This Week in the Market edition 134 – 6 June 2017

In today’s This Week in the Market, Children in the Market registrations are open, discarded syringes found in the Market, and a reminder about the Queen’s Birthday trading hours next week.

Market News

Children in the Market

Children under 15 years of age are not permitted in the Market in the interests of their safety. However the MMA recognises for some families, providing children exposure to the Market is part of the education process to ensure they’re equipped to one day manage the family business.

Registrations are open for children to visit the Market during the Term Two school holidays on Tuesday, 4 July and Wednesday, 5 July.

The details: 

  • All children entering the Market must be pre-registered and approved by the MMA.
  • Children under 15 years old are not permitted in the Market except for the nominated days as advised by the MMA.
  • Numbers are limited to the first 100 registered children and registrations will close on Monday, 3 July, so be sure to download the registration form here and return it to the MMA as soon as possible to secure your child’s visit.
  • Employees must have signed approval from their business nominee prior to submitting their form to the MMA.

Please note, any unregistered children found on site will need to be immediately removed by the responsible adult. A breach of the conditions or Market Operating Rules will incur penalties for the Access Card holder and their employer.

Contact the MMA on 9258 6100 for more information.

Correct disposal of syringes

Image result for sharps disposal public toiletsDiscarded syringes have been found in the Market – including the car parks, toilets and maxicages – which poses a significant health and safety risk to all Market users.

Please utilise the sharps disposal bins located in all male and female toilets around the site to ensure syringes are discarded safely and hygienically.

If you or someone you know is suffering from drug or alcohol addiction, there are a number of support services available to ensure help is received, including:

As per the OH&S rules for the Market, Market users must not enter, remain within or carry out activities within the Melbourne Market if they are affected by the consumption or use of alcohol or other drugs (whether prescription drugs or otherwise) to such a degree as to put at risk the health or safety of themselves or any other person.

Did you know?

If you cease using a Market vehicle including a forklift or buggy, you need to inform the MMA by completing the necessary sections of the Forklift and Market Approved Vehicles Registration form and taking it to the Customer Service Centre to stop any future charges for these items.

Queen’s Birthday public holiday reminder

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A reminder the Market will be closed for the Queen’s Birthday public holiday next Monday 12 June.

Refer to the Melbourne Market website for full details regarding the Queen’s Birthday trading hours.

Industry News

Term 3 and Term 4 forklift refresher training course dates

Training Dates:

  • 20 and 21 June, 2017
  • 18th and 19th July, 2017
  • 22nd and 23rd August, 2017
  • 20th and 21st September, 2017
  • 18th and 19th October, 2017
  • 22nd and 23rd November, 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 call 03 9269 8615 or email:

Key Dates

Queen’s Birthday public holiday

  • Monday, 12 June 2017

Children in the Market

  • Tuesday, 4 July 2017
  • Wednesday, 5 July 2017

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