Port Stephens Fisheries Institute


What happens at Port Stephens

The Port Stephens Fisheries Institute (PSFI) is located at Taylors Beach approximately 10 km from Nelson Bay in the Port Stephens Council area (32.724 S, 152.146 E). The Institute is approximately 27 km from north-east Newcastle airport and 150 km north from Sydney. This Institute is a multi-disciplinary centre with staff from several units within the Primary Industries Division based on-site.

Oyster research

Our research

The Institute is one of the largest specialised aquaculture research facilities in the country, driving excellence for NSW.

Hatchery ponds

Our facilities and services

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

Aerial view of PSFI

Our climate

Located in the Hunter Region, the Institute experiences a mild climate year round.

PSFI entrance

Our history

Established in the 1970’s, the Institute has grown to become a leading aquaculture research facility.


Taylors Beach Road
Taylors Beach
NSW, 2316

Postal address:

Port Stephens Fisheries Institute
Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay
NSW, 2316

Phone: (02) 4916 3900

International: +61 2 4916 3900

Email: port.stephens.office@industry.nsw.gov.au

Fax: (02) 4982 1107

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