Sydney Fish Market Behind the Scenes


Ever wanted to know where your seafood comes from? What the Australian seafood industry does to ensure your seafood is sustainable? Or where the top-level restaurants go to get the freshest of the fresh? On a behind the scenes tour of SFM you'll have all these questions answered and more!

SFM is the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the third largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. Approximately 2,700 crates (around 50-55 tonnes) of the freshest possible seafood is auctioned each day through the computerised Dutch auction system. The incredible variety of seafood is sourced from individual fishermen, co-ops, fishing businesses and aquaculture farms in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific Region with over 100 species available to buyers daily.

Trained SFM guides will take you behind the scenes to explore all facets of the market.
Learn about the history of Sydney Fish Market.
Explanation of how the Dutch auction and buying system works.
Tour of the auction floor, viewing over 100 species.

Tours are held every Weekday (except Public Holidays and between Christmas and New Year).

Tours begin at 6:40am sharp and will end around 8:30am.

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