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Welcome back Sunday 31 Oct!

It is with great pleasure we finally welcome back visitors to Camberwell Sunday Market! Our official reopening is this weekend, Sunday 31 October 2021, from 7am – 12:30pm!

Our Rotary volunteers, stallholders and market staff can’t wait to see our thousands of visitors back; browsing, discovering a treasure, with hot jam donuts, a coffee and the music of buskers filling the air.

We will be open every weekend in November and December, except for Sunday 19 December 2021 – allowing Christmas shoppers to parking support our local retail traders and small business owners.

  • Visitors should remember to bring a face mask for cases where you can’t physically distant
  • Use the Market QR Code to check-in and also each stall you stop and spend time at (stalls all have their own QR Codes)
  • There’s hand sanitiser at each stall. Maintain good hygiene: clean your hands regularly and cough or sneeze into your elbow
  • Please don’t attend the market if you are unwell, have been exposed to Covid19 or are subject to a CHO health order
  • Smile and be kind to each other!

Reopening Sunday 31 October 2021

Great news! We are planning to reopen Sunday 31 October 2021. Stay-tuned, more details to fallow in the coming days.

Update 6pm Sunday 24 October 2021:

  • New changes related to easing COVID19 health regulations were announced today by the Premier (https://www.premier.vic.gov.au/nearly-there-return-normality-80-and-90-vax-rates)
  • The changes announced impact outdoor retail and gathers, and therefore our current reopening plans for the market on 31 October 2021
  • While the easing of restrictions are welcome, we will be working with Council to update any requirements to our weekly operations, including entry requirements, mask requirements, etc.

We will provide further updates on this page.

Will the market be open this weekend?

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.

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 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.