This Week in the Market edition 124 – 28 March 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Easter trading hours announced, an update on the North East Truck curfew and don’t forget to register your children to visit the Market.

Market News

Easter trading hours

Please note the following trading hours during the Easter period.

Fruit and Vegetable Market

Thursday, 13 April – 3:30am to 7:00am (normal for a Thursday)
Good Friday, 14 April – CLOSED
Easter Monday, 17 April – CLOSED
Tuesday, 18 April – 3:30am to 7.30am (one hour earlier than usual)

Warehousing access over Easter

Warehouse access remains unchanged over the Easter period. The Easter trading hours only apply to the trading floor. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

Flower Market

Thursday, 13 April – 3:30am to 7:00am (normal trading hours)
Good Friday, 14 April – CLOSED
Easter Saturday, 15 April – 4:30am to 7:30am (normal trading hours)
Easter Monday, 17 April – CLOSED
Tuesday, 18 April – 3:30am to 7:00am (normal trading hours)

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.

North East Truck curfew update

Ne trucks 1140px widejpgTrucks weighing 16.5 tonnes GVM or under will now be able to access roads throughout the North East Truck curfew in Eltham, Montmorency and Viewbank.

The initial weight restriction of 4.5 tonnes was lifted as it limited the ability of many small, local businesses to access the shortest and safest routes.

The truck curfew trial has now ended and the curfews will remain from 10pm to 6am daily for trucks weighing more than 16.5 tonnes.

For further information and to view where the curfews are in place visit  VicRoads.

Children in the Market registrations

Don’t forget to register your children to visit the Market during the Term One school holidays on Tuesday, 11 April and Wednesday, 12 April.

Registrations will close on Monday, 10 April and are limited to the first 100 registered children. 

Download the registration form here and read the accompanying information carefully, before returning it to the MMA as soon as possible.

Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

Pallet drop-off stations reminder

The pallet drop-off stations are for pallets only and not waste dumping.

Infringements will apply if pallets are left anywhere on Market land other than the drop-off stations or the Recycling Transfer Centre, and if the stations are used for waste dumping.

Industry News

Country of origin labelling forums today

The remaining country of origin labelling forums are being held in Dandenong this morning and the CBD this afternoon. These have been designed to educate businesses on the required changes and the new labels, including the requirements that need to be met to make ‘grown in/product of/made in’ claims.

The forums will include a demonstration of the online tool which can be used to help identify appropriate labels for food products.

Fruit and vegetable sellers and buyers are encouraged to attend.

Click here to register

Key Dates

Children in the Market

  • Tuesday, 11 April 2017
  • Wednesday, 12 April 2017


  • Good Friday, 14 April 2017
  • Easter Monday, 17 April 2017

Access card common expiry

  • Sunday, 30 April 2017

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