About AQWA

AQWA The Aquarium of Western Australia is Perth's premier underwater aquarium located on the shores of the Indian Ocean just 20 minutes north of Perth city.

AQWA is owned and operated by Coral World International, a privately owned company boasting a range aquariums around the world. The Coral World family is passionate about marine education, rehabilitation and conservation, and is dedicated to generating wonder and respect for the marine life of Western Australia through an extensive school education program, rehabilitation programs for sick and injured animals and amazing exhibits that provide a window to the bottom of the vast ocean floors. AQWA aims to inspire respect for the marine life, raise awareness of the oceans’ critical importance and create the passion that is shared by all our staff.

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Since opening its doors more than 3 decades ago, AQWA has inspired over nine million visitors!

1988 Underwater World, Perth opens its doors