Welcoming the year of the green dragon with green tiger abalone - Lunar New Year 2024

Australian tiger abalone

Are you looking for abalone for Lunar New Year celebrations but don't have time to order online? Try our Australian stockists or contact us for assistance. 

Each of our stockist locations is a top shopping destination in itself, and there’s no time like Lunar New Year to experience them at their best.



  • Aquabest (live abalone, wholesale only) – Melbourne Seafood Centre 133-165 Kensington Rd, West Melbourne.
  • Chan Kee – Midcity Centre, Shop 29A, 200 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
  • Ocean King Duty Free – 188 Little Bourke St, Melbourne.
  • Seafood and Oyster Spot (live abalone) – Queen Victoria Market, Meat and Fish Hall, Shop 28-29 Elizabeth St, Melbourne.


  • Chan Kee – Shop 8, 303 Springvale Road.
  • Hai Live Seafood (live abalone) – Shop 11, 258 Springvale Rd.
  • KFL Supermarket (live abalone) – Shop G24, Springvale Shopping Centre, 46-58 Buckingham Ave.

Box Hill

South west Victoria



  • Lobster World (live abalone - wholesale and retail) – 23 Homedale Rd.


  • Fortune Abalone – 653 George St.
  • Xylem Organics – 47 Dixon St.
  • Yet Son Groceries – Shop 1, 410-420 Sussex St.
  • Sydney Souvenirs, Paddy’s Markets – Corner of Thomas & Hay St.


  • P & F – Shop G4, Carlingford Village.




  • BuyGo – Sunny Park Shopping Centre, Shop 5, 342 McCullough Street.


Here at our abalone farm in Port Fairy Victoria, we get particularly busy in the lead up to every Lunar New Year.

We start taking export orders for the Luna New Year festival around September, or after the Mid-Autumn festival celebrations have concluded.

Our dedicated crew of aquaculture technicians then ensure our abalone are suitably relaxed for picking, grading and delivering our live green tiger abalone to our local processor, just a 45-minute drive down the road, where they’re immediately and expertly shucked and processed into the premium, ready-to-eat abalone you may know and love.

Packed into well-protected pallets, all product for export stays within the export supply chain as it is freighted directly to the port for sea shipping, or airport for air freight, usually by November.

Also in November, we’re taking orders from Australian specialty grocers stocking canned and vacuum-packed abalone for the entire festive season, December to February.

At the same time, we have a job keeping our online store stocked as Black Friday-Cyber Monday sales are the perfect time to stock up for the festive season, and we stay busy through Christmas, our Boxing Day-New Year sale up until last orders for Lunar New Year.

Our green tigers are available live too – direct from the farm, or a range of reputable seafood suppliers in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

Special purpose-built spray bins keep our live abalone cool, comfortable and in top condition as we personally deliver them direct to the majority of our customers.

From all of us here at Southern Ocean Mariculture, home of Ocean Road Abalone, we wish you a very happy, healthy, and prosperous Lunar New Year.

A blue-tongued skink visits the abalone farm

 Image: Even the reptiles are getting excited about the arrival of the year of the dragon (a blue-tongued skink visiting the farm this week).