COVID-19 Update: We’re Open

COVID-19 Update: We’re Open

Queen Vic Market is OPEN for fresh produce, specialty shopping and great eats. 

From this Thursday 29 October, the Market’s specialty retail shops and stalls, cafés and restaurants will reopen and all areas of the Market will be open. 

Come and rediscover Queen Victoria Market, shop locally and support our city’s small, family-run businesses. If you are unsure if you can travel to Queen Vic Market due to the current 25km restrictions, please click here to utilise the free mapping tool. 

All areas of the Market are open but please note the following: 

  • Cafes and restaurants open for seated indoor and outdoor service with a maximum 10 people per group, seating 1.5 metres from other groups.  
  • Specialty stalls are now located between A to F Sheds due to the restoration of J-M Sheds.
  • String Bean Alley will open on Sundays only. 

Trading Hours
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 but note that the Market will be CLOSED for Melbourne Cup Day on Tuesday 3 November. 

Shoppers can also enjoy FREE parking between 6am-9am or one hour FREE if you enter after 9am (on Market days).  

Face Masks
All shoppers (except children under 12) are required to wear a fitted face mask when visiting Queen Vic Market. All Market traders and their employees are also required to wear a mask.  Non-compliance means you will be required to leave the Market. Please do the right thing and help to keep our community safe. More info can be found here.  

Delivery or Collect 
Our Pre-order & Pickup service ensures a contactless way for locals to shop the Market without leaving their vehicles. Customers can pre-order fresh seafood, meat and poultry, fruit and vegetables, deli, eggs, bread, alcohol, tea, coffee and other specialty items from more than 50 Queen Vic Market traders. Items are then delivered to customers’ cars in the designated pickup zone on Queen Street (opposite  F Shed).  

Many of the Market’s food traders also offer a home delivery service. From cheese, dips and smallgoods; to poultry, fruit and veggie boxes, coffee beans and ready-made meals, customers can shop from many Market traders online and enjoy contactless home delivery.  

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

  • Follow the rules – When shopping you must stay within 25kms of your home.  
  • Enhanced measures on weekends – To maintain responsible social distancing and to help keep you comfortable, we will on occasions, limit the number of customers into our Meat & Fish Hall and Dairy Produce Hall on Saturdays and Sundays. 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.  
  • Wearing masks – All shoppers (except children under 12) will be required to wear a fitted face mask that covers the nose and mouth. Face shields, bandanas and scarves on their own do not meet these requirements. If you choose to wear a face shield, you must also wear a fitted face mask to meet the requirements. when visiting Queen Vic Market . 
  • 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 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.  
  • 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.  

If you are experiencing cold or flu-like symptoms, please look after yourself and the wider community by resting at home.    

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