...we had asked you to look after our VIPs – you certainly went over and above in doing that.

Everyone enjoyed themselves and were very complimentary of the dinner and venue.

Thank you for helping to make our event a success!

...the team were so professional, went above and beyond to make sure we were taken care of...

...it would not have happened if it wasn’t for you and the amazing events staff.

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Without doubt one of the best themed venues in Sydney

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SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

Located in the heart of Darling Harbour, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is a unique events venue and one of Sydney’s most spectacular event spaces.

No other venue delivers such an exquisite underwater backdrop, and it's unique features such as this that ensure SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium will offer your guests an amazing experience they will never forget!


Fully-Serviced Events and Functions

With integrated audio, furniture and lighting effects, SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium is one of the best themed venues in Sydney – a place where guests will come face-to-face with over 13,000 aquatic animals from 700 different species, including the only pair of dugongs on display in the world, over 70 huge sharks, adorable Little penguins, and much more.


Event Spaces and Capacities

SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has an array of different spaces to accommodate any event from 5 to 5,000 guests.


Room Name Banquet Capacity Cocktail Capacity
Dugong Island 200 250
Tropical Bay of Rays - 60
Reef Theatre Oceanarium 60 250


Full Venue

The entire attraction can aslo be hired for large scale events, such as large Christmas parties and family days.

  • Full venue cocktail party or social function - 3,000 guests
  • Full venue family day - 5,000 guests

Something Else?

If you have a specific requirement for your event that's not listed above, one of our events team will be happy to discuss your requirements and put together a package to meet your needs.


Extras and Add Ons

Cocktails on arrival


  • Your choice of cocktail(s) from our drinks list
  • Personalised cocktails to match your theme or colours
  • Staff & Service

Diver & Signage in the Reef Theatre Tank


  • Diver/s
  • Custom designed signage (text, photos and/or logos)

Audio Visuals


  • Speakers & Microphone 
  • Use of in-house AV system

Sketch Aquarium


  • Digital Aquarium projection
  • Customised designed fish & logos loaded into aquarium

Event Photography


  • Take home photobooklet
  • Roaming photographers

Photo Booth


  • Unlimited prints
  • Photo booth attendant
  • Props for fun pictures 

Roaming Animals


  • First hour of your event
  • Koala
  • Reptiles (Lizard and Snake)
  • Keeper/s

Animal Keeper Talks & Tours


  • Informational talks by Marine Curators (Dugongs, Sharks, Penguins etc)
  • Interactive Tours
  • Behind the scenes experiences

Image Gallery

Dugong Island and Reef Theatre are perfect for corporate Christmas parties, networking events, private functions, fancy dress parties and many more. Check out these event ideas for yourself below!


Custom Packages

You've chosen a great venue - now find a package to suit your needs.

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