Lease Notifications & Tenders

Public Tender of Aquaculture Leases in Various Estuaries of NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) is offering by public tender, nineteen (19) areas of public water land in various estuaries of NSW, for the purpose of oyster aquaculture.

Tender Postal Address:

Confidential - Tender Aquaculture Leases
NSW Department of Primary Industries
Locked Bag 1
Nelson Bay NSW 2315

Tender Email:

Note: this email address is to be used only for the submission of tenders.  General enquiries sent to this email will not be responded to.

Closing Date:

Friday 12 October 2018 at 4:30 pm


This is a public tender, open to all interested parties who meet the requirements and conditions of the tender.

For further information on the tender, please refer to the Request for Tender (PDF, 240.22 KB) and the following related documents:

An aquaculture lease application form for a priority oyster aquaculture area (PDF, 145.66 KB) must be submitted for each lease you submit a tender for, together with the tender form (Section E of the Request for Tender (PDF, 240.22 KB)).  Information on completing your new lease application can be found in the Application for Oyster Lease Information Kit (PDF, 71.55 KB).

A minimum tender premium of $200 per lease has been applied to all areas being offered.

The prescribed application fee does not need to be submitted with your tender and application(s).  Only the successful tenderer(s) will be required to submit the prescribed application fee.  For information on relevant lease fees and charges, please refer to the Aquaculture Fee Schedule.

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 4982 1232 or email