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The content below, describes what the centre was and what you could do there. Many families enjoyed this amazing interaction with these incredible creatures. Read on and find out how much fun was had when it was open.

Swimming with Sharks And Stingrays in the suburbs of Melbourne - whoever would have thought it possible

Can you really experience sharks feeding from your hand and touch a stingray's skin as it glides past you in the water?

What, here in the suburbs of Melbourne and miles from any coastal water?

Is it safe and can you actually swim with sharks as well?

The answer is yes.

Here in Dandenong, an outer satellite City of Melbourne, you will find all types of sharks from our very own Australian waters and several species of stingrays.

These can be found swimming in large salt water tanks at the Australian Shark and Ray Centre.

This is an up close and personal Sharks feeding experience that you and you family just can't miss, you can feed the stingrays as well.

All family members can join in and experience what has to be one of the most thrilling experiences you could possibly have.

You and your children can put on a swimming wetsuit and shoes and actually go swimming with sharks! 

Or for the grownups there are waterproof waders and boots that can be put over their clothes.

image to pin to Pinterest of the Shark and Stingray Centre

Where Is The Sharks Feeding And Stingray Centre?


Cnr Princess Highway and Progress Street

Dandenong Sth

Open Hours


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The Shark Feeding Experience - Used To Be Thrilling!

Wetsuits and waders available at the Australian Shark and Stingray CentreWetsuits and waders available

If you don’t want to actually get into the water then you can feed and interact with the sharks and rays from the edge of the tanks.

Sharks feeding directly from your very own hands, incredible!

The experience of actually touching a shark as it glides past you is thrilling and scary all at the same time.

Actually feeding, patting and playing with these sea creatures in the water with them swimming all around you is truly memorable.

There are shallow pools with little friendly Fiddler Stingrays that you can feed by hand and then move into the larger pools where your sharks feeding experience really becomes real, feeding sharks that are sometimes as long as 4½ feet.

In one of the larger tanks you meet the Black Stingrays. These glide past and around you giving you the opportunity to gently stroke the creature. The stingray skin is soft and velvety to touch, amazing creatures.

Massive stingray swimming in centre's poolMassive stingray swimming in centre's pool

Enjoy the thrilling experience of actually swimming with the Leopard Shark in the shallow pool.

This is a beautiful creature with the most amazing skin to touch.

Kids and grown-ups can sit or lie in the tank as it gently glides past giving you a full up close to a shark experience.

Swimming with a Leopard SharkSwimming with a Leopard Shark
Stroking the Leopard Shark at the Australian Shark and Stingray CentreStroking the Leopard Shark at the Australian Shark and Stingray Centre

What Sharks And Stingrays Are On Show

Bamboo Shark compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/schultzlabs/2601479166/

Bamboo Shark

Blind Shark compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/karlsprogis/8528754133/

Blind Shark

Port Jackson Shark photo compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/photgeniccreativity/6158615760/

Port Jackson 

Tawney Nurse Shark at the Shark and Stingray Centre

Tawney Nurse

The Leopard Shark at the Shark and Stingray Centre

Leopard Shark

White Spotted Shark at the Shark and Stingray Centre

White Spotted

Common Stingaree compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/rling/5162592152/


Eagle Stingray compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/lweissman/341675400/

Eagle Ray

Estuary Stingray compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/pfoty/4280013413/

Estuary Brown

Shovel Nose Stingray compliments of http://www.flickr.com/photos/pgpalmer_au/8508898472/

Shovel Nose Ray

Black Stingray at the Shark and Stingray Centre

Black Ray

Feeding the sharks at the Australian Shark and Stingray Centre

20 Other Species

This is a totally safe experience for toddlers. What a wonderful way to introduce these amazing creatures to your little ones.

Take a look at the exciting time you and the kids can have.

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