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Aquarium Private Dining

COVID-19 Update

Tickets are now on sale - limited dates available.

Alternatively if you would like to exclusively hire the Aquarium for a dining experience of 10+ guests visit our Group Private Dining page

Private Dining

Dine Under the Sea

Melbourne’s only underwater dining experience is back! Open to guests of all ages, the Private Dining packages include a self-guided tour of the aquarium, a three-course dinner and a two-hour beverage package.


Monday-Saturday: 6pm - 8:45pm


What's Included? 

  • 45 Minute exclusive after-hours self-guided aquarium tour.
  • 2 hour intimate dining experience.
  • Selection of breads & olives for starters.
  • Scrumptious main course (set menu).
  • Chef’s selection of Petit Fours for dessert.
  • 2 hour premium beverage package; including sparkling, white & red wine, beer, soft drinks.
  • Cocktail on arrival. 
  • Memorable dining experience in your chosen zone.


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Shark Tunnel Events
$400 Per Person

Shark Tunnel

Dine underneath the waves and enjoy the panoramic views of the water above you. Surrounded by sharks, stingrays, sawfish and more; the Shark Tunnel is SEA LIFE Melbourne’s premier location for any unforgettable moment.


Private Dining
$400 Per Person

Mermaid Garden

Immerse yourself in the heart of the Mermaid Garden seated in the centre of a breathtaking panoramic backdrop of majestic sharks, stingrays and thousands of marine creatures - this is the ultimate culinary experience.

Ocean Theatre Events
$400 Per Person

Shipwreck Theatre

Dine in front of the Shipwreck Theatre window that looks into the deepest parts of the Oceanarium, watch in awe as some of the aquarium's largest creatures cruise by.

Ocean Invaders Sea Life Nights
$350 Per Person

Ocean Invaders Zone

Immerse yourself in Ocean Invaders, the underwater space-like jellyfish exhibit. Sip your luminous cocktail while you watch these mesmerising creatures pulsate their way around you!

If you are interested in this space email

Yarra Vista Events
$350 Per Person

Yarra Vista

Our outdoor dining area on the upper deck boasts spectacular views across the Yarra River and looks at the lights of Melbourne. This entire deck is yours to share with that special someone.

Penguins Events
$350 Per Person


Get up close with our cheeky Gentoo and majestic King Penguins with your dining table centimetres from the ice, here you will be transported to Antarctica for the night! Please note: this location is only available during summer.

Available: November-March

Croc Kingdom Events
$300 Per Person

Croc Kingdom

Sit above our five metre Saltwater Crocodile Pinjarra. Within the same area, you will be able to see turtles, snakes, lizards and frogs.

Seahorse Pier Events
$300 Per Person

Seahorse Pier

Dine in the cosy environment of the Seahorse Pier with 10 multi-coloured displays for you to marvel at, it is home to the masters of mimicry. The beautiful Weedy Seadragons and Giant Cuttlefish call this romantic zone home.

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To make a reservation or ask a question please email us on

Bookings must be made at least 3 days in advance. 

Terms and Conditions

Please click here to read the full Private Dining Terms and Conditions.

  • Groups can book out one of the private spaces for an intimate dinner of up to 10 people for a minimum spend of $2,000.
  • A minimum of 2 people are required to make a reservation. 
  • External food items or alcohol will not be permitted into the venue or can be arranged for the experience.
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne reserve the right to change the agreed dining location, or cancel a confirmed booking at any time if there is a force majeure event, or any other event. In the event of cancellation of a confirmed booking by SEA LIFE Melbourne, SEA LIFE Melbourne will refund in full, or reschedule.
  • Late arrival or failure to attend your allocated time will forfeit your experience & all money paid. Finish times cannot be amended to accommodate for late arrival.
  • The experience is non-refundable, non-changeable and is not for resale.
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol applies and unruly behaviour will not be tolerated.

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