Narrandera Fisheries Centre


What happens at Narrandera

Narrandera Fisheries Centre (NFC) is a world-class fisheries research and aquaculture facility located adjacent to the Murrumbidgee River in southern inland NSW. Specialist facilities support native fish breeding, conservation, environmental surveys, NSW rivers management and community education.

Opened in 1962, NFC can produce millions of fingerlings per year. These fish - including Murray cod, trout cod, golden perch and silver perch - are stocked into NSW waterways to maintain and enhance populations of key native freshwater fish for recreational and conservation outcomes.

NFC boasts specialist laboratories, innovative fish-sampling equipment and modern aquaculture facilities. Recent infrastructure upgrades include modern wet and dry laboratories, microscopy rooms, a molecular laboratory with genetics and environmental DNA facilities, a temperature-controlled aquaria tank room, hatchery and sample-processing facilities.

The multi-disciplinary team at NFC includes staff with expertise in aquaculture, fisheries research and education. The Centre also hosts vocational placements and university collaborators.


Murray Cod

Our research

Research activities at the Centre are conducted under three priority management areas.

Fisheries research shed

Our facilities and services

The Centre has a range of research, education, farming and community resources.

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Our climate

Located in the Riverina region of Southern NSW, the Centre experiences a moderate climate.

John Lake

Our history

Established in 1962, the Centre is the core of freshwater fisheries research in NSW.


70 Buckingbong Road
Narrandera NSW 2700

Postal address:

Narrandera Fisheries Centre
PO Box 182
Narrandera NSW 2700

Phone: (02) 6958 8200

International: +61 2 6958 8200



Laboratory Analysis Report

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