South Melbourne Market 

South Melbourne Market is owned and operated by the City of Port Phillip, and is managed by a Section 86 Committee of the Port Phillip Council under the Local Government Act.

South Melbourne Market Committee

The South Melbourne Market Committee has the responsibility of overseeing the Market on behalf of Council. The Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis and meetings are open to the public. The Committee comprises:

Three independent members:

Jo Plummer  Jo Plummer (Chair)

Andrew Danson  Andrew Danson

Simon Talbot  Simon Talbot

Two Councillors:

Bernadene Voss  City of Port Phillip Mayor, Cr Bernadene Voss

Marcus Pearl  Cr Marcus Pearl

There is also one non-voting senior officer of Council who attends these meetings:

Kylie Bennetts  Kylie Bennetts

The independent members were all appointed following an open advertising and selection process from a large and highly qualified field of candidates. Each independent was required to demonstrate specific skills relevant to oversee the Market as well as a strong local association and a love of markets.

2020 Market Committee Meeting Dates

For those wishing to attend the South Melbourne Market Committee meetings, the meetings are held at 6 pm on:

  • Thu 13 February at South Melbourne Market, Food Hall  Agenda Minutes
  • Tue 5 May via webex.
  • Thu 25 June: Due to COVID-19 restrictions this meeting will be held online via webex. To join the meeting register here. The meeting will also be livestreamed via the Market’s Facebook page. Agenda 
  • Thu 27 August at South Melbourne Market, Food Hall
  • Thu 12 November at South Melbourne Market, Food Hall
  • Thu 10 December at South Melbourne Market, Food Hall

Formal documents relating to the Committee (agendas and minutes) can be found here.

The South Melbourne Market Charter can be found here.

You can contact the Committee by email:

Annual Report 2018-2019

The Annual Report 2018-19 for the Market has been adopted by Council.

Strategic Plan 2015-20 Summary

The South Melbourne Market Strategic Plan 2015-20 was endorsed by the City of Port Phillip on 9 February 2016.

Market Mix Policy and Five Year Market Mix Strategy

South Melbourne Market has cemented itself as a unique village experience seen nowhere else across Melbourne and Australia. It is an urban food forest full of quirky and playful characters and art.

This Market Mix Policy and Five Year Market Mix Strategy has been developed to ensure the Market stays relevant to the community and remains one of Melbourne’s favourite markets.

A wide range of research studies have been reviewed in the development of this Policy & Strategy which is summarised in this document for the community.