National Barramundi Day 2021

Can you believe National Barramundi Day is turning 3 this year?! We certainly can’t (it’s like watching your baby grow up right before your eyes, isn’t it) but we know for a fact that we are EXCITED.

While we’re firm believers that barramundi should be celebrated all day every day, National Barramundi Day is the day of the year we get to make the biggest splash about it. You’re welcome!


Why celebrate National Barramundi Day?

We celebrate National Barramundi Day to help raise awareness of homegrown barramundi and support our Aussie barra famers, who work hard to provide Aussies with tasty, high-quality and sustainably farmed barramundi. Did you know that despite its Indigenous name, over 60% of barramundi is imported from overseas with almost half of Australians unsure of its origin? That’s why we encourage you to #askforaussiebarra when doing your groceries, prepping your picnic platters and dining out!  

Also – it is a wonderful opportunity for you to get creative in the kitchen and create a dish using sustainable Aussie barra. Whether you are new to cooking or enjoy whipping up some so-fish-ticated meals – be sure to upload your creation on social media on 22nd October, tag us @australianbarramundi and use the hashtag #askforaussiebarra.

Restaurant partners

We are so proud to have teamed up with over 100 amazing restaurants across the nation to support the cause behind National Barramundi Day. These restaurants will all be serving specialty dishes on the day (some for the entire weekend too!) using farm fresh barra delivered from our sustainable farms. Restaurants taking part include Catalina, Firedoor, Maha, Agnes and MORE! Take a look here for the full list – where will you be visiting first?

Release your inner chef with our FREE masterclass

Seeking inspiration on what to cook for your next lunch or dinner? We’ve got you covered! Chef Matt Stone (of the self-sufficient, zero-waste home Future Food System in Melbourne’s Federation Square) will be running a FREE virtual masterclass on the eve of National Barramundi Day – the 21st of October from 6PM. He’ll be showing us how to cook his delicious crispy barra burger, sharing his top tips on how to break down the whole barra with no waste, AND there’ll be a virtual live Q&A session too! As an attendee you will have the exclusive opportunity to ask Matt all your fishy questions.

Details below, we’ll see you there!

  • Date: Thursday, 21st October (eve of National Barramundi Day)
  • Time: 6PM – 7PM AEDT
  • Tickets: FOC
  • Register here


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