Market Closures

From time to time the Ballarat Showgrounds are not available to the Ballarat Market and the market cannot run as usual on a Sunday.  

The only planned  closure of the market for the remainder of 2019 is for the Ballarat Show on the 10th November 2019.

On the 23rd June 2019 the North (cattle) pavilion will be hosting the Alpacca Show and so will not be available to the Ballarat Market.

The rest of the market will operate as usual.

The Ballarat Market committee trusts that this will not cause undue inconvenience but if you have any questions please contact us.


Formation of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South

The Rotary Club of ballarat South was chartered on 31st July 1967.

The Grand Opening of The Trash 'n' Trivia market

On the 18th November 1979 the gates opened for the first Trash 'n' Trivia market with four stalls.

The market is a success

At the end of the first Rotary year of operation the market had 36 stall holders and raised over $3500 for community projects. The future of the market looked rosy.

Rebranding of Trash 'n' Trivia

The market had become so much more than Trash 'n' Trivia so in xxxxxx the market was re-branded to "The Ballarat Market"

The Ballarat Market continues to change

Many thousands of people visit the market each year to pick up bargains and hard to get items. The Market is a also place to socialise and is a Sunday morning outing for many.   The market has changed over the years and will continue to do so as shopping habits change. The emphais of the market will be on items not easily sourced elsewhere, fresh produce, plants, etc., and will not forget its genesis as the Trash 'n' Trivia market.