AQWA – The Aquarium of Western Australia

Discover WA's spectacular marine life as you journey through our unique displays of living corals and amazing creatures.

A family looking at the marine life at AQWA.
A family observing a shark in the tank at AQWA.
A family viewing the tank at AQWA.
A girl admiring the fish in a tank at AQWA.
Three girls observing a circular tank at AQWA.
A close up of fish.

Opening Hours

  1. MON–SUN: 9am – 4pm

Explore 12,000 km of Western Australia’s underwater coastline in just a few hundred metres! From the icy waters of the southern ocean to the tropical wonderland of coral reefs in the Far North, AQWA takes you on an underwater journey to discover the incredible and unique marine life of Western Australia. Since 1988, AQWA has presented the beauty and wonder of this coastal environment and is Western Australia’s number one marine attraction. Reflecting our Western Australian theme, everything in AQWA can be found in the State’s oceans. In addition, everything within our displays is living – including the incredible complex marine environments and coral! There are over 40 stunning exhibits including one of the largest living coral reef exhibits in the world and AQWA’s shipwreck coast – Australia’s largest aquarium. It’s also the 10th largest in the world! In total AQWA holds over 4 million litres of water and is home to over 4,000 fish – you can even interact with live sea animals at the touch pool!