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Private Dining at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Enjoy an intimate date or a group get-together with a difference, dining under the sea at SEA LIFE Melbourne.

Showtime Event Group are proud to offer private dining experiences at Melbourne’s premier underwater world, SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

In this unique experience, you will be treated to an exclusive after-hours self-guided tour followed by a three-course dinner, with drinks, in your own exclusive private area within the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium complex.

Private Dining tickets are available on Wednesday each week, as well as other limited evenings released throughout the year.



Adult: from $250pp

Young adult (13-17 years): $200pp

Child (2-12 years): $100pp


Dine under an impressive 2.2 million litre Oceanarium and immerse yourself amongst the magic of the sea. Come face to face with sharks, stingrays and a plethora of multi-coloured fish while you indulge yourself in unforgettable food and drinks.


Watch tropical fish dance between colourful coral reef as you dine surrounding an impressive water tank that houses clownfish, blue tang and lionfish in the Coral Atoll.


King penguins are one of the most visually-stunning creatures in Antarctica and you can enjoy watching these mesmerising animals when you dine amongst the Penguin Playground




Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 25 people in the Mermaid Garden

Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 25 people in the Coral Atoll.

Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 25 people in the Penguin Playground.


Enjoy a one of a kind dining experience, where for a moment you think you could be the main course. Observe majestic sharks circle above you whilst you dine in the depths of deep blue waters.


Journey deep below and encounter some of the aquarium’s largest marine creatures. Find yourself in a winder to a purpose-built underwater world, home to a unique array or marine creatures from around the world.


Guests will be immersed in the beauty of a light-filled jellyfish sensory overload as they are surrounded by thousands of mesmerising creatures endlessly moving throughout the space.




Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 12 people in the Shark Tunnel.

Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 8 people in the Shipwreck Theatre.

Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 8 people in the Jellyfish Float.


Enjoy a spectacular evening on the glistening Yarra River overlooking Crown Casino as you observe the view of Melbourne’s iconic river promenade.


Enjoy your private dining experience whilst looking over Pinjarra the 5 meter, 750kg and 55-year-old male Saltwater Crocodile. A rare sight that is a fantastic conversation starter.


Find yourself immersed in the rarest of sea horses whilst you entertain guests in the light-controlled space. Enjoy a slower pace as you honour these majestic creatures floating in the cool waters.




Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 12 people on the Riverside Balcony.

 Minimum of 2 people and a maximum 8 people in the Crocodile Viewing space.

Minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 25 people in the Seahorse Pier.

Search for a private dining reservation at SEA LIFE Melbourne below.

The widget will automatically advise of the availability of your preferred space and date.


Private Dining tickets are available on Wednesday each week, with other limited evenings released throughout the year.


You will be required to provide credit card details and pay in full for your experience at time of booking to secure your experience.


Dining in the aquarium is available in the evening after the attraction closes, starting from 6pm with the first course served around 7pm.

There will be other diners in the aquarium that night. You will likely see them during the time that you are exploring the venue.



Yours will be the only table in the area that you have selected, but there may be other tables in adjoining areas which you may be able to see or hear during the dinner.

Private dining is available on Wednesday Evenings Every week.


There are a number of other events throughout the week and at weekends. If Saturday nights are

available, these will be listed 3 weeks before the date.


If available, we can open up an evening for you, but a minimum of 20 guests is required.

The venue closes to the public at 5pm daily and private dining commences from 6pm, so you will need to exit the venue and then return at 6pm if you are visiting during the day.

The number of diners depends on the size of the area that you are booking, and is outlined alongside each venue.


Each space has a minimum 2 diners.

There is no onsite parking. The nearest parking to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is


Secure parking, 522 Flinders Lane, 240m away from SEA LIFE Melbourne.

When you book your dining experience, you will receive a confirmation email notifying you of how to contact our team should you wish to make any changes.

No, the venue is temperature controlled for visitors.

Tickets are non-refundable should you be unable to attend. If your party is unable to attend due to quarantine requirements, then the tickets are refundable to another date.

No, please do not disturb our friends. SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium does offer other exclusive experiences to interact with the animals:


Melbourne’s Most Unique Experiences | SEA LIFE Melbourne (visitsealife.com)

When you book your dining experience, you will be sent a confirmation email with a contact number for our team on the day, who will be ready to greet you at 6pm at the main entrance on flinders street.

This depends on the area that you have selected, prices per person range from $300 – $400.

  • This includes 45 minutes out of hours self-guided access to explore the aquarium, followed by:
  • A 3 course dinner with canapes on arrival
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Alcoholic and Non Alcoholic beverages for the duration of the dinner

For precise pricing of each space please select your preferred space and date in the booking widget.

Please email [email protected] with your name, phone number and question.  Please also mention SEA LIFE Melbourne private dining.

Please see a link to a sample menu.


Sample Menu


If you or your guests have any dietary requirements, please list these when booking and they will be accommodated by the chefs.

For full conditions of sale that apply to these tickets please visit https://showtimeeventgroup.com.au/where-we-do-it/private-dining-conditions-of-sale/

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