Melbourne Market | Fruit Vegetable & Flower
Melbourne Market is Victoria's wholesale fruit, vegetable and cut flower trading centre, one of six central fresh produce markets in Australia.
Operating from a purpose built facility at Epping, the Market provides the critical link between growers, wholesalers, retailers and the fresh produce supply chain.
More than 4,000 businesses use the Market as a base, buying and selling fresh produce in the early hours of the morning for distribution across Victoria and Australia.
Over 1,800 individual fruit and vegetable buyers, representing independent greengrocers, supermarkets, restaurants and food processors, source their produce direct from the Market. Many more receive deliveries and consignments from the Market.
Wholesale fruit and vegetables
The fruit and vegetable market has two sections: the trading floor and the buyers' walk.
The 12,500 square metre fruit and vegetable trading floor has capacity for 330 stands. Stand holders set up their stands at the start of trade and pack up at the end of trade.
The buyers' walk contains 156 permanent stores that are leased by store holders. Store holders display and store produce in these stores.
Fresh cut flowers
Victoria produces around 40 per cent of the national market for cut flowers, so the flower market is an important place of trade for fresh flower growers.
The flower market was designed to maintain cut flowers in optimum condition for sale throughout Australia and for export. Around 60 stand holders, occupying 140 stands, supply fresh flowers to over 700 floristry businesses.
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 is a wholesale market and is not open to the public.
However, public tours allow visitors to experience the wonderful sights, smells and sounds of the market during trade.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ 55 Produce Drive Epping | Map
✆ (03) 9258 6100
❊ Web Links ❊
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