Lease Notifications & Tenders

Public Tender of Aquaculture Leases

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) runs a public tender process biannually, in March/April and September/October of each year.

The next public tender is due to be held in March/April 2024. Details of this tender will be published on this web page closer to the date. Applications for new lease areas to be included in the March/April 2024 tender should be submitted to NSW DPI by 31 December 2023.

The Aquaculture lease tender process - FAQ provides further information on the tender process.

For industry background information, please refer to the NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy and the NSW Marine Water Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy .

For further information, please contact Aquaculture Administration at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute on 02 4916 3900 or email