On this hour-long tour, you will visit select traders for sumptuous tastings and insider secrets from experts. Learn how to identify in-season produce, the art of bartering for the best price and discover how a working market operates.
Food Discovery Tours are perfect for:
When: Dandenong Market Food Discovery Tours take place on select Tuesday and Fridays.
Duration: Dandenong Market Food Discovery Tours commence at 10am and run for one hour.
Cost: Dandenong Food Discovery Tours are free.
Groups: Private and tailored tours are available on request (max 15 per tour).
Booking: Booking is essential. Call Dandenong Market Office on 03 9701 3850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and to book. You can also book online.
Free goodies: All Food Discovery Tour participants receive a free Dandenong Market shopping bag and delicious samples.
Allergy advice: Free food samples may include nuts, eggs, dairy, gluten, raw fish and/or other products.
Accessibility: The Dandenong Market Food Discovery Tours are walking tours throughout the market. We can accommodate specific needs such as individuals with limited mobility, blindness or vision loss or other special requirements. However, we request you contact us directly to discuss your specific needs so that we can most effectively accommodate you.
Tour operators are encouraged to contact Dandenong Market to discuss your specific needs and requirements – we can happily accommodate a wide range of interests and needs.
All visitors to the Market who arrive via a coach tour receive:
To arrange a visit:
When: Dandenong Market is open Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
Parking: Coach parking is available at 40 Cleeland Street, outside the Dandenong Market Management Office.
Accessibility: Dandenong Market is accessibility-friendly with ramps to the underground car park, as well as a lift. Accessible toilets are also available for visitors.
Tailored experiences: Private tours or personal greetings by Dandenong Market representatives can be arranged for your tour group. Dandenong Market is committed to ensuring your tour group has a unique and personalised experience. Should your tour group be particularly interested in a specific trader or food group, Dandenong Market can arrange for trader representatives to meet with your tour group and/or arrange tastings or
samples (subject to availability).
Tour notes: Tour notes with information about Dandenong Market, our traders and long history are available.
Booking: Booking is essential if tour or bus groups would like pre-arranged market bags packed with market vouchers, market directory, self-guided tour and recipes.
The Market is the ideal destination for kids of all ages to learn about fresh food, produce and the opportunity to experience the different cultures of the people and foods that make up the Market. Rich in history with strong cultural links, students can discover the role the Market has played in the history of Dandenong, as well as understand firsthand about making healthy food and lifestyle choices.
Available activities for schools:
All students visiting Dandenong Market as part of a school group will receive an activity pack, including:
To arrange a school visit:
Any questions, please email us at email@example.com or 03 9701 3850.
Dandenong Market offers a range of resources for school students. If you have a specific or request, do let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate your requirements and create specific information sheets, challenges or quizzes.
Everyone from around the world feels at home here, so you will too. It’s like strolling around a souk, meandering through a hawkers market or blending into a bazaar. Dandenong Market has six main areas:
We have created a self-guided tour with highlights and information about our market traders. Download the Self-Guided Tour below.
Parking: With 1000 parking spaces, including ample undercover spots, there is plenty of cheap parking at Dandenong Market. The car park can be accessed from Clow Street or King Street. Charges and time limits apply.
Disabled parking areas: There are accessible parking spaces located in all car parks off Clow Street and King Street, including the multi-level car park where lift and ramp access is available. The 12 accessible parking spaces are free providing the correct sticker is displayed.
Toilets: There are public toilets at the south end of the Market in the General Merchandise Hall, and at the north end of the Market near the Northern Food Court.
Market map: Market Directories featuring a map of the market, a list of traders and locations of facilities (including toilets) is available. These are located in Directory holders throughout the Market.
Free water refills: Drinking fountains for bottle refills are located in Market Square.
Market bags: Reusable market bags can be purchased from the Market management office at 40 Cleeland Street. Market trolleys can also be purchased from a number of market traders in The Bazaar.
Dandenong Market is the new home of Melbourne street art – transforming into an 8000 metre square gallery of modern street art.
A number of renowned street artists have made their mark at the market, including celebrated muralist and fine artist Heesco, designer and artist Bonsai, former illustrator and now large-scale muralist Kaff-Eine and newly emerging artist Kenz.
We have created a self-guided tour of the art featured at Dandenong Market.
Year of the Wolf: Five panel mural by street artist Heesco.
A Colourful Past: Mural replicating historical photograph by artist Heesco.
Rising Phoenix: Large-scale mural by street artist Bonsai.
Childhood Dream: Three-level artwork by emerging artist Kenz.
To Market, To Market: Artwork depicting the cattle drives through Dandenong town to market by Kaff-Eine.
In Bloom: an artwork inspired by Australia’s flora, by Heesco.
M is for Market: Bronze sculpture on concrete plinth by sculptur Anne Ross.