This Week in the Market – Edition 74

In today’s This week in the Market find out about pooling account enforcement for stand holders, reminder about cash payments for casual parking and how to enter the “Marketer of the Year” award.  


At the Market

Pooling equipment enforcement for Stands. 

All access cards linked to fruit and vegetable stand holder businesses who fail to comply with their obligations under clause 1.1 (b) Market Operating Rules regarding pooling equipment will be deactivated on Thursday, 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 here .

On your marks, get set…. BPAY!

Great news – the Market is getting ready to introduce BPAY.

Soon you will be able to make payments for access cards, parking and other charges via BPAY, an electronic bill payment system which allows you to make easy payments directly from your accounts either online or over the phone (excludes rent and utilities).

Stay tuned for more details in the next edition of This Week in the Market.


Reminder – no cash payments at Gate 1

A reminder for all those requiring casual parking within the Market, Gate 1 accepts PayPass and EFTPOS payments only.

Casual parking can not be paid in cash. Please ensure you have the appropriate payment methods available prior to entering the Market.




Access card common expiry – changes due this Wednesday!

Don’t forget to return any changes to access cards registered to Market businesses by this Wednesday 23 March.

  • Drop off your form to one of the designated mail boxes located next the ATM 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.


Industry News 


Entries open for Marketer of the Year Awards 2016!

PMA Australia-New Zealand and Produce Plus are pleased to announce that nominations for the “Marketer of the Year” Award are now open for 2016.  The award recognises outstanding achievement over the past year in the marketing of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers in Australian and New Zealand.

The annual Marketer of the Year Award is a fantastic opportunity for industry members to gain industry-wide recognition, not only for their businesses, but for their personal efforts.  The PMA-Produce Plus Marketer of the Year Award will be presented at the PMA Fresh Connections conference and trade show in Brisbane on 17 – 19 May 2016.

Self nominations and nominations by a third party are welcome, and must be received by close of business on 31 March 2016.

Find out more here.


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.


Key dates


Pooling account enforcement for stands

Thursday 24 April, 2016
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 than usual) to 7:30am
View full public holiday trading hours here.
Melbourne Market Golf Day

Friday 15 April, 2016. Book now.

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI