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Careers and Work Experience

Here you'll find the information on any job or work experience opportunities currently available at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium.

This page is regularly updated with details of opportunities as and when they arise. 

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Year 10 Work Experience for 2016 has now closed.

If you have missed out then there are still options for you. We recommend our Aquarist for a Day and Aquarist for a Week programs. These run during the school holidays and provide you with unique opportunities to work directly with some of our animals, including archerfish in our Rainforest, sea stars in the Rock Pools, and penguins in the Antarctica exhibit. Some of these experiences and opportunities are not available during the normal Work Experience program. You will also be involved with feeding, food preparation and daily tasks involved in keeping the animals safe and healthy. More information, including costs, can be found at

Our conservation group SEA LIFE Trust also offers the Ocean Youth program for 14 – 17 year olds  who are keen ocean lovers and want to find out how they can make a difference to protect it. This program is about getting you back into our big Blue Backyard and having some good old fashioned fun as well as kitting you up to help you become an influential leader and change maker around sustainability and ocean conservation. You’ll be kayaking with sea dragons, seals and dolphins, doing citizen science in Port Phillip Bay and assisting the SEA LIFE team with health checks of rescued marine animals. The cost of the program is $950 for the year and includes all activities as well as putting you in the funding pool as part of the end of year project pitchfest. You can apply online at

Year 10 Work Experience for 2017

Applications for Year 10 Work Experience for 2017 will open on Monday 10th October 2016. Dates available for placement are:

27th – 31st March

26th – 30th June

18th – 22nd September

4th – 8th December

Stay tuned for more information closer to the date.

For any further Work Experience enquiries please email

Volunteering Opportunities and University or TAFE Placements

All places for volunteering, as well as university/TAFE/adult placements are currently closed. We are only accepting a small number of pre-service teachers in our Education department at this time.

Pre-service teachers are advised to email to see if placements are available.

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Job Vacancies at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Please check the Employment section of our website (under GENERAL INFO) for the latest updates.



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