Yumbah has carefully sited its farms in isolated areas where the vast and ancient continent of Australia meets the Great Southern Ocean. We are privileged to work in locations such as Bicheno, Narrawong, Port Lincoln, Kangaroo Island, Wingfield, Lonsdale and the Mornington Peninsula.
Deep sea currents from Antarctic canyons make their way north and carry with them an abundance of nutrients. Yumbah draws upon these waters to grow its abalone. This is the famous Bonney Upwelling. For millennia, whales have swum and fed in these life-giving waters and are regularly sighted from our farms during their annual migration.
We feed our abalone sustainably with Yumbah Aquafeed that we produce in Lonsdale, South Australia.
Yumbah Marketing, which manages the AUSAB and Yumbah brands and is responsible for Yumbah sales, completes the journey from ocean to customer
Established in 1999 near the tiny hamlet of Narrawong, this site sits along a secluded beach at the north-eastern end of Portland Bay on Victoria’s rugged far south west coast. This dramatic and beautiful coastline is characterised by ancient volcanic lava deposits, limestone cliffs and spectacular headlands that endure the most powerful Southern Ocean swells.
Port Lincoln, on the south coast of South Australia is known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Australia’ and is renowned for its tuna, kingfish and abalone. Yumbah Point Lincoln was established in 1993 at nearby Point Boston.
Kangaroo Island, off the coast of South Australia, is home to a variety of native wildlife including sea lions, koalas, birds and whales. In Smith Bay, home to Yumbah Kangaroo Island, Southern Right Whales return regularly to calve.
Nestled in a region known as ‘the jewel of Tasmania’s East Coast’ north of the Freycinet Peninsula and just south of the Bay of Fires – Bicheno is famous for its world-class scuba diving, abundant marine life and crystal clear water.
Bay Sea Farms was established in 2006 to make best use of the quality waters of Port Phillip Bay, producing mussels year-round from sites off Mt Martha and Mornington on the eastern side of the Bay and Queenscliff to the west.
Cameron of Tasmania was established in 1971 in the quiet fishing village of Dunalley. Dunalley (previously known as Eagle Bay Neck) is located on a small strip of land that connects the Tasman Peninsula to the rest of Tasmania. Dunalley is known for its super-fresh seafood and picturesque bay-side scenery.
Opened in November 2017, Yumbah Aquaculture’s Central Processing Facility in Wingfield, South Australia, processes more than 600 tonnes of abalone per annum.
Established in February 2017, Yumbah Aquafeeds manufactures and produces custom-made abalone feed for its four abalone farms at its facility at Lonsdale in Adelaide’s south.
Yumbah Narrawong is located near the tiny hamlet of Narrawong, which is 15 kilometres east of Portland on Victoria’s far south west coast. Its 20 full-time staff apply Yumbah’s unique abalone breeding, growing, harvesting and value-adding techniques to ensure the provision of a world-class sustainable product. The cooler temperature profile of the sea water that supplies the farm lends itself to the production of both Yumbah Greenlip and Yumbah Tiger Abalone. With an onsite freezing facility, variety of species, plus close proximity Melbourne’s major airfreight hub and external value-adding providers it can produce Yumbah’s full suite of products.
Yumbah Port Lincoln was established in 1993. Its 24 full-time staff apply Yumbah’s unique abalone breeding, growing, harvesting and value-adding techniques to ensure the provision of a world-class product. Originally it was one of two abalone farms situated on Boston Point. In 2010, Yumbah acquired the neighbouring farm and now Yumbah owns all of Boston Point, providing the space and security to not only grow abalone but also other premium shellfish such as juvenile oysters. The more temperate water that supplies the farm lends itself to the production of pure Yumbah Greenlip Abalone. Equipped with the largest abalone nursery in the Southern Hemisphere, Yumbah Port Lincoln also produces juvenile abalone for its sister abalone farms at Kangaroo Island and Narrawong in south-west Victoria.
Yumbah Kangaroo Island was established in 1995. Around 25 full-time staff apply Yumbah’s unique abalone breeding, growing, harvesting and value-adding techniques to ensure the provision of a world-class product. The more temperate temperature profile of the sea water that supplies the farm lends itself to the production of pure Yumbah Greenlip Abalone. Operating an abalone farming business on an island the size of KI presents its own unique set of opportunities and challenges. The farm is very self-sufficient and we have learned to deal with isolation through resourceful and do-it-yourself solutions. To this end, we have a large onsite, state of the art processing facility which includes our specialised Nitrogen Freezing process. Our years of specific experience of island life – and an enviable location at a sheltered stretch of unpolluted water at Smith Bay – ensure we can produce world-class abalone right here on Kangaroo Island for distribution to both foreign and domestic markets.
Yumbah Bicheno was established in 1984, and is a pioneer of the Australian abalone industry with a long aquacultural legacy. Its 12 full-time staff apply Yumbah’s unique abalone breeding, growing, harvesting and value-adding techniques to ensure the provision of a world-class product. Being the most southern of all Yumbah’s sites the cooler temperature profile of the sea water that supplies the farm lends itself to the production of Yumbah Tiger Abalone. Tasmania is the largest wild abalone producer in the world and as a result it is well serviced by abalone freight and value-adding providers. With an onsite freezing facility, it can produce Yumbah’s full suite of products, however close proximity airfreight and external value-adding providers makes it ideal for live and specialised retort and canned products.
Yumbah Sea Farms (previously Bay Sea Farms) is a vertically integrated mussel producer operating from Port Phillip Bay, with a hatchery at Queenscliff and a purpose-built processing plant directly across the Bay near Mornington Pier.
Over 15 years, Bay Sea Farms has grown to be recognised for its reliable supply, sustainable production and fresh produce. Bay Sea Farms credits its consistent yield of high-quality mussels to a commitment to engineering expertise and innovation. Now, Yumbah Aquaculture and Bay Sea Farms have formed a partnership to build on this and share extensive aquaculture knowledge, experience and networks.
Cameron of Tasmania (COT) is a vertically integrated oyster producer operating in the South East of Tasmania. COT is recognised as a pioneer in the Tasmanian oyster industry with a reputation built over three generations of the Cameron family developing their business and contributing to the broader industry. With over 50 years’ experience, the team at Cameron of Tasmania have honed their craft and perfected the art of growing delicious, healthy and sustainably cultured oysters.
In addition to supplying spat to other farmers from their nursery, COT operates grow out facilities in Dunally and Mount Dutton Bay, as well as processing facilities at both Eaglehawk Neck and Boomer Bay.
Yumbah has worked with Cameron of Tasmania since 2018 through a hatchery joint venture in Port Lincoln, South Australia. The success of this venture has been enabled by a common approach to business and a passion for what we do – growing great product responsibly. This relationship was cemented in October, 2021, when Yumbah acquired Cameron of Tasmania Pty Ltd.
Opened in November 2017, Yumbah Aquaculture’s Central Processing Facility in Wingfield, South Australia, processes more than 600 tonnes of abalone per annum. The facility – staffed by 12 full-time employees – receives abalone from Yumbah’s four farms across the country, processes it on-site, and prepares it for international export. Yumbah Aquaculture is the only Australian abalone farmer to own and control every aspect of its operations from feed development right through to processing, packaging, and sales.
Established in February 2017, Yumbah Aquafeeds manufactures and produces custom-made abalone feed for its four abalone farms at its facility at Lonsdale in Adelaide’s south. With five full time staff, Yumbah Aquafeeds has created a supply chain that is second-to-none in terms of feed nutrition, conversion ratios and traceability. An extensive on-site research and development program also means Yumbah Aquaculture can focus on achieving new efficiencies and improving productivity.