This Week in the Market, Edition 115 – 24 January 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market, what you need to know about access card common expiry date, join in the celebrations for Chinese New Year and 2017 dates released for forklift refresher training.

Market News

Access card common expiry – what you need to know

To streamline processes for your business at the Melbourne Market, all access cards have a common annual expiry date of 30 April. This common annual expiry date applies to all access cards, regardless of the month they were issued.

Over the next week, all business principals will receive a letter from the MMA listing all active access cards linked currently to their business. Using the form enclosed with the letter, business principals are required to advise the MMA if any access cards need to be removed from their business (due to employee turnover for instance) to ensure access card renewal invoices are accurate when issued. Forms must be returned no later than 28 February.

For further information, contact the Customer Service Centre between 4:00am to 11:00am Monday to Friday on 9258 6123 or email


Chinese New Year – Lion Dance 31 January 2017

Saturday 28 January is Chinese New Year. 2017 is the year of the Rooster and once again, the Market will be celebrating with a traditional lion dance on Tuesday 31 January.

Starting at 5.00 am, the performers will begin at the South end of the Buyers’ Walk, near J&J’s Café. The lion will make its way down the Buyers’ Walk finishing at the North end near Sportsman Café at 6.00 am.

There will be a central performance for the Trading Stands at approximately 6:30 am. This performance will be held in the centre walkway between the Trading Stands and the Buyers’ Walk, just next to the Customer Service Centre.

We would like to remind all Market users that only a licenced pyrotechnician who has received relevant approvals may discharge firecrackers. Market users are not permitted to discharge firecrackers on Market grounds at any time.

Did you know?

Image result for question mark iconThe Market has a dedicated 24 hour emergency hotline.

It is recommended all Market users save the Melbourne Market 24 hour emergency hotline number 9258 6120 in your mobile phone.

Industry News

New 2017 course dates announced for forklift refresher training

Forklift refresher training provided on site at the Melbourne Market will assist safety conscious organisations to keep their workers’ skills up to date and current.

The training will provide workers with information about current WorkSafe regulations and/or legislation and standard operating procedures as well as site safety and safe driving principles.

Training will be delivered at the Melbourne Market in 3 hour blocks over a 2-day period for a total of 6 hours.

Training Dates:
21 and 22 February, 2017
21 and 22 March, 2017
11 and 12  April, 2017
16 and 17 May, 2017
20 and 21 June, 2017

Time: 8.00am to 11.00am
Cost: $324.50 (includes GST)

At the end of the course participants will receive a certificate of participation.

For further information regarding the, call 03 9269 8615 or email:

Download the course flyer.

Australia Day public holiday

Image result for australian flagThe Market will be closed on Thursday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday.

Refer to the Melbourne Market website for full details.

Key Dates

Australia Day public holiday – Market closed

  • Thursday 26 January 2017

Chinese New Year celebrations in the Market

  • Tuesday 31 January 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • 30 April 2017

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