You’re invited to be a part of the new Sydney Fish Market

The NSW Government’s new Sydney Fish Market project has announced a range of tenancies are now available for lease – and they want you. After undergoing extensive renovations, the iconic Sydney seafood hub is ushering in a new chapter for its iconic site, and now is the chance for your hospitality business to be a part of it.

Set to open in 2024, there are 19 opportunities available to food and beverage businesses across the 30,000 sqm site that come in a range of sizes to suit any hospitality offering, with small, large, and grab-and-go style spaces available. The site’s restaurants, bars, and hospitality offerings will trade seven days a week to ensure the Sydney Fish Market is a place for everyone to visit no matter what they are in search of.

Retail Strategy Group has been appointed to develop the Sydney Fish Market’s strategy and leasing. Founder and Director Angela Bonnefin says it is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to be a founding partner for the site.

“We want the finest operators in each category to join us on a journey to create a world-class fresh food marketplace,” she says. “Everyone is eligible to apply through the expressions-of-interest phase and we can’t wait to work with retailers to bring this iconic project to life.”

The Sydney Fish Market is the largest working fish market in the Southern Hemisphere and has been designed by architects 3XN. The new design combines modern architecture with the spirit of the seafood industry through elements including a wave-shaped, scale-patterned roof.

Located less than 2km away from the CBD and with a backdrop of the stunning Blackwattle Bay, the site is set to embrace its surrounds.

“It is not a generic construct that can be built anywhere,” says Architect and Partner at 3XN Fred Holt. “Instead, it is designed to accentuate its location and allow the promenade to move through the building, providing captivating vistas of both the waterfront and the park.”

Holt also says the design focuses on fostering a sense of connection with Sydneysiders. “The revitalised market acts as a social catalyst for community activity and will establish itself as an exciting new destination in Sydney,” he says. “Additionally, it rekindles a sense of nostalgia among Sydneysiders, as it brings them back to the beloved and iconic Fish Market.”

The NSW Government has invested $750 million into the site, with the purpose-built facility set to be an outstanding showcase of Sydney’s seafood industry. CEO of Sydney Fish Market Greg Dyer says the revitalised site will also go even further to offer so much more to visitors.

“Sydney Fish Market is already so much more than a fish market – we are a one-stop-shop for Sydney food lovers with a fantastic butcher, bakery, green grocer, artisanal deli, and a bottle-shop on site, as well as our world-class wet seafood retailers,” he says. “Our new state-of-the-art facilities present an opportunity to expand the Market’s offerings even further and deliver a truly one-of-a-kind visitor experience.”

The renovated Sydney Fish Market is expected to the double visitation numbers of the previous site, with around 6 million people set to walk through the doors each year.

Expressions of interest to be a part of Sydney Fish Market’s next chapter are now open to all hospitality businesses. Submissions are through Retail Strategy Group’s Angela Bonnefin and have a deadline of 31 August 2023.

For enquiries, and to submit expressions of interest, contact Angela Bonnefin:; 0418 257 143