Market trading hours

Christmas trading hours

Fruit and Vegetable Market

  • Thursday, 22 December 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Friday, 23 December 2:00am to 7:00am
  • Saturday, 24 December to Tuesday 27 December: Market Closed*
  • Wednesday 28 December: 2:00am to 7:30am
  • Thursday, 29 December 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Friday, 30 December: 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Saturday, 31 December: Market Closed
  • Sunday, 1 January: Market Closed
  • Monday, 2 January: Market Closed
  • Tuesday, 3 January: 2:00am to 7:30am

Flower Market

  • Thursday, 22 December 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Saturday, 24 December: 4:30am to 7:30am
  • Sunday 25 December to Tuesday 27 December: Market Closed
  • Wednesday 28 December: 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Thursday 29 December: 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Friday 30 December: 3:30am to 7:00am
  • Saturday, 31 December: 4:30am to 7:30am
  • Sunday, 1 January: Market Closed
  • Monday, 2 January: Market Closed
  • Tuesday, 3 January: 3:30am to 7:00am

Warehouse access over Christmas

Warehouse access remains unchanged over the Christmas and New Year period. The Christmas Trading Hours only apply to the trading floor. Access for warehouse tenants is 24 hours 7 days a week.

*Picking up and delivering of produce over Christmas break

There will be no access to the trading floor on 24 to 27 December, being Christmas Day and Boxing Day and corresponding public holidays.

The Fruit and Vegetable Market will be closed on Saturday 24 December with access for buyers to collect pre-ordered produce as per the conditions outlined below.

  • Buyers can enter the Market on Saturday 24 July to collect pre-ordered stock at a time as arranged with your supplier or between the hours of  4:00am and 6:00am.
  • The Buyers’ Walk and Trading Floor will not be open for trade.
  • Park in your regular parking bay, if it’s not available, park in a nearby vacant bay or seek instructions on where to park from a Market Relations Officer.
  • The Flower Market will be trading business as usual on Saturday morning.

Entry and parking for buyers after a public holiday

If you parking permit only allows access on a day where a public holiday falls, and would like to come to the Market the following day (for example your parking permit is for Monday and you would like to access the Market on Tuesday 3 January), you will not be charged for parking and can enter the Market. However please note, your regular bay may not be available. Please seek instruction from a Market Relations Officer on arrival.  

Fruit and vegetable market – Trading hours

Monday, Thursday & Friday: 3:30am – 7:00am

Tuesday & Wednesday: 4:30am – 7:30am

Note: If a public holiday falls on either a Monday or a Tuesday, fruit and vegetable market trading on the following day will commence at 3:30am

Flower market – Trading hours*

Monday to Friday: 3:30am – 7:00am

Saturday: 4.30am – 7.30am

*Note – key trading days for the flower market are Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays


Melbourne Market Authority – Administration office hours

Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.00pm

Visit ‘Contact us’ for contact details


Customer Service Centre – operating hours

Monday – Friday 4:00am – 11:00am

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For all enquiries call 03 9258 6100

8AM - 4PM, MON - FRI