Seafood delivery services have seen a boom in recent years. No longer satisfied with the freshness of what’s available on supermarket shelves, customers have started buying oysters, lobsters and prawns directly from aquaculturalists and fishmongers. On top of whole fish and fillets for Friday night’s dinner, these companies deliver raw king prawns, silky squid tubes and live mussels – and in some cases you can order for next-day delivery.

Kailis Bros
Operating since 1926, Kailis Bros Fish Market has offered the freshest catch of the day for almost a century – but you no longer have to step inside the Leederville store to purchase fillets of Tasmanian salmon, Shark Bay snapper or Cone Bay barramundi. Kailis Bros now offers home delivery and pick-up services too. Online you’ll find ready-to-bake fillets, such as teriyaki salmon, which need less than 15 minutes in the oven. There’s also extra large octopus hands, squid tubes and house-made garlic prawns ready to be thrown on the grill or tossed through some spaghetti. There’s cooked rock lobster from Jurien Bay, cleaned and debearded mussels, half-shell scallops and large raw Shark Bay king prawns. Kailis Bros also offers ready-made meals for easy entertaining; currently on offer there’s poached salmon with either lemon pepper or Moroccan seasoning, salt and pepper squid, and Moroccan spiced salmon skewers. It also has an online pantry with olive oil, bread, anchovies, vinegar and caviar. There’s a $70 minimum spend for deliveries.

Signature Oysters
Once a month, Signature Oysters gives their Club members access to a harvest of oysters from their farm on the Clyde River in Batemans Bay. The monthly offering could include Pacific oysters, Sydney Rock oysters, or the harder-to-come-by Angasi oysters. Live and unshucked, they’ll arrive at your doorstep in insulated seafood containers with ice packs. Delivery is available right across Australia. To sign up, add your name to the mailing list and keep your eyes peeled for details and access to the next monthly harvest. Keep an eye on Signature Oysters’ instagram for some recipes to dress up the month’s yield. Perhaps a summery mango chili sauce, or a cucumber ginger lime dressing?

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Fins Seafood
This wholesale fishmonger services some of Perth’s best restaurants. Fins’ direct delivery service is currently on hold, but home cooks can still order through Dirty Clean Food. Fins owners Phil Clark and John Cordin like to make sure everyone knows the backstory of a fisherman’s catch – whether you’re a chef or a novice. They detail not just where the fish was caught, but also the boat and fisher who caught it. There are Shark Bay king prawns, tiger prawns, Abrolhos Island kingfish, and blue spot emperor fillets. Delivery is free for orders of over $120 to the Perth metro area, otherwise for orders under $120 there’s a delivery fee of $15.

West Coast Seafood
From hoki fillets to squid tubes, if it lives in the ocean, West Coast Seafood has it fresh, frozen or cooked and ready to deliver. If you live in the Perth metro area you can order online before midday and have it delivered the next day. There’s a $10 delivery fee, but you can fill your cart with whole smoked trout, tuna steaks, barramundi portions, raw WA king prawns, crumbed seafood, heat-and-eat packs of fish’n’chips, fish and vegetable pie and chicken and dessert. When you need a good selection without having to think too much about it, there’s a barbeque pack of raw prawns, fish fillets, scallops, whole mussels and squid tubes for $29. The minimum order is three items and payment is taken by cash or eftpos on delivery.

Festival Fish
One the main wholesalers in Perth sources most of its produce from Western Australia and it operates 24 hours a day, meaning you can drop them a line in the middle of the night and have fresh seafood on the table by the following lunchtime. Festival Fish is a little old-school – there’s no online ordering system, for example, but you can call or email your order and it’ll deliver to your home. The family business started out in 1981 and it delivers from Monday to Friday each week. The most popular orders are for salmon, barramundi, tuna, yellowtail kingfish, swordfish, Fremantle octopus and Exmouth and Shark Bay prawns. The best way to keep track of what’s on offer is to sign up to its newsletter for information on specials and any general updates.

This article was originally published on April 20, 2022 but was updated on November 30, 2023 to reflect new information and remove out-of-date details.