Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Tue 13 Oct
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Updated COVID-Safe protocol at Sydney Fish Market

The health and safety of visitors, employees and other workers here at Sydney Fish Market is our highest priority. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and are complying with and responding immediately 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 standard precautionary 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.

Staff and site workers have been reminded about preventative measures and we ask that all site users adopt considerate hygiene practices, including covering coughs and sneezes with the elbow, regularly and thoroughly washing hands and utilising the hand sanitisers provided.

There have been no cases of Coronavirus-infected staff, workers or visitors at Sydney Fish Market.


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.

Sydney Fish Market is 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.

Visitor information
A number of our arcade retailers are offering seated dining, which is heavily regulated to ensure that 1.5m physical distancing recommendations are being adhered to.

Sydney Fish Market’s iconic boardwalk seating is open to customers, with a limited capacity, in line with NSW government guidelines. This seating capacity has been reduced to allow tables to be spaced at least 1.5 metres apart. To help enforce social distancing measures, some tables will remain inaccessible, and we recommend keeping tables at a 2-4 person capacity.

We implore diners to respect these measures by not attempting to utilise tables which have been blocked off.

Each of these measures has been implemented with the intent to maintain an average density of 4 square metres per person, as well as an average distance of 1.5 metres between customers, as advised by NSW Department of Health.

Sydney Seafood School
Sydney Seafood School has suspended all face-to-face classes for the short term. However, they have introduced the hugely popular virtual cooking class, SSS@Home.

These home-delivered recipe kits include all the fresh seafood, vegetables, herbs and premium pantry items required, plus detailed printed recipes and a step-by-step video teaching you how to cook a gourmet seafood dish.

Please click here for more detailed information.

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