Host Markets

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market has been an important part of the fabric of Melbourne for more than a century. Today, the Queen Victoria Market is a vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can shop for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, local and imported gourmet foods, to cosmetics, clothing and souvenirs.
A historic landmark spread over two city blocks, the Queen Victoria Market is the largest and most intact of all Melbourne’s great 19th century markets.
In its 139 years, the Queen Victoria Market has had a colourful and sometimes controversial history. During that time, the site has been a cemetery, a livestock market and a wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The market has continued to evolve to what it is today, one of Melbourne’s most popular tourist attractions for national and international visitors and a destination loved by generation of Melburnians.
The Queen Victoria Market is home to hundreds of small businesses and has supported generations of family businesses throughout its history. To this day, 33 generational businesses and over 600 small businesses continue to trade at the market.


Melbourne Market

In August 2015, the Melbourne Market completed a once in a generation move to a new purpose built USD410m facility on 70 hectares, and the outcome is spectacular. Through consultation and international benchmarking, Australia’s newest wholesale market - the Melbourne Market - is world class both in design and operations, and is the largest warehousing precinct at any central market in Australia.
Underpinning the new Market is the objectives of allowing businesses to conduct their tasks easier, safer and with the ability to manage costs more appropriately.
More than 4,000 businesses use the Market as a base, buying and selling fresh produce and cut flowers in the early hours of the morning for distribution across Victoria, Australia and international exportation.
An estimated USD1.529b of produce is trading within the Market annually.


Sydney Markets

Submerge yourself into the vibrancy of Sydney Markets through an insightful tour of the largest wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market in the Southern Hemisphere. Obtain a unique perception into the operational aspects of Sydney Markets and embrace the opportunity to interact with some of Australia's best wholesalers, growers and retailers.

Spanning across an impressive 43 hectares, Sydney Markets generates over 2.5 million tonnes of world class fresh produce annually. Sydney Markets is home to more than 5000 workers or more accurately put 5000 characters, each a reflection of the diversity and liveliness of the life inside the markets. Sydney Markets prides itself in providing the best environment that supports competitive trade and effective distribution. Honouring a continued commitment to sustainable practises on site, Sydney Markets recycles up to 65% of generated waste.