Diners reaching for a plate of oysters at 1802 Oyster Bar + Bistro in the Eyre Peninsula © South Australian Tourism Commission

1802 Oyster Bar + Bistro, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission

Where to find Australia’s best seafood

Friends enjoying dinner at Darwin Ski Club © Tourism NT/Cait Miers

Ski Club, Darwin, Northern Territory © Tourism NT/Cait Miers

Couple enjoying a seafood lunch at Bannisters by the Sea in Mollymook © Destination NSW

Bannisters by the Sea, Mollymook Beach, New South Wales © Destination NSW

Top tip

Learn how to cook your own gourmet seafood feast with Sydney Seafood School at the Sydney Fish Market.

Scallop dish at Stillwater restaurant in Launceston © C&B Creative/Stillwater

Stillwater, Launceston, Tasmania © C&B Creative/Stillwater

Couple dining at Fico restaurant in Hobart © Osborne Images/Tourism Tasmania

Fico, Hobart, Tasmania © Osborne Images/Tourism Tasmania

Charcoal roast West Australian Marron from Rockpool Bar & Grill in Perth © Rockpool Bar & Grill

Rockpool Bar & Grill, Perth, Western Australia © Rockpool Bar & Grill

Couple enjoying a seafood lunch at The Lobster Shack in Cervantes © Tourism Western Australia

Lobster Shack, Cervantes, Western Australia © Tourism Western Australia

Spanner crab spaghetti dish at Ricky’s River Bar and Restaurant in Noosa Heads © Visit Noosa

Ricky’s River Bar & Restaurant, Noosa Heads, Queensland © Visit Noosa

Fun fact

Unlike other crabs that move sideways, spanner crabs move forwards and backwards.

Freshly-caught prawns on ice at Mooloolaba © Tourism and Events Queensland

Prawns, Mooloolaba, Sunshine Coast, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

Rick Shores’ moreton bay bug roll © Tourism and Events Queensland

Rick Shores, Burleigh Heads, Queensland © Tourism and Events Queensland

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Wok fried north queensland mud crab from Nu Nu restaurant in Palm Cove © Sara Oliveira/Nu Nu Restaurant

Nu Nu Restaurant, Palm Cove, Queensland © Sara Oliveira/Nu Nu Restaurant

Couple try oysters during an Oyster Farm Tour in Coffin Bay © South Australian Tourism Commission

Oyster Farm Tours, Coffin Bay, Eyre Peninsula, South Australia © South Australian Tourism Commission