Address: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

1-5 Wheat Road, Darling Harbour

Sydney 2000

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Opening Hours

Open 7 Days

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium on Darling Harbour is open 365 days a year!

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. 


We are open everyday over Summer including Christmas and New Year's Day! 

Normal Trading Hours:
9:30am - 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm) 

Christmas Day Hours:
9:30am - 3pm (last entry 2pm)

Boxing Day Hours:
9:00am - 7:00pm (last entry 6:00pm) 

New Year's Eve Hours:
9:30am - 3pm (last entry 2pm)



Standard opening hours

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

NSW holiday dates

 School holidays

  • Summer School Holidays 2018/19: 22nd December 2018 - 29th January 2018
  • Term 1 School Holidays: 13th April 2018 - 28th April 2018
  • Term 2 School Holidays: 6th July 2018 - 21st July 2018
  • Term 3 School Holidays: 28th September 2018 - 13th October 2018
  • Summer School Holidays 2019/20:  21st December 2018 - 27th January 2019


Public holidays with extended Trading Hours 


  • Australia Day: Friday, 26th January 
  • Good Friday: Friday, 30th March
  • Easter Saturday: Saturday, 31st March
  • Easter Sunday: Sunday, 1st April
  • Easter Monday: Monday, 2nd April
  • Anzac Day: Wednesday, 25th April
  • Bank Holiday*: Monday, 6th August
  • Labour Day: Monday, 1st October
  • Christmas Day: Tuesday, 25th December
  • Boxing Day: Wednesday, 26th December

*Only banks and certain financial institutions receive the Bank Holiday

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. 

Visiting Tips

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.

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.


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Full Price


Per Adult (Child $40)
  • Skip the queues with express mobile ticket entry
  • See it all in 1 day or visit over any 3 days
  • Valid for admission within 30 days