Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery Visitor Centre

The Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery Visitor Centre, located 20 minutes south of Shepparton, gives fishers and their families a chance to experience and learn all things native fish production and fishing in Victoria.

Featuring an all-weather shelter with an enclosed exhibition space, the centre includes displays and information about our iconic Murray cod and how we grow them at Arcadia.

  • Address: 200 Ross Road, Arcadia VIC 3631
  • Opening hours:
    • Monday – Sunday
    • 5am –10 pm during daylight saving months (October - March).
    • 9am – 5pm for the remainder of the year.

What to expect on your visit:

  • Information on Arcadia's production of native fish and their cultural significance to Indigenous Victorians.
  • Free fishing at the centre's fish-out pond, stocked regularly with catchable-size Murray cod, silver perch, and golden perch.
    • Catch limits and fishing licence requirements apply - see our Recreational Fishing Guide for more.
    • Fish caught within their legal size and bag limits may be kept at no charge.
    • Visitors should supply their own fishing gear.
  • Free electric barbecue/picnic facilities.
  • A fish-themed playground and play area for kids.
  • For fishers camping nearby there are free toilet and shower facilities.

The Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery Visitor Centre and activity precinct was funded by a $3 million investment from the Victorian Government's Regional Tourism Investment Fund (RITF).