Project update

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on this project. We are currently reviewing community and trader feedback, and will share a report of these findings on this page in late April 2024.

To stay in the loop about this project, and to be notified when this report has been uploaded, click the 'Follow' button at the top of this page.

Further community and trader engagement on this project will take place in late 2024 - early 2025.

About the project

Established in 1867, the much-loved South Melbourne Market is the oldest continuing market in Melbourne.

Over time, the Market has undergone regular improvements to accommodate the growing needs of its traders and the local community, to meet changing regulations, and to make sure it continues to deliver a safe, accessible and enjoyable market experience for years to come.

We are reviewing the Market's trading hours and days, and planning some changes to the building and surrounding streets to make it safer and more accessible, while also improving the visitor experience. The changes will include:

  • more toilet facilities
  • better footpaths and aisle surface grading
  • making the rooftop carpark more accessible
  • easing the flow of traffic for vehicles and pedestrians
  • a review of the public space on all three sides of the Market.

We’re connecting with our local community and traders to hear your preferences around when the Market is open, how you use the Market, how the proposed changes will impact you, and how you think we can improve public space around the Market.

Ways to join the conversation

You can join the conversation by:

  • Completing the survey below, from 3 November - 3 December.
  • Chatting to us in person at a community pop-up (dates and locations listed below).

Join the conversation in person

We chatted with the community during November at the following times and places:

South Melbourne Market Hotspot Map

Click on the hotspots below to read more about what is proposed for each area of the Market