Important Update: Enforcement Now in Place
As part of the Market Operating Rules, all fruit, vegetable and flower related businesses that use pallets need a ‘pooling equipment account’. Pooling equipment accounts provide a more efficient and cost effective system for everyone.
All Market businesses are required to register their pooling equipment account. If you do not have an active pooling equipment account and are found to be using pooling equipment in the Market, you risk all access cards associated with your business being cancelled.
If you don’t use pooling equipment, or use pallets which are not provided by a supplier (plain pallets for example), you can elect to complete a statutory declaration advising this is the case, exempting you from the requirement to have a pooled equipment account.
If you require assistance with applying for or activating your pooling equipment account, please contact Customer Service between 4.00 am and 11.00 am Monday to Friday on 03 9258 6123.
About pooling equipment
Hiring pooling equipment is significantly cheaper than buying your own pallets and crates. Pooling equipment accounts provide a more efficient and cost effective system for everyone. All fruit and vegetable related businesses that use pallets will need a ‘pooling equipment account’.
Opening an account is free, plus there are other initiatives available to minimise the cost for those who do the right thing and return pallets within five days.
To organise an account speak to a CHEP or LOSCAM representative and tell them you are from the Market.
Call 13 24 37
Download a CHEP account application form.
Call 1300 309 930
Once you’ve set up your pooling equipment account, you will need to register it with the MMA. You can do this by completing the Market Pooling Equipment (pallets) form.