Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Wed 24 Feb
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Updated COVID-Safe Measures at Sydney Fish Market

The health and safety of all visitors and staff here at Sydney Fish Market is our highest priority. We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation and respond to all guidelines which are issued by the Australian Department of Health and the NSW Department of Health.

In line with other public spaces and facilities, we have implemented precautionary hygiene measures at Sydney Fish Market, including hand sanitisation points throughout the site and an increased cleaning regime of common touch points across our retail and operational areas.

Sydney Fish Market is also observing safe social distancing measures and asks all visitors to site to ensure they keep a minimum of 1.5 metres distance from each other at all times. Dedicated COVID Marshals are onsite throughout busy periods to ensure compliance.

Face Masks

Effective 29 January 2021, it is no longer compulsory to wear a face mask in Sydney Fish Market’s retail arcade or individual retail stores. 

NSW Health does, however, recommend the wearing of face masks in indoor shopping settings and hospitality venues in Greater Sydney. 

We encourage visitors to Sydney Fish Market to use their own discretion regarding face masks and continue to take reasonable care for their own health and safety – including social distancing at all times while on site. 

General information
Many of our retailers are now accepting online orders and are making deliveries. Please click here for more detailed information.

For the time being, Sydney Fish Market has suspended all non-essential access to the auction area (back-of-house). This includes a temporary suspension of our flagship Behind the Scenes Tours as well as the Brunch Tour. There have been no cases of COVID-19 infected staff, workers or visitors at Sydney Fish Market.

Visitor information
Sydney Fish Market’s iconic boardwalk seating is open to customers.

A number of our arcade retailers are offering seated dining, which is regulated to ensure that 1.5m physical distancing recommendations are being adhered to, as advised by NSW Department of Health.


Sydney Seafood School
The Sydney Seafood School team has relaunched their face-to-face classes with a new premium hands-on cooking experience. Click here for more details.

They are also continuing their hugely popular virtual cooking classes, SSS@Home. These home-delivered recipe kits include a step-by-step video, all the fresh seafood, vegetables, herbs and premium pantry items required to cook a delicious meal for 2, plus detailed printed recipes.

They also offer private bookings for corporate events or groups of family and friends. Click here for more details.


Auction Supplier and Buyer Update
NSW Health department have confirmed that as a crucial food market, Sydney Fish Market’s auction is exempt from the ban and can therefore continue to operate. We have thus been operating the auction with extensive COVID-safe social distancing measures in place.

Please click here for more detailed information.

For further health enquiries please contact the Australian Government Department of Health Coronavirus Information Line 1800 020 080 or the healthdirect hotline 1800 022 222. You can also visit