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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!

Good Friday Appeal

It is the Good Friday Appeal and the Box Hill Miniature Steam Railway Society is contributing all proceeds & donations to The Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne today!

Balwyn Rotary members ‪#‎volunteered‬ at the Railway today: Bringing joy to children (& the young at heart!) is just one of the projects you support by attending the Camberwell Sunday Market.

And there is a goodwill multiplier: the Market’s small donation to supports the Railway in providing a fun & unique way to raise funds for the Good Friday Appeal!

In addition, Rotary International works with the Railway to hold a special day each year for special needs children, their carers and family.

The Camberwell Sunday Market is proud to support innovative, meaningful & unique community projects.

Thank you for supporting the Sunday Market!

Join us on Easter Sunday 2016

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!

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