Open 7 Days
SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium on Darling Harbour is open 365 days a year!
Opening times 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.
Standard opening hours
- Monday - Thursday: 9:30am - 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm)
- Friday - Sunday: 9:30am - 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm)
NSW school holiday & public holidays
- Monday - Sunday: 9:30am - 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm)
2016 NSW holiday dates
- Summer School Holidays 21st December - 29th January 2017
- Christmas Day 25th December
- Boxing Day 26th December
- Additional Day 27th December
- New Year's Day 1st January
- Additional Day 2nd January
- Australia Day 26th January
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.
- Friday, 2nd December 2016: Dugong Island will be partially closed all day.
- Tuesday, 6th December 2016: Dugong Island will be partially closed from all day.
- Wednesday, 7th December 2016: Dugong Island will be closed from 4pm.
- Friday, 9th December 2016: Dugong Island will be partially closed from 12pm-4pm.
- Thursday, 15th December 2016: Reef Theatre will be closed from 4pm.
- Friday, 16th December 2016: Dugong Island will be partially closed all day.
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.
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