Aquarium pioneers – Advanced Aquarium Technologies®

Advanced Aquarium Technologies® (AAT) is a world leader in the design, construction, and operation of landmark public aquariums. The company has delivered major projects in 25 countries, including Den Blå Planet (the national aquarium of Denmark), the Oman Aquarium, the Cube Oceanarium in Chengdu, China, and the Ocean Park Grand Aquarium in Hong Kong.

Closer to home, AAT has helped deliver new aquariums as well as many expansion and refurbishment programs including:

  • The Cairns Aquarium, Qld
  • Crocosaurous Cove, Darwin, NT;
  • Dreamworld, Gold Coast, Qld
  • Melbourne Zoo, Vic;
  • Sea World, Gold Coast, Qld
  • Sea Life Sunshine Coast, Qld
  • Taronga Zoo, Sydney, NSW;
  • The Dolphin Discovery Centre, Sunbury, WA.; and
  • Sea Life Kelly Tarlton’s, Auckland, NZ.
AAT Underwater Tunnel Aquarium
AAT Underwater Tunnel Aquarium

AAT also installs striking ‘feature aquariums’ in shopping malls, airports, hotels, corporate offices and public spaces, such as a beautiful two-storey high aquarium inside the Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne and the ‘Heart of the Reef’ aquarium at the Whitsunday Airport.

More than tourist attractions and family destinations, modern public aquariums are at the forefront of nature education, marine conservation, scientific research and vital wildlife rescue and rehabilitation services. AAT is a Corporate Member of the Zoo and Aquarium Association of Australasia and was a major sponsor of the World Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ 2021 annual conference.

AAT Water Treatment Life Support System
AAT Water Treatment Life Support System

What makes AAT special?

AAT’s point of difference in the industry is its breadth and depth of in-house capability. The company’s services include aquarium concept development consulting; the design of visitor experiences and exhibits; construction engineering; AAT Acrylics® – manufacturer of the world’s largest PLEXIGLAS® panels; a complete range of water quality management equipment called Life Support Systems; fibre-reinforced polymer tanks; hyper-realistic artificial coral, rockwork and creative theming props; waterproofing, and animal transportation.

Combining diverse skills and capabilities into a seamless turnkey service enables AAT to deliver stronger quality control, greater collaboration across disciplines, total accountability, and exceptional global logistics. The outcome is a world-class aquarium that runs cost-efficiently and reliably for decades with best-in-class animal welfare outcomes.


AAT was a double finalist at the 2021 Queensland Premier Export Awards (Regional Exporter and Creative Industries categories) and voted Business of the Year at the 2021 Sunshine Coast Business Awards (winner best Large Building and Construction company and best Export business).

IP Protection

While based on the Sunshine Coast, AAT’s IP protection requirements are broad, complex, and global.

The company manages two company-brands in developed and developing economies, offers products and services in many categories and has an extensive international footprint with operations in China (Guangzhou and Hong Kong), the Philippines and, more recently, the USA.

In 2020 the company reviewed its intellectual property protection requirements and appointed MBIP as its attorney firm for all services in this space, including domestic trade mark registrations and international trade mark management.

At MBIP we enjoy helping clients like AAT achieve their IP goals. If you would like to arrange a free consultation, we can provide advice on the options available to protect your brand name, domain names and logos, and to discuss an IP protection strategy suitable to your business. Please do not hesitate to call us at 07 3369 2226 or email to set up a meeting.