This Week In The Market – May 30 2023

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In this week’s Market News:

– Electric Vehicle Registration
– Restraints Deadline 30 June
– Advisory Committee Meetings

Market News

Vehicle Registration Process

To ensure all Market vehicles are safe and compliant, they must be registered with the MMA and VicRoads as well as undergo a Vehicle Examination with an MMA Service Provider. To ensure your electric vehicle is correctly registered follow the steps below.

Download the Vehicle Pack here, which will provide all the details you need to ensure your vehicle is properly registered.

If you have any questions please contact Customer Service.

Restraints Deadline 30 June

A reminder, to comply with WorkSafe Victoria advice, all market-approved vehicles must have an appropriate restraint/s fitted. This requirement applies to all electric vehicles, such as golf buggies, Taylor Dunns and forklifts, regardless of the year of manufacture. Once restraints have been fitted, you must complete the MMA vehicle registration process as outlined above.

WorkSafe expects all market-approved vehicles to be fitted with appropriate restraints by 30 June 2023 and have advised they will be visiting the Melbourne Market to check compliance. For any queries regarding the restraint requirement, please contact WorkSafe Victoria on 1800 136 089.

National Reconciliation Week

National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is a time for all Australians to learn about our shared histories, cultures, and achievements, and to explore how each of us can contribute to achieving reconciliation in Australia.

The dates for NRW remain the same each year; 27 May to 3 June. These dates commemorate two significant milestones in the reconciliation journey— the successful 1967 referendum, and the High Court Mabo decision respectively.

We all have a role to play when it comes to reconciliation, and in playing our part we collectively build relationships and communities that value Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories, cultures, and futures.

Click here to learn more about reconciliation week.

Market Advisory Committee Meetings

The Market Advisory Committees will be meeting on Tuesday, 13 June and Wednesday, 14 June. You can ask your advisory committee members to raise questions or ideas with the MMA.

Advisory committees work with the Melbourne Market Authority to advise on matters relating to Market operations and the fresh produce industry. Committee members are a great source of information and advice for Market users. To find out who the members of the advisory committees are, please visit the MMA website.

Using a casual stand on the trading floor?

A reminder to Stand users that occupying a stand other than your licensed stand/s incurs a daily casual fee of $76.85 incl GST. Leaving pallets, stock, forklifts, etc. on a vacant stand (for the trading hours) is considered usage. Please keep within your licensed stand area or you may be subject to a casual fee.

For any questions, or to explore expanding your business with additional stand space, please contact the Property Team on 9258 6140 or

Flower Stands and Cool Room Expression of Interest

A rare opportunity to secure two trading stands with a cool room has become available within the National Flower Centre. Stands 796 and 797 are in the southeast corner of the National Flower Centre and are approximately 22m2 in size (total 44m2 for both).  Applications close at 4 pm, Thursday 15 June.

For further information please click here. Should you have any general queries, please contact the Property Team on (03) 9258 6140.

Zespri Partnership Announcement

A better choice! have once again teamed up with Zespri to promote their Sungold Kiwifruit, and this year retail stores can win a share of $5,000 in prizes! Entry is simple:

1. Set up a Zespri display with the provided POS materials
2. Snap a photo and post it to Instagram or Facebook
3. Use the hashtag #shopforsungold so we can see!

Three stores with the best displays will each receive a major prize and 10 additional prize-winning stores will be selected at random!

Contact Zac for more information.

Kanzi Apples Partnership

The A better choice! and Kanzi Apple partnership came to an end on Friday. Thank you to all stores for getting involved and sharing your best Kanzi Apple displays. It has been great fun promoting this delicious apple in-store with customers loving it too!

The three competition winners will be contacted shortly and their team will be heading to Shanikas Italian Restaurant for an all-expenses-paid lunch this Friday. Enjoy!

Industry News

Ifarmwell – Managing stress, anxiety and mental health

Stress, anxiety, and depression are experienced by people across all walks of life.

Ifarmwell is a free online tool kit to help farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day, regardless of the circumstances they face. The tool kit has been designed based on what Australian farmers have said they want and what research shows will help.

Click here to read more.

Global orange juice prices stay up; inflation impacting Aussie market

The world is experiencing record-high orange juice prices and Australia is not immune to the trend.

A recent Rabobank global report says high juice prices are a consequence of a very tight market, with smaller-than-expected production and low inventories.

Click here to read more.

Melbourne Market Job Board and Community Notices

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