Lease Notifications & Tenders

Public Tender of Aquaculture Leases in Various Estuaries of NSW

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

Please note that due to a lack of applications received, the March/April 2020 tender process will not proceed.

The next competitive tender process is due to be held in September/October 2020.  Applications for new lease areas to be included in the September/October 2020 tender should be submitted to NSW DPI by 31 July 2020.  Details of the tender process will be published on this web page closer to the date.

For further information on the tender process, please refer to the Aquaculture Lease Tender FAQ (PDF, 188.02 KB).

For industry background information, please refer to the NSW Oyster Industry Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy

For further information, please contact Aquaculture Administration at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute on 02 4916 3919 or 02 4916 3867, or email