Partnerships

Partnership & Sponsorship Opportunities

Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured inner city landmark and a favourite amongst locals and visitors. It is a place where people come not only to purchase fresh food, but to meet, eat, drink, shop, discover, share and connect.

As a community asset, owned and operated by City of Port Phillip, there are very few opportunities available for commercial businesses to partner with South Melbourne Market. When sponsorship opportunities are available, they will be listed below.

Partnering with us has many benefits, including taking advantage of the Market’s strong community network of:

  • 90,000 visitors per week
  • 35,000 email database
  • 62,600 social media followers (facebook, instagram, twitter)

Below are the partnership opportunities currently available at South Melbourne Market.

South Melbourne Night Market 2018

The charming South Melbourne Night Market will be returning to the streets of South Melbourne this summer. For eight glorious weeks, the city’s oldest Market transforms at twilight into a magical night market with a feast of street food, market stalls and free entertainment and music.

We are seeking a partnership with a business who would like to associate themselves with the South Melbourne Market brand, reputation and community spirit, and a premium Melbourne event with a clear pattern of growth.

The South Melbourne Night Market offers the potential to build a powerful brand association. The strong media presence associated with the event, in conjunction with overall brand image, will help maximise the exposure for you.

To find out more about this sponsorship opportunity, please contact Sophie McCarthy.


Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival 2018

Now in its fifth year, the Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival celebrates our favourite mollusc with a seafood street party to be held across Sat 10 & Sun 11 March at South Melbourne Market.

South Melbourne Market will close Cecil Street for the two day Mussel & Jazz Festival. More than 6 tonnes of mussels are consumed during the weekend and it attracts a crowd of about 26,000 people per day!

From our Cecil Street restaurants and street food vendors, to some of Melbourne’s best Dixieland and New Orleans jazz, the festival is set to again be a must-do on the Melbourne event calendar.

The Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival offers the potential to build a powerful brand association. The strong media presence associated with the event, in conjunction with overall brand image, will help maximise the exposure for you.

To find out more about this sponsorship opportunity, please contact Sophie McCarthy.