Media Release


22 November 2021

Whether you’re the early bird starting the Christmas holidays with oysters for breakfast while watching the sunrise, the kid enjoying fish and chips in their PJs, the midnight prawn connoisseur or the last-minute Christmas Eve shopper, Sydney Fish Market’s 36-Hour Seafood Marathon is back and ready to cater to every seafood lover this Christmas. 

It’s the Christmas tradition that has stood the test of time for over 20 years, giving Sydneysiders access to all the premium, local seafood and produce they need for a stunning Christmas spread.  

Sydney Fish Market will welcome customers in droves this festive season, opening its doors non-stop from 5:00am on Thursday, 23 December, through to 5:00pm on Friday, 24 December. This year’s Marathon will be a special one for families with Santa Claus making an appearance.   

The 36-Hour Seafood Marathon typically sees more than 100,000 visitors pass through Sydney Fish Market, with over 370 tonnes of seafood sold to eager customers. While Sydney is expected to have hit a phenomenal 90 per cent vaccination rate, health and safety precautions including indoor capacity limits, controlled queuing and QR code check-in requirements will remain in place.  

Sydney Fish Market CEO, Greg Dyer, says, “After another challenging year, with people unable to see much of their loved ones, we anticipate families will be making the most of their Christmas celebrations. We’re proud to be a part of the holiday tradition for so many Sydneysiders and look forward to welcoming everyone back again safely for the 2021 Seafood Marathon. We expect visitor numbers to be high and urge customers to plan ahead by allowing extra time for arrival, shopping and celebrating.”  

While Sydney Fish Market is famous for its supply of high quality, local seafood, many don’t know that the market also offers a full basket of produce, with a butcher, deli, greengrocer, bakery, and bottle shop on-site, in addition to its six famous seafood retailers. The Market is a one stop shop to purchase everything needed to celebrate this season.  

Greg Dyer says, “Our retailers have ample supply of Aussie favourites like prawns, oysters and salmon alongside lesser-known delicacies such as Sea Urchin, Scorpion Fish and Bonito. The beauty of the fish market is the abundance and diversity of seafood that you won’t find elsewhere.”   

For those who can’t make it to the Marathon, online ordering will still be available from most retailers.  

For more information regarding the Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon, and for the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 safety precautions, visitors are encouraged to keep an eye on Sydney Fish Market’s social media accounts and website, which will be updated regularly. 

WHAT: Sydney Fish Market 36-Hour Seafood Marathon  
WHEN: 5:00am on Thursday, 23 December, through to 5:00pm on Friday 24 December 
WHERE: Sydney Fish Market, Bank Street, Pyrmont, NSW 2009 

HOW TO GET THERE: Limited carparking is available at Sydney Fish Market with additional parking at Sydney Secondary College Blackwattle Bay Campus (opposite Sydney Fish Market on Bridge Road).  
Visitors commuting by public transport can use bus services 501 and 389, which regularly depart from the city. For route and timetable information visit  

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For more information, please contact:

Jordan Bishop or Ruth Fletcher | DEC PR for Sydney Fish Market
Phone: 0432 295 064 | Mobile: 0455 960 838

Lara Jones | Media and Communications Coordinator
Phone: 02 9004 1147 | Mobile: 0421 399 301

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