Lease Notifications & Tenders

Public Tender of Aquaculture Leases

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

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

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 and NSW Marine Water Sustainable Aquaculture Strategy

For further information, please contact Aquaculture Administration at the Port Stephens Fisheries Institute on 02 4982 3900 or email