Flower Market Circular, Edition 50 – 14 December 2016

In today’s Flower Market Circular we provide you with an update on last week’s minor fire in the Market, invite you to come along to exclusive Market events and congratulate award recipients.

Market News


Fire in the Market

At 6:50am on Thursday 8 December there was a minor fire in the cardboard maxicage located at Satellite Recycling Station 3. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade attended, extinguished the fire and secured the area with the assistance of Market Relations Officers.

It is believe the fire was started by a Market user placing smouldering cardboard into the maxicage.

No matter how big or small, if you see a fire of any sort on site, Market users have an obligation to follow the Emergency Procedures Guideline.

What to do if you if you find yourself in an emergency such as a fire. 

  1. Call for assistance. 
  2. If safe, rescue any persons in immediate danger and remove them to safety. 
    • Alert other Occupants and Emergency Services by either: Activating a manual call point (break glass alarm); 
    • Dialling triple zero ‘000’; or
    • Notifying Security on 0408 334 555 of the emergency.
  3. If safe and within your ability, attempt to contain the emergency using first attack equipment (fire extinguisher, hoses etc). 
  4. If unsafe, withdraw yourself from the area. 
  5. Evacuate the area by the nearest safe exit. 

Depending on the severity of the emergency, these steps may not be suitable for all circumstances. Before taking any action, assess the risk and consider the consequences.

It is recommended all Market users save the contact number for Melbourne Market Security (0408 334 555) in your mobile phone.

Visitors to the Market

If you need to bring a visitor into the Market who doesn’t have a current Melbourne Market Access Card there is a quick and simple process to register your visitor online.

Head to the Visiting the Market page on the Melbourne Market and complete the ‘Visit a Tenant’ form. Please note, all visitor requests must be submitted at least 24 hours prior to the visit date.

Christmas and New Year trading hours

Christmas and New Year trading Hours are now available on the Melbourne Market website. Click here to view now.


Industry News

You’re invited to a Flower Showcase!

Mr Fresh Flowers in conjunction with Profresh invites you to a special Japanese Flower Showcase event at the Market.  

Visit stands 758-761 in the Flower Market on Thursday 15 December from 3.30am to view beautiful, long lasting blooms from Japan and enjoy light refreshments.

Click here to download the invitation for more details.   


Come along to a FREE fitness seminar!

Michelle Reeves, accredited personal trainer and metabolic nutritionist, is running a FREE fat loss seminar at the Melbourne Market on Thursday, 15th December at 8:00am. Download the flyer to find out more information.

Register today! 
Date: Thursday 15 December
Time: 8:00am to 8:30am
Location: Melbourne Market Conference Room, ground floor Administration Building
RSVP: michelle@lifetrackpt.com


Image result for award iconCongratulations to the following individuals on 40 years of service at the Market:

– Nicholas Sotiropoulos
– Paul George Patsuris
– John Boon

Find out more about the 40 year service award or download the application form to apply.

Smoking in the Market

Image result for no smoking iconReminder – smoking is not permitted in the Market except within designated smoking zones. This includes all vapour/electronic cigarettes.
Click here to view the map including smoking zones.


Key Dates

Health and well being free seminar

  • Thursday 15 December

Christmas Day and New Years public holidays

  • Sunday 25 December – Christmas Day
  • Monday 26 December – Boxing Day public holiday
  • Tuesday 27 December – Christmas Day public holiday
  • Sunday 1 January – New Years Day
  • Monday 2 January – New Years Day public holiday

Ask the MMA

If you’ve got a question or suggestion for the MMA email it to submissions@melbournemarket.com.au.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI