COVID-19 Update: We’re Open

COVID-19 Update: We’re Open

To our Market community, 

Queen Vic Market has been serving the community since 1878 and we continue to be here for you. The Market is an essential business and our traders are working hard to ensure you have access to fruit and vegetables, meat and fish, deli items, dairy, bread, eggs, takeaway and precooked meals, and other specialty foods and goods. On behalf of our traders, we give you our heartfelt thanks for continuing to shop at the Market and supporting our many stallholders.   

Don’t forget that for those that want to shop early, the Market is open from 6am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. On Sundays, the Market is open from 9am. View our trading hours here. Shoppers can also enjoy FREE parking between 6am-9am or one hour FREE if you enter after 9am (on Market days). 

The safety of our customers and traders is our priority. 

We are working closely with all relevant authorities to monitor COVID-19 and are taking any necessary precautions to protect customers, traders, staff and the wider communityThese measures are in line with current advice from relevant authorities. 

Things you need to know when shopping and visiting the Market:  

  • Enhanced measures on Saturdays and Sundays – To maintain responsible social distancing and to help keep you comfortable, we are limiting the number of customers into our Meat & Fish Hall and Dairy Produce Hall on Saturdays and Sundays. On these days, please access the Meat & Fish Hall via Queen St and the Dairy Produce Hall via Therry St. Please be patient and adhere to safe social distancing when queuing.
  • Social distancing  Please adhere to the 1.5 metre guideline and maintain a safe distance between yourself and others at all times. We have increased signage, installed floor markings to assist customers and added extra staff to monitor the number of customers in the Market.  
  • Good hygiene – Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water or use one of the many hand sanitiser stations located throughout the Market. Please also make sure to cover your mouth and nose with your elbow when coughing or sneezing or use a tissue and discard immediately. 
  • Shop alone where possible – We encourage you to shop alone where possible and, once you have picked up your goods, head home, wash your hands and your produce, and stay safe.
  • Touching produce – Please limit the touching of fresh produce and ask our friendly traders for help.  
  • Extensive and additional cleaning – We have extra cleaning staff onsite and are conducting hospital-grade cleaning to ensure the safety of all our shoppers. We are employing both proactive and reactive measures to ensure that high traffic surfaces such as door handles, bench tops, ATM machines, handrails and bathrooms remain clean to minimise the spread of germs.
  • Pack your own reusable bags – While we love looking out for the environment, it’s important to remember that bacteria and viruses can live on many surfaces. As a precaution we ask all customers to pack your own bags rather than hand your bag to traders. 
  • Use contactless payments, avoid using reusable coffee cups and containers where possible – Cash tends to be a carrier for a variety of germs and bacteria, so we encourage customers to make use of contactless card payments where possible. We also advise against using reusable coffee cups and containers at this time as these can also act as a carrier for a variety of germs and bacteria. 
  • Food safety – All stallholders have adopted an increased vigilance with regard to food safety compliance. This is in addition to already existing requirements for traders to maintain high levels of sanitation for themselves and their stalls. 
  • Cafés and restaurants – Are now offering takeaway food and drinks only. Please take your food home with you to enjoy. 
  • Stay at home – If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please look after yourself and the wider community by resting at home.   

Come, shop for what you need, head home, and stay safe.  

For more information please contact us at 

Thank you to all our Market community for supporting us. We will get through this together.  

Our Events

In collaboration with our event partners, all upcoming events have been postponed or cancelled, including:   

  • Melbourne Food and Wine Festival: POSTPONED   
  • Sri Lankan Festival: POSTPONED   
  • Philippine Festival: POSTPONED   
  • Europa Night Market: CANCELLED     

If you have made any bookings for the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival we encourage you to contact them directly at    

For more information please contact us at 

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