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  • At the Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, you'll be exposed to the diverse species of aquatic creatures, sharks, dugongs, penguins, platypuses, and more.
  • With over 13,000 animals from across 650 species, distributed over 14 themed zones in the aquarium, there's no time to waste.
  • At the Shark Walk, lemon and nurse gray sharks swim peacefully over your head.
  • At the Penguin Expedition, get up close and personal with the sub-Antarctic birds that are mischievous and friendly.
  • From the Discovery Rock Pool to the Jurassic Seas, make sure you take your time to explore each zone at your own pace.
  • Please note: Following the most recent announcement from the state government surrounding COVID Safety, it is now mandatory to wear a mask whilst indoors. This means you will be required to wear a mask at all times while visiting SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. Children under 12 are exempt.
  • Ages 0-2yrs go in for free. Ages 3-15yrs enjoy reduced ticket pricing (carry a valid photo ID).
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

The SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of the city's most popular attractions. From travelling through incredible oceanarium tunnels to getting up close with the penguins and turtles - Sydney aquarium has a lot to offer. Make the most of your experience by reaching SEA LIFE Sydney during the animal feeding hour to interact and learn more about these fascinating species. The aquarium also brings the Great Barrier Reef's aquatic world to life. Read on to learn about your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets and what to expect during your visit.

COVID-19 Safety Measures at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is collaborating with the government to guarantee that guests have a safe experience.
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium aims to trace guests to make sure they have not been to a Covid hotspot before.
  • At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, the frequency of cleaning and sanitizing has been enhanced. 
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has put markers to assist social distancing during your presence at the site.
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium now requires masks to be worn by visitors.
  • Sanitizers will be distributed at numerous touch points across the facility. 
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium keeps a keen eye on its operators’ wellbeing.

Why Visit Sydney SEA LIFE Aquarium

  • See the penguins in their habitat. Penguin Expedition allows you to get up close to the Gentoo and King penguin colonies.
  • Encounter fearsome sharks. The Shark Valley zone allows you to stand on the other side of the plexiglass from sharks.
  • Make contact with tiny sea creatures. The Discovery Rockpool experience will let you touch little shells, shark eggs, sea stars, and more.
  • Explore the fauna around a shipwreck. Know how aquatic wildlife evolves around a shipwreck at South Coast Shipwreck.
  • Understand the native marine ecosystem of Sydney at the Sydney Harbour zone of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
  • Delve into the potentially horrific prehistoric marine life at Jurassic Seas.
  • Meet animals like Dugongs, Rays, Sawfishes, turtles, and more at the various animal meet and greet events at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Tickets  Explained

Skip the line and enjoy priority entry to the aquarium, where you can see sharks, dugongs, penguins, platypuses, and other aquatic creatures. You also get the opportunity to interact with the animals and, in some cases, even touch them.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. However, you can change the date of your visit after the booking is confirmed.

Discounted SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Tickets  

Discounted SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets are available for visitors who go for online tickets. Up to 20% discount is available for online tickets as opposed to on-site ticket prices. Groups of 10 or more can get up to 35% discount on their admission tickets. Holders of Merlin Annual Gold Pass can book their slot on any weekdays or working days. Holders of Merlin Annual Platinum Pass can book their slot any day within the 12-month validity.

Best Way to Buy SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Tickets  

The best method to get SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets is to purchase them online. Contactless methods of acquiring and paying are advisable current global situation. Moreover, purchasing tickets online allows you to reserve a slot in advance at a time when the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's capacity is limited.

Things To See & Do at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium


Colorful Creatures

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is the best place to visit in Sydney if you are a Marine life aficionado. If you have always wanted to interact with aquatic creatures, heading to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is your best bet. Here, you will meet sharks, turtles, jellyfishes, rays, seahorses, penguins, and many more.


Day and Night on the Reef

At SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's stunning new exhibit, discover the renowned treasures of the Great Barrier Reef. Life on the reef is replicated for tourists to encounter and experience through 24 hours of the day, set fully on the reef as it transforms through night and day.


Penguin Expedition

Meet some of the most gorgeous feathered companions on Macquarie Island. Come up close to the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium's Gentoo and King penguin colony as they waddle, slide, and splash around. This is quite popular among the younger visitors of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.


Shark Valley

Walk beneath some of the world's largest aquarium sharks, including Grey Nurse Sharks, to face your anxieties. Explore the depths of Shark Valley as you continue your trip deep beneath the sea. You will also come across a massive Smooth Stingray while travelling through the parallel underwater tunnels.


Dugong Island

Believe it or not, the European sailors who arrived in Australia back in the day mistook Dugong for mermaids. These creatures can be seen from above as well as from below in the viewing tunnels. Dugong Island is also home to a variety of other fascinating creatures.


Discovery Rockpool

At the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, not all of the animals are kept behind glass. Visit the unique rockpool and meet one of the experts to make an amazing discovery. Sea stars, shark eggs, shells, and more will be visible and touchable. This is another attraction that is a favourite among the kids.


South Coast Shipwreck

A broad assortment of animals belonging to the Southern Oceans can be found within the beached shipwreck environment. A popular colony of Little Penguins can be seen darting through the sea and waddling across the sand while going about their vital little penguin business in this zone.


Sydney Harbour

Animals native to one of the world's most iconic harbours can be seen here, amidst the stilted piers and platform decks. Sydney Harbour is an important connection in the ecology of the shoreline, with over 600 kinds of fish occupying its depths, and this themed zone provides a glimpse of what lies underneath.


Jurassic Seas

Jurassic Seas transports you to the ocean's depths to witness the origins of life and encounter strange and amazing living fossils. Discover the strange hagfish, lungfish, octopus, and mudskipper while learning about evolution. This zone is equal parts exciting and informative for the young as well as the old.

Plan Your Visit to SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Getting There

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is open daily from:
10 AM to 4 PM.

Duration: It takes about 2 hours to explore the entirety of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
Best time to visit SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium: The months of December through February are ideal for outdoor and indoor activities in Sydney. The skies are clear and the weather is mild, making for ideal touring conditions. If you want to avoid the crowds, though, you should visit in November or March, rather than during the summer.

  • By Car: You can reach SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by taking the A4 via the M1 and M5 and then following the road signs.
  • By Train: Town Hall and Wynyard stations are both within walking distance of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium. From Wynyard or Town Hall, travel west down the hill towards Darling Harbour on King Street or Market Street.
  • By Ferry: Every half-hour, public ferry services to Darling Harbour operate from Circular Quay Wharf 5.
  • By Bus: If you are taking the Big Bus Sydney, get out at the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium stop on Wheat Road, which is just beneath the footbridge. Alternatively, get off any bus near Market Street or King Street and walk the short distance down the hill to Darling Harbour.
  • Parking: Cheap parking is available for the visitors of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium at 100 Murray Street, Citi Park Car Park, Darling Park Car Park, and many others.
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium follows government protocol to ensure the safety of the visitors.
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is accessible by wheelchair.
  • Guide animals are allowed to enter for the convenience of the visitors.
  • Carers are allowed free entry with disabled visitors at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
  • Changing rooms are available at the restrooms of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
  • Visitors can click photos at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, thanks to the professional photographers at the facility.
  • Cheap parking has been made available for the holders of SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets. 
  • Kids workshops and character live shows are hosted at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
  • All individuals of the age of 15 and below must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Intoxicating liquors cannot be consumed within SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium premises.
  • Photos can only be clicked within SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium by authorised vendors.
  • Smoking is strictly prohibited at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.
  • Visitors must comply with the Covid-19 specific guidelines at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium to ensure the safety of all parties.
  • Guests are discouraged from engaging in activities that would mar the experience of other visitors, like playing their radio sets at a loud volume.

Visitor Tips

  • It is recommended earlier during the day to avoid overcrowding at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Plan your trip in advance. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a massive place to cover. So, prioritising accordingly. Ensure to carry a map with you at all times.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and clothing, since you will be doing a lot of walking inside SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium
  • Ensure to provide your kids with your contact number so if in case they wander off, the staff can help reunite them with you easily. If you lose someone, you can also reach out to a staff member in a blue shirt and they will alert the team.
  • It is highly recommended to book your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets in advance before visiting the venue. This way you can book your tickets for the date of your choice, gaining a hassle-free experience.

All Your Questions About SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Tickets Answered

Is SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium open to visitors?

Yes, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is open to visitors.

Are COVID-19 safety measures being put in place at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

Yes, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is following stringent Covid-19 guidelines.

How long does it take to cover SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium?

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium may take up to 2 hours to cover

How much do SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets cost?

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets start from AU$38.4.

Are there any discounts available for SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets?

Yes, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets are available at attractive discounts.

Which are the best aquariums in Australia?

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in Australia along with SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

Do you have to book Sydney aquarium tickets before arriving at the venue?

Yes, booking SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets online is mandatory before arrival.

What are the different activities I can participate in with my SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets ?

With your SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium tickets, you can see numerous marine species in their natural habitat including penguins, sharks, rays, and seahorses. SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has interactive experiences like Rockpool Discovery where you can touch various creatures in a shallow pool.

Does SEA LIFE Sydney provide parking facilities?

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium visitors can take advantage of discounted parking near the venue by pre-booking their spot and using a special promotional code.