Dandenong Market remains open to provide an essential service – as defined by the Victorian and Australian Governments.
As of Wednesday 9 June 2021, you may travel 25km from your home for any reason (we prefer supporting small businesses). If the Market is beyond 25km from your home, we ask that you continue to support small businesses in your local area.
Dandenong Market is open for all your essentials. This includes fresh fruit and vegetables, butchers, fishmongers, delicatessens, pantry and grocery items as well as bakeries. Ready-to-eat traders will be open and offering take-away only. Some cafes and restaurants will be offering dine in options.
Non-food businesses are open too! This includes all small businesses within The Bazaar, florists, nurseries, pet shops, key cutters and our much-loved newsagents.
The health and safety of our customers remain our top priority. We have taken all precautions to ensure you are well looked after on your next visit to the Market.
On Wednesday 9 June, the Victorian Government announced that masks will remain mandatory within indoor venues. As Dandenong Market qualifies as such, masks are mandatory while visiting the Market unless you have a medical exemption.
The Market’s playground remains closed.
To help everyone comply with the COVID-19 physical distancing laws:
Foot traffic will be monitored hourly.
Crosses have been placed throughout the Market on the floor so customers understand what the physical distancing measurements look like, depending on where they are shopping in the Market.
Increased security patrols to encourage customers to comply.
To remind customers about physical 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. Additionally, similar messages will play on all digital screens. We have more than 50 posters around the Market that ask 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 serving them in order.
Please respect the personal space of others and practice good hygiene by washing hands often with soap for at least 20 seconds.
Or use one of our many sanitising stations to clean your hands before and after handling produce and/or eating.
For more details, please visit Dandenong Market’s COVID-19 FAQs page here.
Stay safe and thank you for continuing to support small business