This week in the Market, edition 116 – 31 January

In today’s This Week in the Market, access card common expiry letters will be distributed this week, celebrate Chinese New Year today and the summer edition of MarketFresh News is out now.

Market News

Access card common expiry – letters distributed this week

As mentioned in last week’s Market news, business principals will receive a letter from the MMA this week listing all active access cards linked currently to their business. A form is included in the letter for business principals 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. Make sure the letter is reviewed and the form is filled out carefully before returning it to the MMA no later than 21 February.

If you haven’t received your letter by the end of the week, please contact the MMA.

All access cards have a common annual expiry date of 30 April, regardless of the month they were issued. All access cards linked to your business will expire on this date. In March, business principals will receive an invoice from the MMA which includes renewal costs for all access cards linked to your business.

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 this morning

Don’t forget to look out for the traditional lion dance from 5.00am this morning to celebrate Chinese New Year.

MarketFresh News out now

The summer 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:

  • A summary of the Market Trading Hours review,
  • Recycling including cost-saving initiatives for Market businesses,
  • Profiles on the latest Market events and activities,
  • Getting involved in the upcoming Valentine’s Day campaign, and
  • News on Melbourne Polytechnic and Turn2 Workforce Solutions.

A copy of the magazine is also available digitally here.

Take advantage of this great offer from Food Fellas

*Offer valid 1 – 28 February 2017

View the latest edition of MarketFresh News for more great offers from Market cafes during February and March.

Update your contact details

Image result for mail iconHave 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

Industry News

Greengrocers – free Passionfruit Point of Sale kits

Pick up your FREE Passionfruit Point of Sale kits outside the Customer Service Centre. Horticulture Innovation Australia has provided these kits for Melbourne Market retailers.

Each kit contains:

  • Colourful posters for in-store displays
  • Tips and tricks and recipe suggestions

Hurry though – stocks are limited so pick up your kit today!

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.

Key Dates

Access card forms due date

  • Tuesday 21 February 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday 24 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday 30 April 2017

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