01 August 1969

Formation of the Rotary Club of Ballarat South

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

19 November 1979

The Grand Opening of the Trash ‘N’ Trivia Market

On the 19th November 1979 the gates opened for the first Trash ‘n’ Trivia market with four stalls.

30 June 1980

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.

03 May 1998


The market had become so much more than Trash ‘n’ Trivia so in 1998 the market was re-branded to “The Ballarat Market”

02 May 2017

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 emphasis 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.

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