Dandenong Market has been the soul of the city for 154 years. We’re committed to fulfilling this role by supporting our community through these challenging times.
In response to the most recent outbreak of COVID-19 and in order to do our part to keep everyone safe and healthy, we’re temporarily making a few changes.
All Dandenong Market stalls remain open for business. Please read below for more information.
As of Wednesday 9 June, you may travel up to 25km from your home for any reason, including supporting small businesses. If the Market is beyond 25km from your home, we ask that you continue to support small businesses in your local community.
You must continue to wear masks while shopping at Dandenong Market. We are an indoor venue by law, thus mask-wearing is mandatory unless you have a medical reason not to.
Do you have other questions? We hope we’ve answered them here:
Which stalls are open?
All stalls at Dandenong Market are open.
This includes produce stalls, butchers, fishmongers, delicatessens, pantry and grocery items and bakeries.
Additionally, all Bazaar traders, florists, nurseries, pet shops, newsagents and keycutters are open too.
Our ready-to-eat traders will remain open for take-away only. Some cafes and restaurants will be offering a dine-in option.
Are Market Square and the Northern Food Court open?
All ready-to-eat traders are open for takeaway only. Some cafes and restaurants will be offering dine-in options.
No seating will be available in Market Square and the Northern Food Court at this time.
Is the playground open?
Unfortunately, no. We need to ensure that children, as well as adults, are physical distancing. This is impossible to do this in a multi-level playground. For more information on physical distancing regulations, please click here.
How can I contact the Market?
Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in Victoria, the Market Management office is closed. Please leave us a detailed message via firstname.lastname@example.org. Additionally, you can visit the Traders section of the website to contact your favourite traders directly.
What about hygiene?
We have intensified our cleaning regimen by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting all high-touch areas in the Market.
We have increased our supply of cleaning and personal hygiene supplies to meet demands.
We have also moved to using stronger anti-viral disinfectants and added signage throughout the Market. This is to remind customers as well as traders of proper handwashing techniques in English, basic Chinese and Arabic.
We are doubling the number of our cleaners to increase sanitising of surfaces, bathrooms and other frequently touched items such as door handles and ATM machines.
The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services website is a great location to find the latest information or the Federal Government’s Department of Health website, both of which are being updated regularly.
Are masks mandatory?
On Wednesday 9 June, the Victorian Government announced that masks will continue to be mandatory in indoor venues. As Dandenong Market is an indoor venue, you must wear a mask while visiting unless you have a medical exemption.
Will tours go ahead?
We will cancel all tours between Thursday 27 May and Thursday 10 June and contact all affected participants.
All other tours will go ahead.
Please do not attend your tour if you are suffering from flu-like symptoms, are waiting for a Covid-19 test, or have been in contact with a positive case of Covid-19.
All tour participants must wear a mask while walking around the Market and may remove their masks to eat and drink.
How are you managing physical distancing?
We appreciate this is a concern. We are encouraging all customers to respect physical distancing directives by maintaining a physical distance of 1.5 metres in our outdoor areas. This includes our Fruit and Vegetable sheds and Market Square. For all other areas of the Market, we ask customers to keep at least four square metres from each other.
To help customers comply with all physical distancing directives, we will control queuing at our ATMs with markers at appropriate distances on the ground. ATM screens and touchpads will be regularly sanitised).
Our current overhead messages about physical distancing play at least eight times each hour and recorded with more volume than all other messages.
We are monitoring foot traffic hourly.
Some traders offer 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.
For more information about physical distancing, please click here.