Flower Market Circular edition 70 – 14 September 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular, Children in the Market registrations open, the AFL Grand Final public holiday and get creative for the Spring Racing Carnival in a skills development workshop.

Market News

Children in the Market registrations open

Children under 15 years of age are not permitted in the Market in the interests of their safety. However, the MMA recognises for some families, providing children exposure to the Market is part of the education process to ensure they’re equipped to one day manage the family business.

Registrations are open for children to visit the Market during the Term Three school holidays on Tuesday 3 October 2017 and Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Download the registration form here and return it to the MMA as soon as possible to secure your child’s visit.

The details: 

  • All children entering the Market must be pre-registered and approved by the MMA.
  • Children under 15 years old are not permitted in the Market except for the nominated days as advised by the MMA.
  • Numbers are limited to the first 100 registered children.
  • Registrations will close on Monday 2 October.
  • Employees must have signed approval from their business nominee prior to submitting their form to the MMA.

Please note, any unregistered children found on site will need to be immediately removed by the responsible adult. A breach of the conditions or Market Operating Rules will incur penalties for the Access Card holder and their employer.
Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

AFL Grand Final public holiday

Footy finals have started and that means the Grand Final eve public holiday is around the corner.

Please note the Market will be closed on Friday 29 September 2017.

Normal trading hours apply on Thursday 28 September and Saturday 30 September 2017.

Warehouse access remains unchanged on public holidays. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

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.

Create new designs for the Spring Racing Carnival

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.

Get in quick and secure your spot in the October workshop, see below:


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)

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

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Industry News

Australian Flowers Week starts this week

Australian Flowers Week starts this week 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

Australian Flowers Week

  • 16-24 September

AFL Grand Final public holiday

  • 29 September

Children in the Market

  • 3 October
  • 4 October

Racing carnival workshop

  • 17 October

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