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Maldon Market

Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, Maldon Market

Come and support local producers and artisans!

The Maldon Market is a monthly Sunday market for lovers of hand-grown produce, homemade food and gorgeous hand-made artisan wares. Held at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on the second Sunday of the month.

The market will operate from 9am until 1.30pm, leaving plenty of time to explore the township, a short stroll from the market. The market will be open rain, hail or shine (we know you marketgoers are a hardy mob), unless the day is given a Code Red bushfire danger rating.

Market dates:

10 December, 2023

11 February, 2024

10 March,2024

14 April, 2024

12 May,2024

9 June, 2024

14 July, 2024

11 August, 2024

8 September, 2024

13 October, 2024

10 November, 2024

8 December, 2024

The Maldon Market features specially selected stall holders from the creative and fertile heart of Victoria, as well as emerging Melbourne talent. 
 
From soap to soup, fruit to furniture, plants to pants, jewellery to jumpers, the Maldon Market has something for everyone. With a passion for grassroots creativity and quality products, the Maldon Market provides visitors the chance to meet the dedicated makers, bakers, sewers and growers behind the exciting range of things the market has on offer. 

Located in the historic goldfields region between Castlemaine and Bendigo, Maldon provides a peaceful country market atmosphere that the whole family will love. Spend the morning at the market and the afternoon in the town and you will have the perfect day trip to Australia's first National Trust classified town. Better still, come on Saturday and stay in some of the quirky, quaint or simply beautiful accommodation and make a weekend of it!

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Getting Here

Maldon is one of Victoria’s truly beautiful tourist towns and the market provides another good reason for visiting one of Australia’s most historical places.  Find out what Maldon has an offer via Maldon Inc.
The Market is located at the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre (cnr Church & Edwards St), a stone's throw from historic Main St so buy your fresh coffee and delicious snack and enjoy the wonderful variety of stalls on offer at Maldon Market: Hand Made, Home Grown. 
 
Travelling to Maldon from Melbourne:

By train: the nearest train station is in Castlemaine, 15km away.
From Castlemaine there is a bus service that runs to Maldon.
Or take the kids from Castlemaine to Maldon on the historic Victorian Goldfields Railway steam train (http://www.vgr.com.au/timetable.php).
 
By road: From Melbourne via the Calder Highway, exit to Maldon along Fogarty's Gap Road. There is ample free parking in surrounding streets.
For all enquiries about the Maldon Market, please email market@maldonnc.org.au or call the Market Coordinator,
Lynn McShanag on 0493 368 443 or call the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre on (03) 5475 2093
Become a Stallholder

​Some basic criteria have been developed to help achieve the goals and objectives that have been set for the Maldon Market by the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre. This selection criteria will help you to decide whether or not the Maldon market is appropriate for you and your products or produce.

As well as the quality of stall holder, the mix and diversity of stalls at the market is crucial. For this reason, in any given month, stall holders will be selected so that an appropriate range and mix of food and products are on offer. This will benefit everyone.
The final decision on selection of stall holders is at the discretion of the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre and in the event of an unsuccessful application, only limited discussion will be entered into.

Stall holders who meet the below selection criteria will be given preference for participation at the Maldon Market. The more criteria that an individual stall holder meets, the stronger their application will be considered. 
 

For Growers:
  • Fresh produce sold by the person/people who grew it

  • Growers from Maldon and surrounding townships

  • Growers providing seasonal produce

For ready to eat food related vendors: 
  • Use of locally grown or sourced ingredients

  • From Maldon and surrounding townships

  • Appropriate food handling certificates

  • Self sufficiency of the vendor including own source of electricity

For Makers:
  • Products that have a strong hand made or hand worked component

  • High level of personal involvement in the design, creation, production of the product

  • Products that are unique and made in Australia

Fundraising
The Maldon Market is run by the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre.
 
Another community group collects the gold coin and runs the sausage sizzle each month, there is also the opportunity to have a market stall site. We want our community to benefit from the market - not just economically - but for residents to feel a sense of pride and connection to the market.
 
If your local community groups would like to use the Maldon Market as a fundraising platfrom, please complete the Application Form and send it back to the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, 1 Church St Maldon 3463.

Please read the Guidelines prior to applying.
Community groups will have their name drawn using a ballot system and will be allocated a month.
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How to Apply

We are delighted that you are interested in joining the Maldon Market.

Maldon is a truly special town with the most intact historical streetscapes in Victoria. The Maldon Market is a short stroll from the historic shops in a lovely country setting, adjacent to gardens for market visitors to enjoy.

Please download and complete the Stallholder Application Form that is right for your business and submit it by email to market@maldonnc.org.au or mail it to the Maldon Neighbourhood Centre, Cnr Church and Edwards Streets, Maldon, Vic, 3463.

Your application will be considered by the Maldon Market Working Group who meet every few weeks. 
We will contact you as soon as we have evaluated your application.

Market Rules for Stallholders

To keep the Maldon Market fabulous and make sure that each month is a pleasant and safe working environment for you and our visitors, we have established some general market rules.

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