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Kylie’s Hot Pants

Kylie Minogue’s ‘gay husband,’ long-time friend and stylist William Baker, is said to have picked up the infamous gold hot pants from the Camberwell Market for 50 pence. The hot pants became one of Kylie’s most iconic looks after she wore them in the music video for ‘Spinning Around’ in 2000. Kylie Minogue is originally from Camberwell, so this rumour could very well be true.

On Sunday, August 28th, the Camberwell Market celebrated its 40th anniversary. Since 1976, the weekly market has been luring patrons with vintage trinkets, knickknacks, and hot jam donuts. Founded by Balwyn Rotary, the market started with 48 stalls, and it has since grown to almost 400, with stallholders waiting weeks to secure a spot at the market. Treasure hunters can comb through second-hand clothes and records, antique toys, jewellery, artwork, keepsakes and a variety odds and ends from dawn until midday in search of rare gems. In celebration of this milestone, here are eight facts about the Camberwell Market.
More facts to come! Originally posted in The Culture Trip by Monique La Terra.

Share your special Market memories with us

Thanks for coming today and also see you on Sunday 28 August: Camberwell Market is celebrating 40 years as one of Australia’s most popular and iconic second-hand, antique, handmade and vintage markets!


Regular stallholders and visitors are being encouraged to share their stories and experiences in the lead up to this incredible milestone.

For more information, please email

Charitable Causes Funded in 2015

[YEAR ENDED 30/06/2015]

Thank you every one for supporting our Sunday Market! Your support has helped us support hundred of community organisations and programs, with nearly $1.3m raised for the community last year. Thank you!

Our largest single recipient is the Boroondara Community Development Grants program which receives 30% of funds collected and supported 93 individual grant recipients with over $375,000.


Welcome to the new Sunday Market website!

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Welcome to our new website! You are going to start seeing more changes around Rotary’s Camberwell Sunday Market soon.

You will have already seen we have Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts you can follow. If not, you can see them to the right of the screen on large screens or at the bottom of the page on smaller devices like mobile phones. We are very excited about the changes, so please check out our social media accounts and ‘check-in’ on your favourite social media.

Stall holders will also notice that to access the booking system, a new button appears on this website to you can press to quickly look for available stall sites. Thank you for you support as we have made the background IT changes to link the stall site booking system to this page, but most of all, thank you for your support of Rotary’s Sunday Market. It is a part of Camberwell and a part of Melbourne!