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. A working fish market, SFM sources product both nationally and internationally and trades over 13,500 tonnes of seafood annually – with up to one hundred sustainable seafood species traded every day and approximately 500 species traded annually.
SFM employs approximately 65 staff to organise the weekday wholesale auction, promote Sydney Fish Market as the centre of seafood excellence and operate the Sydney Seafood School.
Since opening in 1989, Sydney Seafood School has played an important part in persuading Sydney residents to eat more fish. The School is considered to be one of Australia’s leading cooking schools. Over 12,000 people come to classes each year. Visit the SSS pages for more information or to book a class.
Onsite, SFM hosts six seafood retailers, a bottle shop, greengrocer, bakery, butcher, sushi bar, restaurants, gift shop and gourmet deli.
The Sydney Fish Market Light Rail station is across a paved section of the railway tracks then up an access ramp from the market. Clear signage guides the way.
A unisex accessible toilet is available at the markets.
Access is available into the market’s arcade and most shops.
The Sydney Seafood School is located upstairs – lift access is available and people using wheelchairs have access to a long table during cooking sessions.
The most convenient access to the market is via light rail. It’s a short ride away from Central Station, Haymarket, Darling Harbour, or Star City Casino.
Wheelchair users board the light rail from accessible platforms that offer roll-on and off access and tactile direction and warning tiles.
Light rail carriages provide designated wheelchair bays, colour contrast grab rails and audio station announcements. All outdoor stations are equipped with sheltered seating and/or space for wheelchair users.
Buses 501 (from George and Bathurst streets) and 443 (from the Queen Victoria Building) disembark passengers at the intersection of Harris Street and Pyrmont Bridge Road, about five minutes from the market. However, you must cross busy roads to access the markets.
Dedicated wheelchair parking spaces are provided in the commercial car park at the market.