Only a handful of regular markets fall into the category of Melbourne icons. The Camberwell Market is most certainly one of those. It has a long-standing reputation for offering quality antique, vintage, handmade and second hand wares, which is why on Sunday 28th August 2016 the Camberwell Sunday Market is celebrating its magnificent 40th birthday.
This is a party you won't want to miss. Expect 370 stalls selling trash & treasure, craft, collectibles and so much more. It's easy to see why this market is surely part of the weekly routine for so many people. Come prepared to invest a bit of time searching and fossicking and you're sure to leave with a bag full of treasure. Bric'a'Brac, hats, hardware items, preloved clothes, shoes, books and music. If there's something in particular you want you're sure to find it here.
Entry to the market is essentially free, but visitors are asked for a gold coin donation on the way in. Originally established by the Balwyn Rotary, the market is much more than simply a venue of trade. The Camberwell Sunday Market has supported many Melbourne charities since its inception, becoming an important philanthropic organisation with a strong community standing.
The Camberwell Sunday Market is open from 6.30am to 12.30pm every Sunday.
The Camberwell Sunday Market is held in the Station Street car park behind the Burke Road shopping strip. There is free, all day public parking along Inglesby Road opposite the local council offices. There is also parking off Harold Street, Mayston Street and the Target-Woolworths carpark (which may be currently under construction).
For public transport riders, there are three trams you can take. The No 75 East Burwood. The No 70 Wattle Park tram from the CBD at Flinders Street. Or the No 72 Camberwell tram from Swanston Street. Alternatively, the Camberwell train station is an easy 100 metres from the market.
New stallholders are always welcome to apply via the website. You can find regular updates and heaps of photos on the Camberwell Sunday Market Facebook page by following the link here.