South Melbourne Market 

South Melbourne Market is owned and operated by the City of Port Phillip, and is managed by a Special Advisory 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 (Chairperson)

Andrew Danson  Andrew Danson

Simon Talbot  Simon Talbot

Two City of Port Phillip Councillors:

Marcus Pearl Cr Marcus Pearl

Cr Heather CunsoloCr Heather Cunsolo

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.

You can contact the Committee by email:

2021 Market Committee Meeting Dates

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

  • Thu 18 February, Council Chambers, St Kilda Town Hall
  • Thu 22 April (venue TBC)
  • Thu 3 June (venue TBC)
  • Thu 5 August (venue TBC)
  • Thu 7 October (venue TBC)
  • Thu 16 December (venue TBC)

Meeting agendas and minutes

2020 Agendas2020 Minutes
Agenda 17 Dec 2020
Agenda 27 August 2020Minutes 27 Aug 2020
Agenda 25 June 2020Minutes 25 June 2020
Agenda 5 May 2020Minutes 5 May 2020
Agenda 13 Feb 2020Minutes 13 Feb 2020
2019 Agendas2019 Minutes
Agenda 5 December 2019Minutes 5 December 2019
Agenda 7 November 2019Minutes 7 November 2019
Agenda 19 September 2019Minutes 19 Sep 2019
Agenda 18 July 2019Minutes 18 July 2019
Agenda 11 April 2019Minutes 11 Apr 2019
Agenda 26 February 2019Minutes 26 February 2019


If you would like to be sent a copy of archived agendas and minutes, please email

Annual Report 2019-2020

The Annual Report 2019-20 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.

South Melbourne Market and the City of Port Phillip acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which our City is located, and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present.