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Richmond Oysters

chmond Oysters is one of Melbourne’s major wholesalers and distributors of fresh and frozen seafood together with a large variety of general fresh and frozen foods.

Our aim is to provide a professional and efficient service that will meet every need. We deliver quality product that meets the required high standards of the Australian Food Industry.
Our product range includes an extensive variety of delicious fresh seafood from ocean to plate. We also provide a large selection of Finger Food, other Convenience foods and much, much more…

Please explore and enjoy our website for more information on our Products, Services, Food Quality Standards, Recipes and guides to all your requirements.

In 1959, brothers Nick and Tony Anassis commenced operations in a single fronted retail outlet in Church Street Richmond . While one shucked oysters and tended to customers, the other peddled their wares to pubs, restaurants and cafes in and around Melbourne. Richmond Oysters was born.

From this humble beginning the small business quickly developed. It provided a growing variety of produce including fresh fish and general seafood to satisfy the needs of its customers.

Today it jointly operates as Victorian Frozen Foods Distributors Pty. Ltd. and Richmond Oysters,and that same spirit continues. With due pride we say that Nick and Tony were pioneers of a service industry which has become an integral part of food service. Their relentless zeal to provide top quality and service has become the hallmark of the company, and a benchmark for all else.

Richmond Oysters continues to operate from the original location set up by the adventurous pair - a testament to their vision. It also continues to provide a service that delivers; an extensive range of the freshest fish; the extended variety of seafood that Melbourne demands, together with a total offer in fresh and frozen general foods. And it continues to do so in the tradition set down by Nick and Tony. Indeed many of Melbourne 's successful seafood providers have learnt their trade during their formative years as Richmond Oyster employees, all of which contributes to this strong and vibrant industry.

Richmond Oysters enjoys a client base with much diversity including most Five Star hotel groups and establishments in the CBD and surrounds with many cafes and Hotels throughout the suburbs.

Together with this heritage, unparalleled prowess in Seafood, a dedicated 30 strong team and fleet of 10 vehicles, we pledge to continue that tradition.

Richmond Oysters implements a HACCP based Food Safety Program that meets the relevant Food Acts in each state, in particular the Food Standards Australia & New Zealand requirements, which has been certified by SGS as an approved HACCP system.

Click here to view our Prime Safe Certificate
Click here to view our SGS-HACCP Certificate

VFFD recognizes its position in the market place as leader in its field.

It remains focused on continual improvement and the ongoing refinement of business processes for the benefit of its customers and staff.

It has a commitment to a superior standard of quality, and to remain dedicated to delivering the highest possible standard of product to its diverse customer base.


Our Food Safety Plan - HACCP has been approved and implemented since January 2004. Audits will be conducted 6 monthly by the relative authority, SGS Systems & Services Certification.

Prime Safe - Since their assumption of governing health authority over the Seafood industry in January 2004, Prime Safe have inspected our premises and vehicles and reviewed our applications. To their satisfaction, they have issued VFFD with a permit and intend to conduct visits on a yearly basis

Richmond Oysters
437-443 Church St Richmond
Richmond South VIC

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