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SEA LIFE Melbourne
King Street
Melbourne VIC

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Open Times

Thursday - Monday
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
Weekends, School Holidays and Public Holidays
10am - 5pm (Last entry 4pm)
SEA LIFE Melbourne

Private Group Dining


Exclusive dining experience

Be mesmerised as hundreds of fish, turtles, sharks and sawfish cruise the reef before your eyes

Located in the heart of Melbourne on the Yarra River, you and your friends will be captivated by our outdoor views as you dine on a delicious 3 course menu.

The experience includes exclusive after-hours access to the aquarium, along with a three course dinner (set menu) and 2 hr premium drinks package (red, white & sparkling wine, beers and house spirits), in our Yarra Vista dining location.

Minimum of 4 and maximum of 10 guests.

Book for 4-6 people: $300 per person

Book for 7-10 people; $2,000 total


What's Included?

  • Exclusive after hours access to the aquarium
  • Scrumptious 3 course dinner (set menu)
  • Premium beverage package; including Sparkling, white & red wine, house beers, soft drinks
  • Memorable dining experience in Yarra Vista

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Yes, your party will be the only group within the aquarium other than staff.

Arrival is strictly required between 6.00pm – 6.15pm, when your dinner host will open the main entrance to admit guests for this experience. At 6.15pm, the entrance doors will be closed.  In the circumstances guests are running late we are unable to extend the experience beyond the booked finish time.

We aim to cater to all dietary requests, please contact us with any requirements prior to confirmation of your booking. Unfortunately any requests made on the night may not be able to be accommodated.

We are hopeful we will be able to start offering the 2 person experience soon. At this stage to make the individual dining viable we need to book at least 4 couples on a night to be able to re-start this experience, we have started a waitlist for dates in demand, once a date reaches 4 couples they will be contacted to finalise their bookings. If you would like to go on the waitlist please email events@merlinentertainments.com.au with your preferred date.

Our number one priority is the wellbeing of our guests & our team. Merlin Entertainments is working closely with the Department of Health to ensure we remain aware of updates and best practice throughout the changing Covid-19 situation. On top of our usual high standards for cleanliness we will be implementing a number of additional measures to ensure the protection of you and our team, this includes additional hand sanitiser stations, signage throughout the venue to help you follow social distancing guidelines,  ample space given between guest seating for dinner, all staff to be temperature checked on arrival to their shift and to wear gloves throughout the evening, as well as a dedicated cleaning team to ensure the venue is cleaned to standard prior to your booking and that all high touch-point areas are cleaned regularly throughout the experience.