This Week in the Market Edition 77

12 April 2016

In today’s This Week in the Market demerit points are explained, find out how to post on the MMA notice boards and view the handy employer checklist for new employees. 

At the Market


Understanding demerit points

All Market users have a responsibility for their own safety and the safety of others, and to comply with Market Operating Rules. Complying with the operating rules ensures we make the best use of facilities, reduce waste, keep the Market clean and make the Melbourne Market a safe place to work and do business.

As you know, the new operating rules are enforced using a demerit system, but did you know that your demerit points can also have an impact on the company you work for? 

The demerit point system – similar to that used by VicRoads for driver licences – links behaviours of employees to the employer’s record. Ultimately, employers are responsible for the actions and behaviours of their employees on Market land.

If a Market business accumulates four or more serious breaches (commonly referred to as ‘strikes’) in a 12 month period, registration as a Market business can be cancelled and, if applicable, a lease of licence of a business could be cancelled. 

Find out more about demerit points and their impact on Market businesses in theOperating Rules fact sheet

We have moved – Facilities Management now in Warehouse 6. 

The Market’s Facilities Management team are now located in Warehouse 6. 

The Melbourne Market Facilities Management team are your first port of call for all maintenance related enquiries for all stands, stores and warehouse 5 and 6 lease and licence holders. 

You can visit them in person Monday to Friday from 7:00am to 4:00pm or contact them 24 hours, 7 days on 0437 006 459 or 03 9258 6149.

We have noticed boards!

Looking for staff, business for sale or wanting to promote a Market related event?

We now have two noticeboards for Market related promotions. Located in the Flower Market and on the Buyers’ Walk (just down from the Customer Service Centre) these notice boards are for everyone to use. 

Conditions do apply, so pop into the Customer Service Centre to chat to our staff to find out more. 

ANZAC Day trading hours

Fruit & Vegetable Market

ANZAC Day, Monday 25 April – CLOSED

Tuesday 26 April – 3:30am – 7:30am (one hour earlier)

Flower Market

ANZAC Day, Monday 25 April – CLOSED

Tuesday 26 April 3:30am – 7:00am (normal trading hours)

Industry News 

Checklist for employers

Thinking about taking on a new employee but not sure what you have to do?

The team at have put together a “taking on a new employee” checklist to make sure you meet your government requirements.

Read the article in full here.

Practicalities for exporting vegetables symposium – 26 June 2016. 

Gain an practical overview of the export process, while also learning insights into the demand for Australian vegetables and export markets.

For more details, download the flyer.


Key dates

Melbourne Market Golf Day

Friday 15 April, 2016. Book now.

Anzac Day Public Holiday

Monday 25 April 2016

Mother’s Day

Sunday 8 May, 2016

For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

7AM - 3PM, MON - FRI