SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Purpose built to hold Melbourne's most unique functions

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SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

With a host of areas to choose from SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium is able to accommodate a wide range of functions and events. From the small and intimate, to the large and extravagant, all events are delivered with our trademark creative flair and highly personalised service.


Your event, our venue and team

Whether it's a corporate cocktail evening, an office Christmas party, a 40th birthday, a wedding - or any type of function whatsoever - our experienced team will guarantee to make it an event to remember for you and your guests.

For more detailed information on holding functions and events at Melbourne Aquarium, visit the Functions section of the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium website.

Event spaces and add-ons:


SLMA - Antarctica

Pristine, sleek and sophisticated, Antarctica is one of Melbourne’s ultimate event spaces with a difference. You and your guests will be transported to Antarctica where you will have the opportunity to dine next to a full-size replica of the amazing Nella Dan Icebreaker while the majestic King and cheeky Gentoo penguins slip and slide across the snow covered ice.

For added stylish touch, lipstick lamps are the perfect additional extra as you watch the magnificent simulated sunset. Private presentations and talks can be organised for your guests, with keepers highlighting the unique aspects of the exhibit and the animals that call Antarctica home.

Sit Down up to 60 pax

Cocktail up to 100 pax

Yarra Room

SLMA - Yarra Room

The Yarra Room is a light, fresh space perfect for a leisurely lunch or your next inspiring conference venue. Boasting views of Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River, this space can sit a maximum 140 theatre style and a maximum 150 cabaret style. Special seating styles are also available for conferences.

The only event space available during the day, guests can also take advantage of all-day entry into the aquarium.

Sit down up to 140 pax (walls closed) / 180 pax (walls open)

Cocktail up to 150 pax (walls closed) / 200 pax (walls open)

Coral Atoll

SLMA - Coral Atoll

A magnificent floor-to-ceiling tropical display welcomes your guests to the versatile Coral Atoll.

Newly refurbished, hundreds of exotic tropical animals, stunning White-spotted eagle rays and beautiful coral gardens create an unforgettable feature right in the heart of the event space, which also boasts stunning views across the Yarra River.

Accommodating banquet seating for up to 440 and cocktails for up to 440 and cocktails for up to 650 people, this is the largest event space in Melbourne Aquarium, perfect for corporate events such as awards dinners or product launches.

Sit down up to 440 pax

Cocktail up to 650 pax

Upper Deck

SLMA - Upper Deck

A completely unique dining experience, the Upper Deck event space is set amongst a lush Rainforest inhabited by freshwater turtles and the world’s largest collection of Archerfish.

Venture out to the outdoor deck, where you and your guests can relax with a cocktail while soaking up the stunning views across the Yarra River, truly one of the most spectacular and exclusive views of Melbourne’s city skyline.

This space also features a unique view of SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium’s 5-metre saltwater crocodile, amongst the leafy canopies of the state-of-the-art Croc Lair exhibit.

Sit down up to 70 pax

Cocktail up to 300 pax

Fish Bowl

SLMA - Fish Bowl

Treat your guests to an enchanting underwater world in the Fish Bowl as they dine surrounded by huge stingrays, massive sharks and thousands of multi-coloured aquatic animals.

One of Melbourne’s most spectacular event spaces, no other venue delivers such a unique and exquisite underwater backdrop. Expertly transformed into a stunning setting for corporate events or private parties, the Fish Bowl ensures a memorable experience for you and your guests.

Why not welcome your guests from within the 2.2 million litre Oceanarium, or suspend a banner with your corporate logo or special celebratory message? These are just some of the great options the aquarium’s team of event professionals can assist in delivering.

Sit down up to 100 pax

Cocktail up to 200 pax

Event Spaces and Capacities

Immerse yourself in an underwater world of fine dining and style at Melbourne's most unique function venue, right in the heart of Melbourne's CBD.

A distinctly different venue with six diverse event spaces, Melbourne Aquarium can cater for the most intimate or extravagant event with creative flair and personalised service, serving season, tailored and innovative menus at every event.

With our experienced team on hand to tailor an event specific to your needs, Melbourne Aquarium will provide the stylish finishes and exuisite detail important to your function. 

Want to Know More?

Check out our section on the main SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium website.