's largest Saltwater Crocodiles on display anywhere in the world, whilst Rainforest Adventure transports you to the leafy surrounds of Australia's rainforests where you can wonder at some of the truly unique animals not found anywhere else in the world - including the world's largest display of Archerfish!
The underwater adventure continues into the depths of Australia's oceans where an enchanting paradise awaits you in Mermaid Garden. Soak up the breathtaking panoramic view as huge stingrays, massive sharks and thousands of multi-colored marine animals swim by.
Penguin Playground completes the unforgettable experience where visitors can marvel as the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo Penguins slip and slide across the snow-covered ice.
With these interactive animal encounters, iconic state-of-the-art displays, animal feeds and diver presentations, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is an excellent, educational and engaging experience.
Open 09:30 to 18:00, 365 days a year
Last ticket entry is strictly at 17:00
It is recommended you allot approximately 2 to 2.5 hours for your journey through the aquarium.
Disabled Access SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium provides people in wheelchairs full access to all exhibits.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
Location and direction
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is located on Flinders Street and King Street, Melbourne. It is situated on the Yarra River, opposite Crown Entertainment Complex.
By train: 5-minute walk from either Flinders Train Station or Southern Cross Train Station.
By tram: The tram stop of Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium is located directly in front of the attraction. Use the free City Circle Tram, pay tram numbers 70 and 75 routes.
Monday - Friday
10:00 - 17:30 (Last hour of entry: 16:30)
Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays
09:30 - 16:00 (last hour of entry 17:00)
Summer 2017/2018: 22 December - 29 January 2018
Autumn 2018: 30 March - 15 April 2018
Winter 2018: 30 June - 15 July 2018
Spring 2018: 22 September – 7 October 2018
2018 Public Holidays
New Year's Day: Monday, 1st January
Australia Day: Friday, 26th January
Labour Day: Monday, 12th March
Good Friday: Friday, 30th March
Saturday before Easter Sunday: Saturday, 31st March
Easter Sunday: Sunday, 1st April
Easter Monday: Monday, 2nd April
ANZAC Day: Wednesday, 25th April
Queen's Birthday: Monday, 11th June
Friday before the AFL Grand Final: Friday 28th September (Subject to AFL Schedule)
Melbourne Cup: Tuesdays, 6th November
Christmas Day: Tuesday, 25th December
Boxing Day: Wednesday, 26th December
Please be advised that you may experience queue lines during weekends and holiday peak periods. We advise that you allow extra time for this, particularly if you have young children.
Price & Options
Pets, except guide dogs, are not allowed inside the attraction.
Children under the age of 15 must be supervised by an adult or guardian at all times.
This activity is wheelchair accessible.
Visitors must hold their admission tickets at all times in case of random inspections inside the attraction.
Visitors must follow the mandatory inspection upon entering the attraction. This is to ensure safety of other visitors and the animals as well.
It is recommended you allot approximately 2 hours for your journey through the aquarium.
Be sure to exchange your VELTRA voucher for a ticket at the check-in location.
Frequently Asked Questions
Any cancellations made after 1 hours prior to the activity start time will be subject to a charge a charge of 100% of the total amount.
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