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Established by Balwyn Rotary in 1976, the Camberwell Sunday Market has become a Melbourne weekend institution. Our market is known for specialty items that are retro, vintage or nostalgic. We love being part of 'old Melbourne' and helping you find things you will find nowhere else. And environmentally friendly - wow - we have been lowering the carbon footprint of Melbourne for years by recycling and reselling second hand items in nearly 400 weekly stall. Discover a Treasure. Discover a Cause. Discover Camberwell.

Market memories: made with love

While we are closed this weekend due to a Covid19 lockdown, we love these memories shared this week on Intagram by Sally @i.collect.eclectic ❤️ and reproduced here, with permission.


“People always ask and talk about how long they’ve been dealers buying and selling and being addicted to the thrill of the vintage junk game well this is where I started my apprenticeship Camberwell Sunday Market aged around 8 ..

I’m now 52 so you do the math ..

Mum’s taken the photo and this is her good friend Isobel with me …
these are the days you’d arrive the night before park the car and sleep in it ..

People would be up all night playing music drinking and even hold the odd fire in a drum ..

If you didn’t sleep over you could return in the morning to find your car had been lifted and moved to a not so desirable spot ..

These were the days of plenty

I’d buy my mum strings of amber and armadillo handbags to stash away for the perfect Christmas present ..

I’d trot around in a tiny 3/4 sleeve fur jacket ..they were the perfect full size for me ..

Another favourite were my black suede victorian shoes ..

Camberwell Market has changed a lot over the last 45 years or so but it’s still my favourite market of all time …”

Image courtesy of Instagram user @i.collect.eclectic
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Market closed Sunday 25 July 2021

As we look forward to an Olympics with no crowds, following the lockdown extension announcement, the Camberwell Sunday Market will also have have no crowds due to a temporary closure on Sunday 25 July 2021.

Stall booking refunds will be automatically processed over the next 2-3 days.

Stay tuned to our social media and website for updates. Take care of each other over these coming days! Yes, it’s Groundhog Day.

Market closed Sunday 18 July 2021

Following the State Government lockdown announcement today, the Camberwell Sunday Market will be temporarily closed on Sunday 18 July 2021.

Stall booking refunds will be automatically processed over the next 2-3 days.

Stay tuned to our social media and website for updates. Take care of each other over these coming days! Yes, it’s Groundhog Day.

The characters of Camberwell

Inside a home surrounded by a car park in suburban Melbourne lived the enigmatic Mary Ann Campigli. (Supplied: Middle Camberwell Community & Friends Group)

BY Joseph Dunstan, ABC NEWS

“It was a curious sight for those passing by the shops at Camberwell in Melbourne’s east through the late 60s and 70s.

A modest, five-room home which appeared to have been plonked in the middle of a car park.”

Read more: ABC News: the ‘Miss Stayput’ of Melbourne

Checkin this Independence Day

🇺🇸 The Market is OPEN on Sunday 4th of July 2021 🇺🇸

Checkin for a great Sunday morning at Camberwell Sunday Market. Our COVIDSafe Plan was updated on 1 July 2021.

Entry to the Market as a is conditional on you complying with our COVIDSafe Plan, as approved by Council, and available on our website. However, Council has agreed to ease these restrictions:

✅ Most importantly:

• Use our QR code on entry

• Wearing a face mask is highly recommended and required when physical distancing is not possible

• Maintain 1.5 metres distance from others where possible

• Use hand sanitiser and maintain good hygiene

🚫 Do not attend the market if you are unwell, have arrived in Victoria from interstate or overseas in the last 14 days or been in contact with anyone COVID19.

⚠️ FAQs:

• Will the market be open next weekend? YES! The market will be open to the public 7am – 12:30pm every Sunday until December 2021.

• Are stallholders/sellers required to do anything under the COVIDSafe Plan? YES! Find out more here: Selling at Camberwell Sunday Market