Flower Market Circular – Edition 24

In today’s edition we discuss Melbourne Cup public holiday trading, Market Family Day wrap and 24 hour helpdesk number.


At the Market

Family Day girlsMarket Family Day wrap – hope you enjoyed it!

The Market Family Day was held on Sunday October 25 and included fun for young and old. It was pleasing to see so many Market families and friends on site to enjoy the free activities. From Humphrey B Bear to live band Blush, trackless train rides of the Market floor to flower crown workshops, there really was something for everyone. We had more than 1000 people attend the event and take part in the celebratory activities which were formally opened by Melbourne Market Chairman Steve McArthur.


Melbourne Cup Day Public Holiday trading

The Melbourne Market will be closed on Tuesday, 3 November for the Melbourne Cup Public Holiday. The Market will open at 3:30 am on Wednesday, 4 November.


Flower Market Cafe- update

The good news is that the Flower Market Cafe fit out is underway and Norm and his team are looking forward to serving florists and flower traders once they fire up the coffee machine and kitchen. Unfortunately, the temporary coffee cart which has been servicing the Flower Market is no longer available. Until then, you can get your caffeine fix from any of the cafes on site and they will even deliver to you while you work or shop.


Waiting list for parking

Parking at the Market is linked to your access card. As of this week, anyone who has not arranged for parking in the Market will not have vehicle access through Market gates. Read last week’s Market Circular about access and parking here. All vehicles accessing the Market site are required to have a parking allocation and permit displayed.


Emergency Management at the Melbourne Market

To assist in creating a safe working environment, the MMA is offering a free training session on the emergency management procedures at the Melbourne Market.  This session is open to all and light refreshments will be provided. Register your interest by emailing the names of the attendees to workrequest@melbournemarket.com.au


When: Thursday 29 October

Where: Melbourne Market Conference Room, Ground Floor, Administration Building

Time: 9.00 am – 10.30 am


Industry News 


Flower imageSpring Racing Carnival point of sale for florists available now

Don’t forget to download point of sale material to help get the most out of this Spring Racing Carnival. Thank you to Flowers Victoria for partnering with us on this fantastic initiative. Florists can now download FREE Spring Racing Carnival point of sale from www.poweroftheflower.com.au

Ask the MMA


What number do I call if I need to contact the Melbourne Market for urgent matters outside of business hours?


All Melbourne Market users can contact the 24 hour helpdesk on (m) 0437 006 459 for queries relating to the site such as recycling, maintenance and security. If you have a question for the MMA please send it to submissions@melbournemarkets.com.au


Key dates

26 to 30 October

Parking queries and payments can be made by visiting Store 78 (across from the Customer Service Centre) on the Fruit and Veg Buyers’ Walk from 4.00 am to 8.00 am.

Thursday 29 October

The MMA is offering a free training session on the emergency management procedures at the Melbourne Market. 9.00 am – 10.30 am Ground Floor Conference Room, Administration Building.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI