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Camberwell Camera Club Photo Booth

As a part of Camberwell Camera Club’s tradition, the Club will be setting up a Photo Booth at the Camberwell Market on Sunday, 10th of July. Please come visit their Photo Booth, get your picture taken and invite your family and friends! The booth will be situated on the western side of the Market, behind the ANZ Bank and will operate from 9.00 am to 11.00 am. As in previous years, there will be no charge for the photos.

This will be the 7th year of the Camberwell Camera Club (CCC) organising a photoshoot. On average the CCC photograph 50-55 groups of people over a Sunday (individuals, families, groups of friends) with a number of photos for each group. It is estimated that over the years the Club have taken about over 1,000 photos.

What is the secret to capturing a perfect portrait?
“To capture the character of the model or, in case of family groups, the relationship within the group such a parents’ love of the child and the child love of parents.

The CCC provides this as a service to the local community. Members of Club donate their time and expertise at no cost to the persons photographed.

The most satisfying part for photographers is that the same people come year after year and that they enjoy the atmosphere of the activity and appreciate the end result.

Many club members have had individual exhibitions or taken part in group photographic exhibitions. Quite a few CCC members received local (Australian) and international awards for their work.

Portraits shown are from prior Market photo booths, courtesy of the CCC.

You can follow the CCC on both Facebook and Instagram.

Thank you for supporting flood relief

The extraordinary flooding events continue this week in NSW and Queensland, with towns like Lismore hit by catastrophic flooding twice within a month. These communities had only just begun recovering from the initial deluge, and this week devastating floods returned. A massive clean-up remains and a long, hard road to recovery lies ahead.

Thank you to all visitors and stallholders for your generous contributions on Sunday 27 March 2022, where all market proceeds will be donated to flood relief. The funds collected by Rotary Club of Balwyn and associated club volunteers will be combined with other funding into a 2022 Flood Relief Fund that will be announced in the coming weeks. We are working with other community partners in seeking matching funds to enhance the impact of your donations.

Thank you for your generosity in contributing to this worthy cause. We look forward to sharing full details of the total proceeds and matching funds shortly.

Happy Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day has a long and sometimes rocky history, however, there is no doubt that in the late 5th century in Rome, Saint Valentine was recognised by the Pope. Centuries later February the 14th was designated as St Valentine’s Day and became a day to express ‘love and affection.’

Flowers have also been intrinsically linked to the expression of love for centuries. Roses were used by the Romans as for medicines, perfumes and confetti; newly married couples would wear crowns of roses and petals splashes over their bed.

If you are after fresh flowers in preparation of Monday, there are two well know corner stalls at the market to meet your needs.

The act of creating pressed and dried flowers also represents a tradition across many cultures and many centuries and is a specialty of Maria, a relatively new stallholder at stall #407 each Sunday.

A florist by training, Maria began specialising in dried flower arrangements, gifts and literal works of botanic art during the pandemic. While Maria sadly lost her florist business during lockdown, the ever adaptable Maria began exploring how to use her skills on products that, unlike fresh flowers, last more that a a few weeks.

In 2022 Maria opened her first stall at Camberwell Market, just near her new business at Shop 14, Camberwell Arcade, Camberwell. Maria is open Tuesday to Sunday and operates stall #407 from 7am to 12:30pm before then opening her shop from 1pm to 5pm in the Arcade. Maria said she loves the market and the arcade:

I really enjoy being at the market and meeting so many wonderful people. I enjoy telling people about dried flowers and the beautiful creations that can be made. The secret is the quality of the flower – that is what makes a dried flower last so long.

Cheap imported dried flowers are poor quality and deteriorate quickly, so Maria has carefully selected Australian suppliers to provide the top quality dried flowers for all her works of art, that are truly one of a kind! You will find that hand made arrangements by Maria use quality flowers that will leave you able to enjoy her work for months and even years.

You can contact Maria by email at or by visiting her stall on Sunday or the Best 1 of a Kind shop in Camberwell Arcade 10am to 5pm (closed Mondays). Website

We miss you!

Dear friends of Camberwell Sunday Market,

I hope you’re keeping safe and well. It’s been a tough couple of months for many of you, some out of work, some isolating away from family and friends, and others managing the horrors of home schooling. Some of you are our front-line workers, doing an amazing job looking after us despite the risks of COVID19. We are forever grateful for all that you do.

Our market is such an important part of our community, and COVID19 has been a timely reminder of the importance of community. The simple joy of coming together each Sunday, sharing a smile, finding a treasure, seeing an old friend, making a new friend, having a gooey jam donut or a delicious hot dog.

Are you missing the Camberwell Sunday Market?
Because we’re missing you!

The Camberwell Sunday Market will be back bigger and better in coming months. While it is unlikely that we will be open before the second half of 2020, we WILL be back, and WILL be planning a celebration to remember.

Just as a heads up, I hope you’re using your time at home to plan your stall, make your home-crafts, and clean out your cupboards for trash and treasure. You won’t want to miss it! I’ll keep you updated about likely start dates, and the process for booking your stall.

Getting our market back up and running is important for all of us, and especially for Rotary who use the money raised each week to continue their wonderful work supporting the most
vulnerable in our local community and around the world.

Keep your chin up, and your hands clean. Hope to see you all soon.


Market Manager

Market Closed until the end of May 2020

The Camberwell Sunday Market will now:

• Close until the end of May 2020
‪• Open when the ban on large gatherings is lifted‬
• Refund all stall booking fees and suspend the stall booking system

Full Statement as Sunday 29th March 2020:

UPDATE 3: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and The Camberwell Sunday Market

Following advice issued from the Federal Government and Australia’s Chief Medical Officer the decision was taken to close the Camberwell Sunday Market on Sunday the 15th of March 2020 and that has now been extended through to the end of May 2020. All stall booking fees for these Sundays will be refunded.

As refunds are processed you will receive notice by email.

Refund ref is… “Rotary Club of Balwyn”.

We have taken these steps in the interests of public health and safety.

The booking system has now been suspended.

Once the ban on public events is lifted we plan to have the Camberwell Sunday Market up and running on the Sunday following the removal of the ban.

We look forward to seeing you back at the Market in the near future and thank you for your continuing support as a stall holder or visitor.

Management, The Camberwell Sunday Market
The Rotary Club of Balwyn Sunday Market P/L