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Location / Area

7km’s from the centre of Childers, Fraser Coast, Queensland.

Near Bundaberg, Maryborough and Hervey Bay.

Property Type / Size

Ausyfish is a 79.71 Hectare (Approx 200 Acre) Hatchery Farm featuring 127 fish ponds, 4 water storage dams and hatchery buildings.

There is also a 3 bedroom house included with the business.

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Property Information

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‘Ausyfish’ has been in operation since 1988 and has grown to be the largest hatchery of its type in Australia. The business is the first to receive a Hatchery Accreditation with the Aquaculture Association of Queensland (AAQ).

Aerial Shot79.71 Hectare HatcheryOver 200 Approved Species
Aerial Shot79.71 Hectare HatcheryOver 200 Approved Species

They are a specialist fish hatchery producing Australian native fish for both aquarium and grow-out-for- the-table markets.

  • Species include larvae and fingerlings of
    • Jade perch
    • Silver perch  
    • Golden perch
    • Sleepy Cod
  • A large range of exotic aquarium fish     

Blowers127 Earth Fish PondsWater to Ponds
Blowers127 Earth Fish PondsWater to Ponds

Business Details

Ausyfish has strong reputation within the Australian Aquaculture industry. Ausyfish are successful exporters of  Australian native fish. They have a well established customer base , sending consignments of fish all over Australia. With the potential to greatly increase production due to the recent upgrades, the business is set to continue expanding into the lucrative ornamental market.

Automatically Controlled Aerators Climate Control RoomHatchery
Automatically Controlled Aerators Climate Control RoomHatchery

Extensive renovations and upgrades over the past 3 years have improved the efficiency and production potential of the hatchery and pond areas. The Hatchery includes:

  • 4 water storage dams
  • 127 earth fish ponds
  • New harvest sumps in large ponds
  • Large spawning area
  • New underground power to ponds
  • New underground air to ponds
  • New underground water mains to ponds
  • New automatically controlled aerators
  • New laboratory
  • New climate control room
  • New quarantine room
  • New fish holding building

Laboratory Quarantine RoomSpawning Area
Laboratory Quarantine RoomSpawning Area

Other Details

  • 3 phase power
  • Aquaculture approval in perpetuity
  • Over 200 approved species
  • Hatchery approved under AAQ code of practice
  • Hatchery operates under Queensland Government Fish Health Certification Program
  • Aquaculture work experience facility ,training students wanting to enter the industry

Underground PowerHatcheryHarvest Sumps
Underground PowerHatcheryHarvest Sumps

House Details

This is a high set 3 bedroom Queenslander home, it features:

  • Large wide veranda extending the full width of the house
  • Very high ceilings
  • Parking under the house for up to 4 cars.
  • Excellent views over the main ponded area of the farm
  • Good sized recently renovated bathroom
  • Sun room
  • Dining room
  • Very large kitchen, with:
    • 6 burner gas stove
    • Range hood
    • Dishwasher
    • Heaps of cupboard space


Best Features

  • Established business in a growing market.
  • Potential to expand exports.
  • Extensive renovations completed recently, increasing production and efficiency.
  • Developed infrastructure
  • Comfortable 3 Bedroom home


Additional Information

A well established customer base secures the future market for increasing production from the whole facility.

Markets for Australian native table species, are growing worldwide as well as domestically. Ausyfish regularly exports native species and is now in a position to develop this market to its full potential.

Over 19 million ornamental fish were imported into Australia in 2008. Ausyfish is well positioned to increase its market share of this sector.

Contact Details

Contact:Bruce Sambell
Phone:08 8356 7786
Mobile:0407 797 149
Email: Please use the form provided below

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