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 September 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 September 2024 tender should be submitted to NSW DPI by 31 July 2023.

Note: a tender is not being held in March 2024 due to a lack of preliminary applications.

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