Flower Market Circular – Edition 28

17 December 2015

Today’s edition includes new locks for Flower Market cool rooms and the outcome of recent vote on unreserved parking for florists.

Merry Christmas to all from the Melbourne Market team. We wish everyone a safe and prosperous Christmas and New Year.


At the Market


Cool room locks 

We have received your feedback regarding access for individual cool room controls. You may have noticed we have now installed covers over all individual cool room controls. Keys & locks for these covers will be issued shortly. After this time, you will be able to lock your cool room control panel.  If you have any concerns regarding your locks call the help desk, available 24 hours a day, on 0437 006 459.


Outcome of recent vote on florist parking

Results are in from the recent vote for stand holders regarding an increase in stand licence fees to meet operating costs if flower buyers are offered free unreserved parking (beyond 31 December 2015).

80% voted against an increase in stand licence fees.

This means that stand licence fees will remain unchanged and flower buyers will commence paying for unreserved parking from 1 January 2016 ($102.95 inc GST per quarter for car/light commercial vehicle).

If a flower buyer visits the Market twice per week, this equates to a parking fee of $3.96 per visit.

Thanks to all that participated.


Flower Market Christmas hours

Full Market Christmas trading hours are on the website. The Fruit and Vegetable Market commences trading earlier on some days during the Festive Season.

Flower Market trading hours are:

Thursday 24 December 3.30 am – 7.00 am

Friday 25 December CLOSED Christmas Day public holiday

Saturday 26 December CLOSED Boxing Day public holiday

Monday 28 December CLOSED public holiday

Tuesday 29 December 3.30 am – 7.00 am

Friday 1 January CLOSED New Year’s Day public holiday

Saturday 2 January 4.30 am – 7.30 am


MarketFresh MagazineMarketFresh Magazine out now    

Get your copy of the Summer edition of MarketFresh magazine out now from cafes, Customer Service Centre or from a Market Relations Officer.

This edition includes what’s happening around the site and how your feedback is being listened to.

Read online here.



Industry News

In 2016, Valentine’s Day will again fall on a weekend which traditionally results in a drop in flower sales. To help in improving flower sales, a joint initiative between MMA, Flowers Vic and industry partners is underway. Building on the success of last year’s Valentines Day campaign which encouraged people to embrace the Power of the Flower, we are now seeking industry support for the 2016 campaign.

If you are interested in being involved while also promoting your business, please contact Matt Elliott on (m) 0448 908 821 to discuss your options.


Nice one

The Flower Market Cafe fitout is well underway.

Norm and his contractors are working hard to get it open as soon as possible and start serving all your old favourites. Make sure you stop in and say hi to Norm and his team.

In the meantime, Cafe2U will remain on-site serving fresh coffee.


Ask the MMA

If you have a question for the MMA please send it to submissions@melbournemarkets.com.au


Key dates

MarketFresh News out NOW

Grab a copy of the latest edition of MarketFresh News featuring finishing touches to the Market and your feedback at work from cafes, Customer Service Centre or from a Market Relations Officer.


UPDATED Christmas holiday hours on web now 

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI