South Melbourne Market is owned and operated by the City of Port Phillip, and managed by a Special Advisory Committee of the Port Phillip Council under the Local Government Act.

South Melbourne Market Committee

The South Melbourne Market Committee has the responsibility of overseeing the Market on behalf of Council. The Committee meets on a bi-monthly basis and meetings are open to the public. The Committee comprises of:

  • three independent members:
    • Jo Plummer (Chairperson)
    • Andrew Danson
    • Simon Talbot
  • two City of Port Phillip Councillors:
    • Mayor Marcus Pearl
    • Cr Heather Cunsolo
  • one non-voting senior officer of Council: Claire Stevens.

The independent members were all appointed following an open advertising and selection process from a large and highly qualified field of candidates. Each independent was required to demonstrate specific skills relevant to oversee the Market, as well as a strong local association and love of markets.

You can contact the Committee by email:

2022 Meeting Dates 

Due to the current increase in COVID-19 cases the 11 August Committee meeting will be  held online via Webex.

For those wishing to attend South Melbourne Market Committee meetings, the meetings are held at 6pm on:

  • Thursday 7 April 2022 - Council Chambers, St Kilda Town Hall
  • Thursday 9 June 2022 - Food Hall, South Melbourne Market
  • Thursday 11 August 2022 - Online via Webex
    • To Join meeting click here.
    • Meeting password: SMM11Aug22
  • Wednesday 5 October 2022 - Food Hall, South Melbourne Market
  • Thursday 8 December 2022 - Food Hall, South Melbourne Market

If you wish to ask a question or make a public comment at a South Melbourne Market Committee Meeting, please submit using the form below. Questions must be submitted by 4pm on the day of the meeting; questions submitted after this time may not be addressed.

Annual Report 2020 -21

The Annual Report 2020-21 for the Market has been adopted by Council.

Strategic Plan 2021-25 Summary

The South Melbourne Market Strategic Plan 2021-25 was endorsed by the City of Port Phillip on 16 June 2021.

Market Mix Policy and Five Year Market Mix Strategy

South Melbourne Market has cemented itself as a unique village experience seen nowhere else across Melbourne and Australia. It is an urban food forest full of quirky and playful characters and art.

This Market Mix Policy and Five Year Market Mix Strategy (PDF 466 KB) has been developed to ensure the Market stays relevant to the community and remains one of Melbourne’s favourite markets.

A wide range of research studies have been reviewed in the development of this policy and strategy which is summarised in this document for the community.

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