Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Tue 31 Mar
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

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 (COVID-19) infected staff, workers or visitors notified at Sydney Fish Market.

Retail stores remain open
As of Tuesday, 31 March, Sydney Fish Market remains open for business, although under these extenuating circumstances, individual store hours may vary. Please contact our individual retailers for more information about specific store hours.

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 2 metres distance from each other.

All visitors to our arcade will be screened and temperature tested on entry.

Sydney Seafood School
As of Monday, 23 March, Sydney Seafood School has suspended all face-to-face classes for the short term. Guests with bookings for general public classes in March and April will be contacted directly.

Please click here for more detailed information.


Auction Supplier and Buyer Update
As of Tuesday, 24 March, Sydney Fish Market has sought and received urgent clarification from the NSW Health department who have confirmed that as a crucial food market, Sydney Fish Market’s auction is exempt from the ban and should continue to operate.

Please click here for more detailed information.

We will continue to monitor the situation and update this page accordingly. 

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