This Week in the Market – Edition 73

In today’s This week in the Market, reminder to send back your access card changes, details on pooling account enforcement for store and stands and find out about the Melbourne Market Golf Day charity raffle.


At the Market

Access card common expiry – get your changes in by 23 March

By now, all Market businesses should have received a letter advising on the access card common expiry date of 30 April. 

Before we send out your invoice, don’t forget to advise the MMA of changes to access cards linked to your business by 23 March by one of the following methods:

  • Drop off your form to one of the designated mail boxes located next the cafe in the Flower Market and outside the Customer Service Centre on the Buyers’ Walk, or
  • Email a scanned copy of your form to

Please contact the Customer Service Centre between 4:00am to 11:00am Monday to Friday if you have any queries or if you haven’t received your letter. 

Pooling equipment enforcement dates for Stores and Stands

All access cards linked to businesses who fail to comply with their obligations under clause 1.1 (b) Market Operating Rules regarding pooling equipment will be deactivated on the following dates:

  • Stores: 18 March 2016
  • Stands: 24 March 2016.

Pooling equipment (pallet) accounts are required as the theft of pallets is estimated to be costing the Market community millions of dollars annually, increasing the cost of doing business at the Market. 

Don’t get caught out. Register your pooling equipment account or statutory declaration with the MMA today.

Find out more

Music in the Market – Video killed the radio star

Over the past month, music has been played through the Market between 1:00am and 7:00am with the aim of enhancing the working environment.

Based on feedback from the new Market Advisory Committees, the music will discontinue.


We now have ATMs. 

The Market now has two Commonwealth Bank ATMs for your convenience.
ATMs are located:

  • Fruit and Vegetable Market – On the Buyers’ Walk in the stairwell opposite store 71, and
  • Flower Market – Next to Apack at the entrance to the restrooms.




Industry News 

Melbourne Market Golf Day – Charity Raffle

The Melbourne Market Golf Day is not only a great day out, but it also raises much needed funds for DEBRA Australia.

As part of the day, the Melbourne Market Lions Club is also running a fantastic raffle with excellent odds.

Keep your eyes peeled for ticket sellers around the Market, but to secure your ticket, why not order them right now?

Simply download this form and send it direct to the Lions Club to be in the draw to win a BMW 118i valued at $47,863 and much more. With a total prize pool of over $65,000 you don’t want to miss this. 

Order your tickets today! 

Raffle winners will be drawn at the Melbourne Market Golf Day on Friday 15 April 2016. 

National Horticulture Convention – 2016 National Awards for Excellence

Nominations are now open for the 2016 National Awards for Excellence. Award categories include grower of the year, young grower of the year, women in horticulture, environmental award and more! 

Find out more and submit your nominations here

Good Luck!



Free tax webinars for small businesses

Did you know the ATO offer a number of small business webinars to help you understand your tax requirements? 

The webinars each run for approximately 45 minutes and cover topics such as: 

Register to attend an ATO webinar today!

Market Business Highlight – Market Express Convenience

Did you know Market Express Convenience offers photocopying and fax service for Market users?

They can also look after your dry cleaning needs. 

So why not pay them a visit, and see what they have in store for you. 


Key dates

Melbourne Market Golf Day

Friday 15 April, 2016. Book now.

Easter Trading Hours – Fruit and Vegetable Market

Good Friday, 25 March to Easter Monday 28 March inclusive – CLOSED

Tuesday 29 March 3.30 am (one hour earlier) to 7:30am

View full public holiday trading hours here.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI