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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 2019.  Details of this tender process will be published on this web page closer to the date.

General information about the lease tender process can be found in the Aquaculture Lease Tender FAQ (PDF, 188.94 KB) document.

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