Welcome to the home of Australian Fish & Chips

The Fisheries Research Development Corporation (FRDC) is proud to be running the Australian Fish and Chips Awards again in 2019.

The launch of this is close on the heels of the FRDC publishing its fourth and most comprehensive Report into the sustainability of Australia’s fish stocks – the 2018 Status of Australian Fish Stocks (SAFS) Reports. Reports on the sustainability of Australia’s commercial fish species are also available on the SAFS app for IOS and Android downloadable via http://fish.gov.au/App.

Dates for the Awards

  • Voting has now closed as of Friday 31 May, 11:59pm AEST for all states and territories. Thank you for everyone's participation for the 2019 awards!

  • State Winners will be announced at the State and Territory Seafood Awards as outlined below.

  • National winners will be announced at the Seafood Directions Conference on 10 October 2019 in Melbourne.



More information

State and Territory Award Events

6 Jul

Stay Afloat Tasmanian Seafood Awards (Hobart)


25 Jul

WA Seafood Industry Awards (Perth)


25 Jul

NSW Seafood Industry Awards (Sydney)


26 Jul

SA Seafood Industry Awards (Adelaide)


21 Aug

NT Seafood Industry Awards


National Award Events

9-11 Oct

Seafood Directions (Melbourne)




Good Friday is one of the busiest times for both fish and chip shops and the Australian seafood industry. Sydney Fish Market expects over forty thousand visitors, and better not forget the several hundred thousand serves of fish and chips Australians will consume.
Do you feel like there’s something you’ve forgotten? No you haven’t left the oven on or left the front door unlocked (as far as we know), but maybe you’ve forgotten to vote in this year’s most important election – to crown your favourite fish and chipper, doyen of the deep fried, master or mistress of marinara!
Australians from all over the country are casting their vote to decide who will net the 2019 award for best Fish and Chips.






The Awards are being coordinated by the Fisheries Research and Development Corporation in partnership with the state and territory fishing industry councils.