Every Saturday, Richmond's Gleadell Street is transformed into a bustling fresh food market, overflowing with seasonal fruits and vegetables, fresh bread, herbs, flowers and other gourmet delights.
The original Richmond market opened in 1873 and the tradition of enthusiastic stallholders arriving as early as 2am to set up their stalls continues today.
Why not come along, enjoy the friendly service and sample some of Melbourne's freshest produce? The market operates 7am to 1pm every Saturday except Easter Saturday, Anzac Day (if it falls on a Saturday) and two Saturdays over the Christmas period.
The market is environmentally friendly so market-goers should remember to bring a reusable shopping bag to carry their purchased items in. Stall holders are allowed to use biodegradable bags only and must not be on display.
Free Community Stall
Council supports a free market stall for local Yarra community groups and not-for-profit organisations to promote their activities or raise funds by selling sell their arts and crafts.
Community or school groups are welcome to apply to use the stall. To find out how you can apply to use the stall, go to the community market stall page and complete the application form.
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Gleadell Street (off Bridge Rd) is 15 minutes east of the CBD. Catch Tram 48 (North Balwyn – Victoria Harbour, via Collins Street) or 75 (Vermont South – City, via Flinders Street) and disembark at Stop 19 – Richmond Town Hall. The market is located next to the town hall in Gleadell Street.
Gleadell Street Market
Richmond VIC 3121
The market is owned and operated by Council and convenes a stallholders’ working group quarterly, to which all stallholders are invited.
Stallholders and those interested in establishing a stall at the weekly Saturday market are advised to read the following procedures and protocols. They provide important information about the management and operation of the Gleadell Street Market.
Gleadell Street Market Policy - May 2012 (34.06 KB)
10.10.2 Gleadell Street Market Procedure and Protocols Manual.pdf (375.27kB)
Stallholders tend to stay for many years, and there are no casual stalls, so the turnover is very low. Given the high demand for stalls, Council is currently not accepting new applications to join the waiting list.
It may be in your interest to contact other markets in Melbourne to check availability of stalls, especially if you want a casual place, or if you do not sell food.
Some can be found through:
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