Flower Market Circular edition 58 – 31 March 2017

Market News

Easter trading hours

Please note the following trading hours during the Easter period.

Flower Market

Thursday, 13 April – 3:30am to 7:00am (normal trading hours)
Good Friday, 14 April – CLOSED
Easter Saturday, 15 April – 4:30am to 7:30am (normal trading hours)
Easter Monday, 17 April – CLOSED
Tuesday, 18 April – 3:30am to 7:00am (normal trading hours)

If your parking permit only allows access on a day where a public holiday falls and you would like to come to the Market on an alternative adjacent day, you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However, please note your regular bay may not be available. Please seek instruction from a Market Relations Officer on arrival.

Fruit and Vegetable Market

Thursday, 13 April – 3:30am to 7:00am (normal for a Thursday)
Good Friday, 14 April – CLOSED
Easter Monday, 17 April – CLOSED
Tuesday, 18 April – 3:30am to 7.30am (one hour earlier than usual)

Warehousing access over Easter

Warehouse access remains unchanged over the Easter period. The Easter trading hours only apply to the trading floor. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

Plant and flower restrictions in place

Agriculture Victoria has imposed new restrictions in response to the detection of pest tomato potato psyllid in Western Australia, which may affect the importation of plants, cut flowers and foliage into Victoria.

For a full list of plants, flowers and foliage affected by these restrictions, please read the update from Agriculture Victoria here.

North East Truck Curfew update

Trucks weighing 16.5 tonnes GVM or under will now be able to access roads throughout the North East Truck curfew in Eltham, Montmorency and Viewbank.

The initial weight restriction of 4.5 tonnes was lifted as it limited the ability of many small, local businesses to access the shortest and safest routes.

The truck curfew trial has now ended and the curfews will remain from 10pm to 6am daily for trucks weighing more than 16.5 tonnes.

For further information and to view where the curfews are in place visit  VicRoads.

Children in the Market registrations

Don’t forget to register your children to visit the Market during the Term One school holidays on Tuesday, 11 April and Wednesday, 12 April.

Registrations will close on Monday, 10 April and are limited to the first 100 registered children. 

Download the registration form here and read the accompanying information carefully, before returning it to the MMA as soon as possible.

Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

Get down to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

Head to the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show and check out some of the amazing exhibitions on display, including ‘I See Wild’ by Phillip Withers Landscape Design, which won the City of Melbourne Award of Excellence for Best in Show.

The prestigious MIFGS Design Award winners were announced on Wednesday and the full list can be viewed here.

Update your details

Have you changed address recently? If you haven’t received a letter from the MMA in the past month, your account details could be out of date.

To update your account details contact the Customer Service Centre on 9258 6123 or customerservice@melbournemarket.com.au

Key Dates

Children in the Market

  • 11 April 2017
  • 12 April 2017


  • Good Friday, 14 April 2017
  • Easter Monday, 17 April 2017

Access card common expiry

  • 30 April 2017

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