Market Operation Suspended due to COVID-19 concerns

The Ballarat Market is currently suspended.

We have the health and wellbeing of all our visitors, volunteers, and stallholders as our primary concern .

The Ballarat market is pleased to see the Victorian Governments announcement of the 24th May that Non-food and drink market stalls to open as of 11:59pm 31st May.

The Ballarat Market has both outdoor and indoor areas and different restrictions apply to these areas.

The market management are working through all the published information to ensure that when the market opens it fully complies with all regulations. There will be enhanced measures to protect the stallholders, visitors and volunteers from COVID-19 and these will necessitate changes in the operation of the market.

We realise that there is economic and social loss to all due to the suspension of the Ballarat Market. Stall holders and visitors can rest assured that we are working hard to get the market open as soon as is practicable.

For updates on the situation please return to this website or the Ballarat Market Facebook Page, .

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.