About Dandenong Market

Founded in 1866, Dandenong Market is Melbourne’s second oldest and second largest market.

A busy and bustling market full of sights and delights, Dandenong Market offers a taste for every season and a treasure in every stall. 


Fast facts

  • Founded in 1866, Dandenong Market Melbourne’s second oldest market.
  • At a total of 8001 metres squared, Dandenong Market is Melbourne's second largest market.
  • Dandenong Market attracts over 5 million visitors a year.
  • Dandenong Market has 200 market traders selling everything from ugg boots to rugs to lamb shanks to hot donuts.
  • Dandenong Market is a is a municipal market, owned by the City of Greater Dandenong.
  • There are a number of second and third generation market traders at Dandenong Market.
  • Dandenong Market is open Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • Dandenong Market offers free tours of the market on select Tuesdays and Fridays.
  • Dandenong Market provides free bags, information kits and a piece of fruit to all school students visiting as part of a group.
  • 49% of Dandenong Market visitors speak a language other than English at home.


Dandenong Market is home to 200 market traders:

  • 16 fruit and veg traders
  • 3 bakeries
  • 3 delicatessens
  • 3 seafood traders, 4 butchers and 1 chicken shop
  • 4 nut shops and 2 honey stalls
  • 31 cafes and take away outkets
  • 120 general merchandise traders (selling clothing, jewellery, flowers and books)


Dandenong Market has six main areas:

  1. Fruit & Veg: fresh, local and organic, seasonal and exotic.
  2. Meat, Fish & Deli: Specialist cuts of meat, whole fish and exotic seafood, spices, dips, olives and cheese.
  3. The Pantry:  sensational coffee, nuts, freshly baked bread and confectionary.
  4. Market Square: a hawker's market of world street food cooked for you as you watch.
  5. The Bazaar: A shopping mecca of clothing, shoes, accessories, jewellery, handbags and toys. 
  6. The Terrace: Delicious pub food in our outdoor dining area. Plus plants, flowers and hardware.


City of Greater Dandenong

Dandenong Market is proudly owned by the City of Greater Dandenong.


Policies and Guidelines

Dandenong Market Community Guidelines

Dandenong Market Privacy Policy


Online induction

Online induction training must be completed by all traders and contractors using the Dandenong Market site.

Dandenong Market Online Induction

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