This Week in the Market edition 120 – 28 February 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, an important road closure next week, the Labour Day public holiday trading hours announced and don’t forget to RSVP to our free recycling info session.

Market News

Hume Freeway closure next week

The Hume Freeway will be closed between Cooper Street and the Metropolitan Ring Road for three nights next week. Please see below important information regarding this closure.

Dates: Monday, 6 March; Tuesday, 7 March and Wednesday, 8 March.
Times: 8.00pm to 5.00am

The following diversions will be in place:

  • Traffic travelling southbound along the Hume Freeway to the Market will be diverted at the Craigieburn exit to the Hume Highway and can turn left onto Cooper Street.
  • Traffic travelling west along the Metropolitan Ring Road to the Market will be diverted at the Sydney Road exit to Sydney Road and can turn right onto Cooper Street.

Electronic road signs will be in place to help guide drivers through the detours. For further information visit VicRoads.

Labour Day trading hours

Labour Day | Melbourne 2017Please see below the trading hours for the Labour Day long weekend.

Fruit and Vegetable Market:

– Friday, 10 March – 2:30am – 7.00am (open an hour earlier)
– Labour Day Monday, 13 March – Market CLOSED
– Tuesday, 14 March – 4.30am – 7.30am (normal trading hours)

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

Flower Market:

Labour Day Monday, 13 March: Market closed

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.

Save money by recycling

Don’t forget to RSVP to our free recycling information session on Thursday 2 March and learn some valuable tips on how your business can save money.

Places are limited so secure your spot today.

Date: Thursday 2 March 2017
Time: 8:00am to 9:00am
Location: The Conference Centre (ground level of the MMA Administration Building)
RSVP: or 9258 6100.

For more information download the flyer.

Click here to RSVP now

Have you visited Food Fellas recently?

*Offer valid from 1 – 31 March

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

Industry News

Forklift refresher training course dates

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 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

Labour Day public holiday

  • Monday, 13 March 2017

Melbourne Market Golf & Bowls Day

  • Friday, 24 March 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday, 30 April 2017

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI