With millions of visitors each year and a reputation for having some of the best fresh produce and shopping in Melbourne, stall opportunities at the South Melbourne Market are rare and not to be missed.
A number of business opportunities have become available as Melbourne emerges from the pandemic and lockdowns, with expressions of interest being sought from interested parties, including manufacturers and producers.
Opportunities include some of the site’s most high profile locations at a market which is already home to more than 140 small businesses, including restaurants, cafes, fresh produce and food stalls.
South Melbourne Market is Victoria’s oldest, established in 1867, and as a result draws in huge crowds of consumers, attracting over 5 million people in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
All expressions of interest are reviewed by the market’s licensing team against a set of criteria, precinct suitability and customer and community need, along with the market’s strategic retail mix.
Sustainability has also become a major focus of the historical market with programs centred around recycling organic waste, as well as recycling glass, coffee cups, oil, polystyrene and plastic milk bottles.
Solar power has also been implemented at the market with solar bins and a 234kW PV solar panel system installed on the roof of the car park.
Interested producers or manufacturers have the opportunity to secure a spot at the iconic market and get millions of eyes on their product.