This Week in the Market – 29 August 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour
– Emergency Alarm Testing This Week
– Photography in the Market

Market News

Reporting Anti-Social Behaviour

The Melbourne Market must be an inclusive, respectful and welcoming environment where everyone feels safe and is treated with respect.

Through Stronger Together, we aim to empower market users to speak up and feel supported when experiencing or witnessing harmful or unsafe behaviours and conduct.
If you would like to seek support, confidentially discuss or report an issue relating to racism, sexism, violence, bullying or harassment in the Melbourne Market, please email or call 0448 413 098.
Please read the Melbourne Market Code of Conduct and Reporting Procedure for further information and support.

Emergency Alarm Testing This Week

Thank you to all who facilitated Monday’s Emergency Warning System (EWIS) testing.

Testing throughout the Buyers’ Walk will continue today and tomorrow (Tuesday, 29 & Wednesday, 30 August) from 7am – 10am. Business Principals of affected tenancies have been contacted directly with further information and to arrange access.

As previously communicated, It is crucial that access to all tenancies is granted for testing to be completed. If access is denied, testing must be completed on another date which will cause further disruption to surrounding businesses and may incur a cost to the tenant.

If you have any questions about this testing, please contact the Help Desk on (03) 9258 6149 or

Photography in the Market

Thank you to everyone who assisted us by participating in the market photoshoot last Thursday. Just a reminder, the photographer will be returning to the market today and tomorrow (Tuesday, 29 and Wednesday, 30 August) from 4:30am to further capture a behind-the-scenes look at what life at the Melbourne Market is like. We aim to capture the faces of the market, showcasing the diversity of the market and the fantastic array of fresh produce.

We aim to cause minimal disruption to your business operations. Please let us know if you see the MMA marketing team and photographer around the market and do not wish for your image to be captured.

Joint Market Advisory Committee Meeting

The Market Advisory Committees will be coming together for a joint meeting on Thursday, 7 September. You can ask your advisory committee members to raise questions or ideas with the MMA.

Advisory committees work with the Melbourne Market Authority to advise on Market operations and the fresh produce industry matters. Committee members are a great source of information and advice for Market users. To find out who the members of the advisory committees are, please visit the MMA website.

Road and Trading Stands Line Marking Upgrades

Over the next few weeks, the MMA will be trialling surface coating for line marking on roads and trading stands. Some stands will be barricaded off during these trials, and we ask market users not to move the barricades or attempt to utilise the stands as this will compromise the trials.

Don’t forget to grab the A better choice! magazine!

Retailers, be sure to pick up a box of the latest edition of the widely popular A better choice! magazine to take back to your stores. Currently available for collection from Customer Service, each magazine is full of delicious recipes using in-season produce that will inspire your customers in the kitchen.

Your customers are sure to enjoy receiving a free copy of the A better choice! magazine with their next fruit and veg shop!

You can also view the latest edition of the A better choice! magazine here.

Industry News

Australian growers and Brett Lee prepare to sell avocados in India

Famous pace bowler Brett Lee will again campaign in India this summer as the ambassador for Australian avocados. Currently, Australian growers are eagerly awaiting the final protocol that will open up the market for the first time.

Click here to read more.

Apple/pear grower shares how digital platform helps reduce food waste

A Washington apple producer talks about how FreshCloud helps digitise inspection data, improve quality and freshness and reduce food waste.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

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Do you have a vacancy to fill in your business?
Email for the position to be placed on our online job board.
Looking for a new role? Check out the online job board via the button below.

Louis Melbourne

We currently have two positions available to join the great team here at Louis Melbourne.
The following positions are available for an immediate start:
Picker/Packer Buggy driver

  • Assist with picking and packing customer orders accurately with attention to detail being essential.
  • Reliability and punctuality essential
  • Adhere to strict OH&S policies and procedures.
  • Follow management direction to meet business needs as required.
  • Forklift licence not required but would be beneficial.
  • Previous market Buggy experience required.

Availability requirement is between Monday to Friday for a 12am start.

Please contact Anthony Bekker on 0458 862 245 or at for more information. Alternatively, come for chat at Stand 35/37.

Fresh X Produce – Full Time Pick/Pack Delivery Driver

The role:

  • 04:00 am start time, delivering fresh produce to restaurants and cafes around Melbourne
  • Assist with picking & packing customer orders accurately, with attention to detail being essential
  • Maintain daily delivery records

Must have:

  • Current full Australian driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Strong work ethic and attention to detail
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 15-20kg boxes

Key Responsibilities:

  • Handling fresh produce
  • Picking, packing, and delivering customer orders
  • Completion of all warehouse paperwork
  • General warehouse duties

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your resume to this email:

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