Visiting AQWA

A must see for all ages – from locals to tourists alike – AQWA takes you on an underwater journey to discover the iconic and incredible marine life of Western Australia

AQWA is now OPEN to the general public. 

Our new opening times are Weekdays 9.30am-3pm and Weekends 9.30am-4pm. Tickets can be purchased online or at the gate.

The team is excited to welcome you all back to plunge into the underwater world of West Australian’s incredible oceans. Changes have been made to ensure the safety of our visitors and staff so we appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.

*IMPORTANT – During our 3 months of closure our lifts were not in operation and because of this, they have seized during this time. It is a priority of Senior Management to get the lift repaired as quickly as possible however it looks like it will need to be replaced. In light of this the Underwater Tunnel is accessible via the stairs only. Our sincerest apologies to those that rely on the lift access and we are working with the manufactures to get this resolved as soon as possible**

Tickets can now be bought online or at the gate.

Other changes to your experience include;

  • Guided tours and scheduled talks are no longer available at this time
  • The Theatre will not be open for movies due to restrictions
  • Increased cleaning to ensure all visitor and staff safety
  • No shared meals will be available for purchase in the cafe, such as the Seafood Basket for 2
  • We ask all visitors to adhere to physical distancing policies
  • Glass Bottom Boat can only be booked at reception on the day and is limited to comply with regulations

We appreciate you patience and understanding during this time and we look forward to seeing you all again.




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Plan your day

Some information to help your visit run smoothly.

Opening hours

AQWA is open 7 days. Weekdays from 9.30am-3pm & weekends from 9.30am-4pm.

Getting here

Located 30 minutes from Perth CBD at the Hillarys Boat Harbour.

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Ample FREE parking is available on-site.


General admission tickets can be pre-purchased online.

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AQWA map

This FREE map will assist in navigating around the exhibits and is received upon arrival.

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Daily talks & experiences*

*Temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 safety restrictions. AQWA offers free talks, tours and animal feeds daily, lead by our passionate Ocean Guides. We also offer additional paid experiences, like the Glass Bottom Boat or Ultimate Backstage Pass.

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Events and school holidays

Keep an eye out for our free school holiday activities and bonus special events. From swimming mermaids and pirate ship adventures, to toddler play days and adults-only evenings, AQWA offers something extraordinary for all ages!

What’s On

Facilities & accessibility

Please note AQWA's lifts are currently unavailable. To discuss accessibility options please contact AQWA on (08) 9447 7500

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Where to eat

The AQWA Café is open daily and is a fully licensed venue. Dine inside or enjoy the ocean view from two outdoor dining areas.

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Gift shop

Visit the AQWA Shop and choose from a range of interactive kid’s toys, plushies, books and homewares. From mermaid tails to turtle backpacks and souvenirs, there is a gift for everyone!

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An awesome underwater adventure awaits you at the Aquarium of Western Australia!

General admission

From only $18.00

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From only $28.00

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From only $12.00

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Special events

From only $18.00

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Group options

From only $16.20

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