NEW YEAR, NEW HOME

A big change is coming to our Saturday Fresh Market in 2022.

The Saturday Fresh Market is relocating across the road to a new home in the Covered Unloading Area of the Brisbane Produce Market.

The new all-weather venue is close to the free Multi-level Car Park and spacious enough to house all your market favourites.

In the meantime, we are taking an extended break while we prepare to relocate before reopening in our new home.

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Do you have a question?
See our FAQs below for more information about the changes coming in 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions - Markets Relocation

Saturday Fresh Market will move permanently to the Covered Unloading Area of the Brisbane Produce Market at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea in February 2022.

This venue is located across the road from the Market’s current location at 250 Sherwood Road.

The Markets are relocating to allow for the future development of Brisbane Markets’ expanding wholesale operations, which supply fresh fruit and vegetables to consumers right across Queensland, the Northern Territory and northern New South Wales, and contribute billions of dollars to Queensland’s economy annually.

This expansion is great news for Queensland’s horticulture industry, strengthening the supply chain for Market wholesalers, growers, logistics operators, retail small businesses, the fresh produce stallholders at the Saturday Fresh Market and, in turn, consumers.

There will be a seven-week hiatus to prepare for the relocation, with the Saturday Fresh Market resuming in its new location in February 2022.

No. The Saturday Fresh Market will continue to open from 6am to 12 noon every Saturday when it resumes trading in February 2022.

Yes. The Covered Unloading Area is a spacious all-weather venue, fitted with industrial fans.  The adjacent Multi-level Car Park offers hundreds of free undercover parking spaces and links to the Covered Unloading Area via a covered walkway.

The Covered Unloading Area provides closer access to Brisbane Markets’ free Multi-level Car Park, which offers hundreds of free, undercover parking spaces, has all levels accessible by elevators and a covered walkway leading to the Market.

An additional 90 premium parking spaces will be available around the perimeter of the Covered Unloading Area and attendees can access a further 250 free open-air parking spaces near Brisbane Markets’ commercial precinct.

Parking will remain free in Brisbane Markets’ Multi-level Car Park as well as in nearby open-air parking spaces.  There will also be premium parking available on site.

Pedestrian entry into the Saturday Fresh Market will be $2 per person.  Children under 15 years will enter for free.

Brisbane Markets has not increased the entry fee for pedestrians since the Saturday Fresh Market was first established in 2004.

Only certified guide and assistance dogs are permitted at Brisbane Markets.  Official documentation must be produced at entry.

Our stallholders represent the best Brisbane has to offer and we value their ongoing contributions and commitment to the Saturday Fresh Market.  We will contact all stallholders in coming weeks to discuss their options and hope to welcome everyone back when trading resumes in 2022.

The new location is large enough to accommodate the current number of Saturday Fresh Market stallholders.

Any stallholder vehicles used to set-up will be provided parking on site.  Parking will either be at the rear of your stall, or in close proximity to the Covered Unloading Area.  Brisbane MarketPlace will notify each stallholder with individual details on parking over the coming weeks.

All stallholder employees must park in one of the publicly accessible parking zones.

Brisbane MarketPlace is working to finalise the new Market footprint.  All stallholders will be contacted over the coming weeks with details on stall positioning.

Stall sizes will start from 3 metres x 3 metres.  Brisbane MarketPlace will liaise with each stallholder over the coming weeks to confirm stall size in accordance with your needs.

3 metre x 3 metre stalls start from $50.  For more information on stall costs, contact Brisbane MarketPlace via bmp@brisbanemarkets.com.au.

All stallholders will have access to electricity, water, waste and grey water disposal as per current arrangements.  There will be no cooking oil disposal on site.  Stallholders will be responsible for removing their own cooking oil from site.

All stalls must operate in a pop-up style with all equipment removed from the site at the completion of each market.

There is no stallholder storage at the Covered Unloading Area.  However, some existing storage at 250 Sherwood Road will remain.

Brisbane MarketPlace will contact all stallholders currently using this storage space to discuss their options.  Any stallholders who do retain storage at 250 Sherwood Road will be responsible for relocating equipment to and from these containers each week.

As per current arrangements, all stallholders can access the Covered Unloading Area from 3am each Saturday to set-up for the Saturday Fresh Market.

Early access from 2pm each Friday is available.  Any stallholder interested in purchasing an early access pass should contact Brisbane MarketPlace via bmp@brisbanemarkets.com.au.

The Covered Unloading Area is more accessible for stallholders than the existing site, with multiple vehicle entry points to the Market footprint for faster and smoother set-up and pack down.  Stallholders will be provided with detailed directions and maps before trading resumes in 2022.

You can apply to be a stallholder at the Saturday Fresh Market by clicking here.