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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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Open Times

Regular Opening Hours
Open daily 10am - 6pm (Last entry 5pm)
Summer Holiday Opening Hours
Open daily 9.30am - 7pm (Last entry 6pm) Public holidays may effect these hours please refer to our opening hours page
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Opening Hours



Temporary Closure

COVID-19 Update

As part of the most recent updates to the containment plan for the Covid-19 coronavirus we have been advised by the Australian Government to temporarily close SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

To find out more visit our updates page here.

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We're Open 7 Days!

Visit us come rain, hail or shine - SEA LIFE Sydney is an all weather indoor attraction.

Opening times and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium ticket prices vary by season and can also be subject to change due to special events. Full details of all scheduled variations are available on this page. 

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Regular opening hours

Monday - Sunday

10:00am - 6:00pm (last entry 5:00pm)


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. 

To shorten queuing time on busy days, buy your tickets online and enjoy express mobile ticket entry!

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NSW Holiday Dates

Sydney School Holidays

Sydney School Holidays

Summer School Holidays 2019/2020:
21st December 2018 - 27th January 2019

Term 1 School Holidays:
10th April 2020 - 26th April 2020

Term 2 School Holidays:
4th July 2020 - 19th July 2020

Term 3 School Holidays:
26th September 2019 - 11th October 2019

Summer School Holidays 2020/2021:
19th December 2020 - 26th January 2021

See what's on at SEA LIFE Sydney during school holidays below.


Sydney Public Holidays


  • New Year's Day: Wednesday 1, January 
  • Australia Day: Monday, 27th January 
  • Good Friday: Friday, 10th April
  • Easter Saturday: Saturday, 11th April
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday, 12th April
  • Easter Monday: Monday, 13th April
  • Anzac Day: Saturday, 25th April
  • Bank Holiday*: Monday, 3rd August
  • Labour Day: Monday, 5th October
  • Christmas Day: Friday, 25th December
  • Boxing Day: Saturday, 26th December

*Only banks and certain financial institutions receive the Bank Holiday

Visiting Tips & FAQs

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is right next door to both WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo and Madame Tussauds Sydney on Darling Harbour, and you can save on entry to all attractions with our huge value Sydney attractions combination passes.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a large attraction and we recommend that you allow around 90 minutes for your visit.

Last admissions occur 1 hour before closing each day.

There are cafes and gift shops at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, some of which are accessible to non-paying visitors. Toilets are also available in the foyer for visitors or cafe and gift shop customers.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is located on Darling Harbour in the heart of Sydney. You can find location and transport info here.