August is such a beautiful time of year; the wattles are brilliant yellow and the weather can be magnificent… perfect for a visit to Camberwell Market.
Our next market day is scheduled for Sunday 15 August 2021. With the Victorian Government lockdown in place until Thursday evening, it is difficult for anyone to know if conditions will be suittable to resuming operations, and at what level.
Please rest assured we will let you know immediately on our website and via social media of any change to our normal operations, should that occur.
The health and safety of our visitors, stallholders and volunteers are our number one priority. We also recognise any closure of the market causes great disruption to the plans of hundreds of stallholders and thousands of visitors.
We appreciate your patience and support under the circumstances.
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 …”
Lets keep COVIDSafe and check-in each Sunday. With restrictions eased, entry to the Market as a seller or patron is conditional on you complying with our COVIDSafe Plan, as approved by Council, and available on our website. Council agreed to ease restrictions in March 2021:
✅ Current requirements include: • Wearing a face mask is optional • Maintain 1.5 metres distance from others where possible • Use hand sanitiser and maintain good hygiene • Use our QR code on entry if possible
🚫 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, subject to Covid health orders
• Are any stalls available to be re-let on the day? NO. Prior to COVID19, any stalls not used were re-let on Sundays before 6:30am. Re-let stalls are no longer available
Oh the things you will see! Here is a short taste of the sights ands sounds of Camberwell Sunday Market, returning this weekend.
Bring your face masks and friends tomorrow as the Sunday market reboots after a circuit breaker lockdown.
Turn up the sound for some market music by ‘The Violin Man’ busking in January and photos by market regular Michel Simson from Instagram @michaelsimson_ and we hope to see you tomorrow, Sunday 21 February 2021!