Media Release


Thursday 26 March, 2020

Open air, waterfront grocery shopping without the crowds and daily purchase limits

Savvy Sydney grocery shoppers are skipping the queues that have become synonymous with big supermarket retailers, instead opting to support local, independent retailers by heading to Sydney Fish Market to purchase their essential fresh produce.

While Sydney Fish Market is famous for its supply of local seafood, the market also offers a full basket of produce - without daily limit restrictions - housing a butcher, greengrocer, bakery, and bottle shop in addition to its six wet fish retailers. Increasing convenience for customers during the month of March, shoppers can also enjoy one hour of free parking between 7:00am and 11:00am from Monday to Thursday.

Although Sydney Fish Market is famed as a tourism and dining destination, restrictions on travel and dining has resulted in a much quieter site. While tours, Sydney Seafood School classes and onsite dining have been suspended, the site’s seafood auction and retailers remain open for business.

“With open air shopping on the waterfront, convenient parking and some of the freshest fish and seafood in all of Sydney, Sydney Fish Market is currently the city’s best kept secret,” said CEO of Sydney Fish Market, Greg Dyer.

“As families prepare to self-isolate and wonder how they’ll stock the pantry while keeping meals fresh and interesting, our local vendors are equipped and ready to share advice on what’s in season, recipe recommendations and guidance on storing seafood,” added Dyer.

Multiple on-site vendors are also offering takeaway and delivery services, catering for the needs of those who may be social distancing and self-isolating during this time. A complete list of participating vendors can be found on the website.

The Sydney Fish Market website is also brimming with healthy recipes to keep family mealtimes interesting, including a practical guide to storing and freezing seafood.

Sydney Fish Market has implemented precautionary measures in accordance with Government advice and regulations. These include closure of dine-in seating areas, hand sanitisation points throughout the site and an increased cleaning regime of common touch points, across retail and operational areas.

“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” added Mr Dyer.

GETTING THERE: Catch the Sydney Light Rail to the Fish Market stop, or hop on the new, on-demand ferry service from Barangaroo for a scenic arrival by water. For route and timetable information visit For more information, visit

Sydney Fish market also offers two hours free parking to allvisitors.

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For further information, please contact:

Jordan Bishop – DEC PR
Mobile: 0432 295 064

Kelly Seagrave – Sydney Fish Market
Mobile: 0421 399 301

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Media Contacts

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Phone: 02 9004 1147 | Mobile: 0421 399 301

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