Wow 40 years! Who would have thought that the humble beginnings of 1976 would go on to creat one of Melbourne’s most popular, unique and successful weekly markets ever.
For our last Market Day of 2016 on December 11th and a beautiful top of 20 degrees, we are next open on Elvis Presley’s birthday of January 8th, 2017. That’s a three week break to relex, enjoy family and friends and prepare for a great 2017!
Thank you for sharing the last 40 years with. In that time we have entertained hundreds of thousands of visitors, send the bizarre, awesome, weird and wonderful with you on Sundays in Camberwell. Thank yo for being part of it!
Together, we have had fun and raised millions of dollars for charitable and worthy causes – changing lives with relief aid for earthquake victims, providing specialised medical training facilities to support for local Boroondara literature awards, plus so much more.
Thank you, all our visitors from across Australia and all around the world! To our weekly stall holders, thank you for searching out millions of the most unique and wonderful items to be found anywhere – and carting them to Camberwell every Sunday.
And of course a massive thank you to hundreds of volunteers, who give up their time to create a special gathering place for Melbournians each Sunday.
Thank you for being part of four great decades. We will see you next on Sunday, 8th January, 2017 to:
- Discover a Treasure
- Discover a Cause
- Discover Camberwell
Today Sunday 28 August, Camberwell Market is celebrating four decades as one of Australia’s most popular and iconic second-hand, antique, handmade and vintage markets and raising over $15m for charity and worthy causes.
Join us this today to celebrate 40 years of the Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market!
We will be broadcasting on social media for a big part of the day, so make sure you tune into Facebook Live or via Twitter on Periscope!
Program for today, Sunday 28 August 2016:
6:30 AM Market Opens as usual
8:00 AM Charities Avenue of Thanks – see the activities supported by the Market
9:00 AM The fun begins!
- Photo-board unveiling & competition
- Face Painting, Balloons
- Live music
- Quiz for minor prizes – what happened in 1976?
Quiz questions every 30 mins until 9am – 12pm
11:00 AM 40th Anniversary Plaque Unveiling – Balwyn Rotary, Federal & State MPs, Boroondara Mayor & Councilors
12:30 PM Market Closes
Enjoy a walk down memory lane with Mum this Mother’s Day at the Market! Find the toys, kitchen ware and other paraphernalia from when you used to scoot around your Mum’s feet.
It does not matter if you are 16 or 60 years old , you will hear stories from Mum about all sorts goodies from her childhood and yours! End the morning with some Market fresh flowers & lunch, tea or shopping at historic Camberwell Junction.
PERFECT! Mother’s Day, solved!
Every week is different. Every week is unique. Some come for the fresh flowers, others with a single item in mind. Some come just for the spectacle and the hot jam donuts.
For the cost of a gold coin donation, you gain access to a place like no other in Melbourne. It has been going for decades and will continue for more. It is a Sunday ritual for some, people watching for others or just the thrill of the search.
You can discover almost anything you saw in the classic Australian suburbs of the 1950s or 80s or, perhaps, newspapers from the earliest days of Melbourne. There are ornaments and toys that have the wear and tear of a couple of months to a couple of decades.
Some times a Victorian business that has been trading for years closes down. The wreckers mover in and the salvage teams recover what they can. Some of what you see is exactly that, items from a dusty covered factory that have not been seen for years.
Many of our stall holders are regulars and a wealth of knowledge on the items they curate from auctions or salvage yards, creating an eclectic mix of people, items and experience that is the same but different every Sunday.
Of course the Market operates from 6:30am to 12:30pm every Sunday and a wonderful array of local businesses, restaurants and specialty stores is yours to explore all afternoon!
We had lots of people asking if the Sunday Market is operating over Easter, even some queries from interstate planning their long weekend!
Yes, we will be operation as usual, from 6:30am to 12:30pm on Sunday 27th March 2016.
Bring your family, friends and visitors and experience a wonderful Melbourne morning at the Camberwell Sunday Market. With your support, we have raise over $10 for worthy projects and charities in Boroondara, Australia and around the world.
In the last financial year, nearly $1.3 million was donated to amazing causes. So thank you…. and Happy Easter!