Rotary's Camberwell Sunday Market is conducted by the Rotary Club of Balwyn (RCB) as a means of raising funds for a wide range of charities. It is assisted in the conduct of the Market by other Rotary Clubs within the City of Boroondara.
The Market has been responsible for raising nearly $9,000,000 for the community since 1976.
Quite often the 370 stalls are fully booked for seven and sometimes up to twelve weeks in advance, due to the market's popularity. The number of visitors/shoppers visiting the market is consistently high for the whole 12 months of the year, with people coming from all over Melbourne (and interstate and overseas) to enjoy the experience. Besides browsing for bargains and sought after collectibles, visitors can relax with a cup of coffee and food at food vans located in the market every Sunday. Public toilets are only 20 metres from the main entrance in Station Street (see "Market Location" below).
Visitors are asked for a Gold Coin Donation upon entry to assist us in our endeavours to assist the needy.
1. PRODUCTS SOLD AT THE MARKET
We are restricted by Council as to what products can be sold at the market. These restrictions are in place as the market is located within the Camberwell Junction shopping centre precinct and products sold at the market must not compete with the retail Traders within the precinct.
However, virtually all conceivable products are sold at Camberwell ( see below). The Market does not have pre-designated areas for different product categories, hence a stroll round the whole market is encouraged to see the broad range of products sold.
Products allowed to be sold generally fall into one of two categories:
- second hand goods, or
- hand-crafted goods, specifically made by the stallholder, excluding food
Goods not permitted to be allowed include:
- new goods ( for resale), factory seconds or samples - especially clothing
- other goods deemed unsuitable for the Camberwell market, as specified in the market's Terms and Conditions
2. THINKING OF HOLDING A STALL?
Of the 370 stalls at the market, approx. 180 of these are Casual Stalls which can be booked on just a one week basis, or on a few weeks basis. The remaining 190 stalls are Permanent Stalls. Bookings of Casual stalls can only be made using this website, and to do this you become a member (see Home Page).
A Casual stall costs $60 (including GST and bkg fee) and is paid by credit card when making a booking.
3. MARKET OPERATING HOURS:
The market is up and swinging by approx. 7am every Sunday (earlier in the summer months), however stallholders are required to stop trading at 12.30pm, and to be totally packed by 1.00pm.
4. OPERATING SUNDAYS:
The market operates every Sunday of the year, apart from the following:
- one or two Sundays before Christmas (the Council does not permit us to trade on any Sunday within 10 days before Christmas)
- the Sunday between Christmas and New Year's day, depending when that Sunday falls
- Anzac Day, when it falls on a Sunday
The Sundays when the market is to be closed are always notified on our "Notice Board" on the Home Page of this website.
5. MARKET LOCATION:
The market is located in Station Street, Camberwell - Melway Ref: 45 J12. Station Street runs parallel with Burke Road and is one street east of Burke Road. The market is located in a 370 bay carpark directly behind the shops in Burke Road, just north of the busy Camberwell Junction.
6. GETTING THERE:
The Google map above can be very useful to help you navigate your way from any location to the Camberwell Sunday Market. However, the comments below may assist.
Public transport admirably serves the market. Three tram services (from the City) pass through the Camberwell Junction, where you would alight from the tram. These services are the East Burwood (Route # 75 leaves CBD via Flinders Street), Wattle Park (Route # 70 leaves CBD via Flinders Street) and Camberwell (Route # 72 leaves CBD via Swanston Street) services. A short 100 metre walk from the Camberwell Junction in the north-easterly direction (behind the shops in Burke Road) gets you to the market.
As well, the Lilydale, Ferntree Gully and Alamein train services all pass through Camberwell railway station, which is again about 100 metres from the market. The market is in a southerly direction from Camberwell railway station - walk along Railway Pde and then into Station Street.
Private VehicleDirectly across Station Street from the market is a 700+ car park. This car park is located under the Safeway and Target shopping complex and has a two hour parking limit on Sunday mornings. Normally, this would provide ample time to browse the market (and hopefully Buy there!) and maybe have a cup of tea/coffee as well. There are two entrances to this carpark in Station Street and another entrance in Fairholm Grove, the next street east from Station Street.