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Donation Requests

Community Support Policy

Here at SEA LIFE we care deeply about our oceans, the creatures that live above and beneath the surface and those we are lucky enough to have in our care. We aim to inspire our visitors to care as much as we do and help raise awareness of the critical importance of our oceans. We extend these values of conservation and education to our community and may contribute tickets to not-for-profit organisations.

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium will review each donation request and may contribute tickets to not-for-profit organisations based on the following guidelines:

  • The request must be made by an organisation that is endorsed by the Australian Tax Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) or Primary School, whose goal is to academically and creatively enrich the lives of children aged 3-12
  • If allocation of tickets is exhausted, organisations can re-apply in following months
  • Organisations will only be able to receive one donation per year
  • Email addresses will be added to SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium database
  • Please note that eligibility does not guarantee your donation request will be fulfilled

Due to the overwhelming number of inquiries we are unable to respond to and fulfill every request. There are many worthy children’s organisations that deserve support, but unfortunately it is not possible for us to support all of them.

Based on our donation criteria, we do not donate to:

  • Individuals
  • Incentive programs
  • Religious or political purposes
  • High school or college programs
  • Sports teams
  • Social groups
  • Compassionate Donations

SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is a part of Merlin’s Magic Wand, a charity that helps put the magic back into the lives of disadvantaged children! It’s very easy to apply via the link below for a magical day out, care of Merlin’s Magic Wand:

Apply below