Flower Market Circular edition 68 – 17 August 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular, a major power shutdown in the Market, the winter edition of MarketFresh News is out now and don’t forget to enrol in Melbourne Polytechnic’s short floristry courses.

Market News

Major power shutdown in the Market

Image result for voltage imageOn Saturday 2 September the Melbourne Market will be undergoing routine maintenance for the high voltage power supply.

This means the entire Market will have no power for the duration of the maintenance period from 11:00am to 3:00pm. 

The Flower Market will need to be vacated as soon as trading has completed to allow for cleaning of the site before the power is shut down.

You will receive a letter shortly with all the details you need to know.

You can also check out the information on the MMA website here.

MarketFresh News out now

The winter edition of MarketFresh News is now available and has been distributed to stores, stands and flower stands. Copies are available at the Customer Service Centre and the cafes.Highlights of this edition include:

  • Mother’s Day and Valentine’s Day Campaign wrap ups,
  • The floristry students Mystery Box Challenge,
  • The World Union of Wholesale Markets Congress in October, and
  • The LED upgrade at the Market

A copy of the magazine is also available digitally here.

Learn new skills with Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic is presenting a series of skills development demonstrations, workshops and master classes to inspire and add to your technical knowledge to create innovative and exciting floral designs.

These will be hosted by Melbourne Polytechnic at its Fairfield Campus by a team of highly qualified and experienced trainers and guest floristry masters.

Get in quick and secure your spot in one of the following specialty workshops:


Tour the Fairfield Campus gardens to forage and harvest interesting and unusual autumn materials including decorative fruits, seeds, leaves, succulents and nuts to create an autumn wedding bouquet.
Date: Tuesday 12th September
Time: 6.00 – 9.00pm
Cost: $130 (GST inclusive)


Fascinators, perchers, race day buttonholes and other wearable designs suitable for the races.
Date: Tuesday 17th October
Time: 6.00– 9.00pm
Cost: $180 (GST inclusive)


Create a range of decorative pieces for display and sale.
Date: Tuesday 14th November
Time: 6.00 – 9.00pm
Cost: $150 (GST inclusive)

Location: Melbourne Polytechnic Fairfield Campus
Building D- Floristry Department
Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC 3078

To enrol in these short courses please contact the Short Course Office on 03 9269 8615 or email.

Industry News

Australian Flowers Week next month

Don’t forget Australian Flowers Week will be held from 16 September to 24 September 2017.

Hold an event such as a flower arranging workshop, a tour of your farm or organise a Flowers Week discount special.

The event is designed to celebrate everything about flowers, from the beauty and diversity of Australian grown flowers, to the stunning designs by Australia’s floristry artisans.

For more information on Australian Flowers Week or to register your event or promotion click 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

Power shutdown at the Market

  • 2 September

Australian Flowers Week

  • 16-24 September

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI