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Thank You for a Wonderful 2017!


Thank You for a Wonderful 2017

Thank you for all your support throughout 2017, it’s been a huge year and we’ve loved celebrating our 150th anniversary with you all.

Some things we have celebrated this year:

We welcomed a record 5 million people!

 South Melbourne Market Emerald Deli.

Special events such as the South Melbourne Night Market and Port Phillip Mussel & Jazz Festival achieved record attendances too.

Mussel & Jazz Festival_SimonShiff-88

A range of delicious and eclectic new stalls opened like Atypic Chocolate, Bambu, Aptus Seafood Grill and The Wonderment Studio.

Atypic Chocolate

A piece of history was returned to the Market – the bell – which has not been seen since 1929. It now rings to open and close trade every Market day.

150th year of South Melbourne Market

We unearthed some wonderful stories and memories of the Market in our My Market Story campaign and celebrated the history of the Market in a special 150th exhibition.

South Melbourne Market 150 Years of The Village Market Exhibition

Our Big BBQ Street Party celebrated our official 150th birthday in May with non-stop music and delicious street food.

We shocased some of our traders’ market stories and their contribution to our vibrancy, personality, community and history.


We gave away the trip of a lifetime to Markets in London & Rome to the luckiest winner Marnee Watkins!

South Melbourne Market Win A trip for 2 to Europe Winner

Cam Scale, one of Melbourne’s best street artists, created a collection of murals which now adorn our walls, representing the changing faces of the Market.

South Melbourne Market murals - Final Chinese Man by Cam Scale

We continue towards a greener, more sustainable future with the diversion of most of our organic waste and the production of two garden products from this waste – Market Magic vermicompost and South Melbourne Market Soil Food.

South Melbourne Market SoilFood

Thanks to our loyal community of shoppers, traders, locals and visitors for your support and for choosing South Melbourne Market. We wish you all a happy and safe holiday filled with great food, family, friends and fun.

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