When is the Market open?
The Market is open every Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We are closed Monday and Wednesday and most gazetted public holidays. This includes: Australia Day, Anzac Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Melbourne Cup Day, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
When Christmas Eve or New Year’s Eve falls on a Monday or Wednesday, the Market will generally open due to popular demand. Unusual situations such as the Grand Final Day public holiday are determined on a case-by-case basis. All unusual circumstances will be announced on our trading hours page.
Can I bring my dog to the Market?
Dogs are ONLY permitted in Market Square if they are secured on a leash. Dogs are not permitted in any enclosed or covered produce areas of the Market. This includes the Deli Arcade, Bracher Arcade, Harvest Hall and The Essential Ingredient. Guide dogs or assistance dogs are excepted.
According to Australian Food Safety Regulations:
"It is the food business’s responsibility to manage live animals and pests in the food preparation and service area to ensure food and drink handled in the premises are safe for consumers. This includes not permitting live animals in areas in which food is handled."
To see the document containing this information, click here
How do I find out about upcoming events at the Market?
All event details are listed on the events page of our website.
Where can I park?
The Elizabeth Street Carpark at the rear of the Market is the most convenient place to park. The carpark is owned by Stonnington City Council and run by Care Parks Pty Ltd, for Council.
Access from Elizabeth Street & Lara Street
No. of spaces: 644 (over three levels)
0-1/2 hours: $1.00
1/2-1 hours: $2.50
1-2 hours: $3.50
2-3 hours: $5.50
3-4 hours: $7.50
4-5 hours: $9.50
5-6 hours: $11.50
7+ hours (max. rate): $15.50
Early Bird - Market Days: $9.50 (in before 10am)
Onsite Manager: ph. 03 9804 7384
Is there free parking nearby?
There is limited 15-minute free parking along Elizabeth Street. There are also one-hour spaces along Commercial Road, Chapel Street and Barry Street. All are regularly patrolled by Stonnington Traffic Management.
Do you have Market Bags available for sale?
Our Juteco Market Bags are beautifully designed and are available to buy for $5 from the Market Office.
I have been given Prahran Market Vouchers as a gift, where can I use them and do they expire?
Market Vouchers can be used at any of our stalls. Please note, change cannot be given so they must be redeemed at one stall. Market Vouchers have an expiry date on them; If you notice you have a voucher that is reaching its expiry date and are unable to use it within that time, please contact the Market Office on 03 8290 8220 to have it extended.
How do I purchase Market Vouchers?
You can purchase Market Vouchers in person at the Market Office or over the phone 03 8290 8220. Vouchers are available in denominations of $10, $20 and $50. If vouchers are purchased over the phone postage charges will apply.
I want to find out about the Market and its history. Do you offer tours?
We hold monthly Hidden Gem Foodie Tours which run for approximately 90 minutes and are packed full of delicious tastings, trader encounters and much more. To find out more about our tours, please visit our Tours page
We also have our Prahran Market 150 Year book available for sale, which makes a fantastic gift for any Market lover.
Do you have kids’ activities?
Every week we have regular activities for the kids. Visit our Events page to find out what’s on.
Is Prahran Market a non-smoking area?
The covered areas in the market are all smoke free. There are select areas in Market Square, away from our food outlets, where smoking is permitted. Please refer to signage on and around the tables.
Are any of the traders licensed?
Rumbles, Egnaro, Market Cafe and Wasshoi Bar & Grill are licensed. You must drink near or at the venue on the seating they provide due to strict licensing laws. If you are unsure where to sit, the trader you have purchased from will happily show you.
Who manages the multi level carpark in Elizabeth Street? I lost my pass and need to call someone.
The carpark is managed by CarePark; their number is 03 9804 7384. There is also an onsite caretaker in the booth located at the Elizabeth Street exit.
Are their disabled parking bays nearby?
There are 12 disabled parking bays in the Elizabeth Street carpark.
I have a mobility scooter; if my battery runs out, is there a power point I can use at the Market?
Yes, there are points in Market Square; please ask one of the traders to call the Market Office and someone will come and assist you with the setup.
Do you have parenting facilities in your Market?
We have a secure parenting room that is accessed via Market Square.
I am interested in applying for a permanent lease. How do I apply?
Please visit our leasing page and submit an inquiry.
I am interested in casual leasing at Prahran Market. How do I apply?
Please fill out an expression of interest form which is available for download on our leasing page.
I am looking for casual work, who do I talk to?
All traders manage their own staffing and recruitment. Please contact them individually to determine availability.
Can I give out promotional material and flyers at the Market?
Promotional material that hasn’t been created by Prahran Market Pty Ltd is not permitted to be handed out at any time.
How can I arrange a fundraising stall at the Market?
Fundraising stalls at Prahran Market are provided free of charge to local charities and select fundraising organisations. Please email management with information on your charity, the activity you would like to organise, your preferred dates and any other information that may be of benefit when assessing your application. Given the demand, we give preference to Stonnington based charities.
Do I need a permit to film or take photographs for commercial, student or promotional purposes at Prahran Market?
Yes, filming or photography at the Market for commercial, student or promotional purposes requires consent.
For all commercial filming and photography, we also charge a location fee. Please email your request to management to find out more..
How can I lodge a complaint?
We are only able to respond to complaints made in writing.
Please address your letter to:
Prahran Market Pty Ltd
Level 1, 163 Commercial Road
South Yarra 3141
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I return or exchange something I have bought?
You will need to contact the stallholder directly. If you do not recall the shop or stall name, please contact the Market Office on 8290 8220 or view our stall finder map .
My band would like to get a gig at Prahran Market, how can we do this?
We host bands in Market Square every Saturday and Sunday afternoon. If you would like to be considered for this program, please email management including a description of your band along with a link featuring a soundbite or video.
Can I busk at Prahran Market?
We have a number of locations within the Market that are suitable for buskers. If you would like to busk at the Market, please email management including your desired dates and times along with a link showcasing your work.
Do you have a lost property department?
Yes we do. If you have a lost property enquiry please contact the Market Office on 8290 8220.
Do you have a Community Noticeboard?
The Community Noticeboard is located at the Commercial Road entrance and can used by members of the local community. Please bring material up to the Market Office for approval prior to putting anything up.
Do you allow visits to Prahran Market by politicians, political candidates or campaigning local councillors?
Prahran Market is owned by the City of Stonnington and is apolitical. Any members for the area are welcome to visit and conduct a walk-through, but we do not permit electioneering and the handout of election material within the confines of the Market property. Any enquiries surrounding this should be made to the General Manager.
Is the Kitchen available to hire?
Yes. The Omega and Neil Perry Kitchen is available to hire. Click here for more information.