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Number 3: Eight Fun Facts about our 40th Anniversary 

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Pay a visit to the Camberwell Market and you may just rub shoulders with television and film costume designers who have been known to scour the racks in search of period costumes. Boasting an impressive and ever-changing collection of vintage clothes, the market is often the first stop for designers seeking an authentic look.

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 theculturetrip.com by Monique La Terra.

Happy 40th Birthday!

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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

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A message from the Mayor of Boroondara


Camberwell Sunday Market celebrates 40 years

On Sunday, 28 August, Camberwell Sunday Market celebrates a wonderful 40 years as one of Melbourne’s most iconic markets, deeply embedded into Camberwell’s social fabric. As a community we are proud to call it ours.

As the 250 thousand annual visitors who support the Market drop their gold coins into Rotary volunteers’ yellow cups each Sunday, little may they realise the many charitable causes they’ve assisted.

For the past 20 years a unique relationship has existed between Balwyn Rotary, Council and the Camberwell Traders. During that time approximately $3.3 million or around 30 per cent of the net proceeds raised at the Market, along with additional funds from Council, has supported the Boroondara Community Strengthening Grants.

These grants have enabled many Community Groups to implement projects, run events and provide a range of services to meet outcomes valued by the community.

Likewise, Balwyn Rotary have contributed to many Council projects including the Boroondara Literary Awards, Kinder Plus, Boroondara Cares Foundation and infrastructure projects which have benefited the community and Camberwell Traders.

I congratulate Balwyn Rotary on this fantastic milestone and thank all Rotarians and members of our community who have contributed to the success of the Market over the past 40 years.

This birthday celebration will be a wonderful community event. All are welcome to attend and I hope to see you there on Sunday 28 August.
With best wishes,

Councillor Jim Parke, Mayor of Boroondara


This entry was posted in Mayor’s message, Mayor’s message August 2016

Mother’s Day at the Market!

IMG_7775Enjoy 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!

Sunday at Camberwell

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.

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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!