Flower Market Circular edition 73 – 9 November 2017

In today’s Flower Market Circular, a Flower Industry Advisory Committee meeting next week, don’t forget to book your place for a Christmas floristry workshop, the World Markets Congress wrap up and an office space for rent.

Market News

Flower Industry Advisory Committee meeting next week

Do you have any suggestions for the MMA regarding Market operations or issues regarding the flower industry in general?

Your Flower Industry Advisory Committee is here to help and comprises of the following members:

  • Greg Duffy, Chair – Mayblooms
  • Cheryl Roehrich – Dakota Flower Company
  • Jashar Rustemi – J & E Flowers
  • Danny Malikovski – Five Way Flowers

The Flower Industry Advisory Committee has its quarterly meeting with the MMA next Tuesday 14 November.

Please contact the committee members if there’s anything you would like raised in this meeting.

Last chance to secure your place for a Christmas workshop

Hurry – don’t miss out on booking your spot for the final floristry workshop of 2017.


Create a range of decorative pieces for display and sale.

Run by highly qualified and experienced trainers from Melbourne Polytechnic, be inspired to create innovative and exciting floral designs.

Date: Tuesday 14th November
Time: 6.00 – 9.00pm
Cost: $150 (GST inclusive)
Location:            Melbourne Polytechnics Fairfield Campus
Building D- Floristry Department
Yarra Bend Rd, Fairfield VIC 3078

Enrol now on 03 9269 8615 or email shortcourses@melbournepolytechnic.edu.au

World Markets Congress wrap up

Thank you to the Flower Market community for your support and assistance during the Melbourne Market tour last month for the World Markets Congress.

About 130 local and international delegates from wholesale and retail markets enjoyed the tour and the feedback received was incredibly positive.

The World Union of Wholesale Markets (WUWM) Chairman Dr Donald Darnall was particularly impressed by the Market.

“I felt like I was living in the future and here it is existing today. I’m very, very grateful to have experienced the new Market,” he said.

Office space for rent

Do you need an office at the Melbourne Market or need some extra space to conduct business?

The Melbourne Market Administration Building has been revamped and only one office remains available for rent on the ground floor.

It’s in a prime location at the entry to the Administration Building.

Size:                    76m2
Inclusions:         Meeting room or managers office

To arrange an inspection or for more details call MMA Commercial & Business Manager Matt Elliott on 9258 6100.

Industry News

Delayed implementation of new import conditions for cut flowers

The Department of Agriculture has delayed implementation of the new import conditions for fresh cut flowers and foliage to 1 March 2018 to allow National Plant Protection Organisations (NPPOs), exporters and importers sufficient time to transition to the new conditions.

The department will continue to accept consignments under current import conditions during the transition to the new measures, which will run from now until 28 February 2018.

From 1 March the mandatory requirement will be that all consignments of cut flowers and foliage imported into Australia are free of quarantine pests which is endorsed on a phytosanitary certificate from the NPPO of the exporting country.

For more information on the new import conditions visit 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

Christmas workshop

  • 14 November

Flower Market Advisory Committee meeting

  • 14 November

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

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