On Monday 11 May 2020, Premier Daniel Andrews addressed Victorians with updates to current COVID-19 restrictions.
Dandenong Market will remain open under advice given by the Victorian and Australian Governments as we are classified an “essential service” which provides fresh produce to the wider community.
This includes fruit and vegetables, meat, fish and deli items, pantry goods and all of our bakeries.
This also includes all small businesses in the Bazaar, as well as our plant and flower sellers, key cutters, pet supplies seller, tools and garden suppliers and our popular auction.
Our ready-to-eat traders, restaurants and cafes will continue to sell take-away only.
The Market’s playground will remain closed.
These directions will remain in place until instructed otherwise by the Victorian Government and our social channels and website will be updated accordingly.
To help customers comply with the Federal Government’s social distancing laws –
To remind customers about social distancing, we have 10 minute overhead announcements reminding customers to maintain 1.5-metre distance in our Fruit & Vegetable Hall and Market Square and for 4 square metres for all other areas of the Market. Similar messages can also be seen on all digital screens. We also have more than 50 posters around the Market asking customers to respect the practices in place.
Some traders prefer contactless payment (pay wave) over cash and other payment options.
Many of our traders use ticketing systems to allow customers to maintain a safe distance while ensuring they are served in order.
Please respect the personal space of others and practice good hygiene by washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds.
For more details, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs page here.
Stay safe and thank you for continuing to support small business