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FAQs

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.

Unusual Circumstances:
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. Management reserves the right to remove any animal.

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)

CASUAL PARKING

 

 

 

 

 

 

0-0.5 hours

$1.40

0.5-1 hour

$2.90

1-2 hours

$3.90

2-3 hours

$6.30

3-4 hours

$8.50

4-5 hours

$11.10

5-6 hours

$13.20

6-7 hours (max.)

$17.80

Onsite Manager: ph. 9926 6662

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 $7.50 from the Market Office. We also have colourful totes made out of recycled material that are available for $4.50.

I HAVE BEEN GIVEN A PRAHRAN MARKET MONEY GIFT CARD, WHERE CAN I USE THEM AND DO THEY EXPIRE?

Our Market Money EFTPOS cards can be used at most of our stalls (currently Whisked, Stir the Pot, the Falafel Man and Anatolia Gozleme Kitchen are the only ones NOT part of the program). Market Vouchers have an expiry date on them; it is 36 months from the purchase date. 

HOW DO I PURCHASE MARKET MONDY CARDS?

You can purchase Market MONEY cards in person at the Market Office or over the phone 03 8290 8220. You nominate the amount, between $10 and $1000.   If vouchers are purchased over the phone postage charges will apply.

 

The cards have an additional charge of $3 added on them. 

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 whole market is a smoke-free area. 

ARE ANY OF THE TRADERS LICENSED?

Wasshoi Bar & Grill and Maker & Monger 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 9926 6662. 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.

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.

Mail
Please address your letter to:
Market Management
Prahran Market Pty Ltd
Level 1, 163 Commercial Road
South Yarra 3141

Email
Please email management@prahranmarket.com.au

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. You may be asked to audition. 

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 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 with management's prior consent, 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.

DO YOU ALLOW SURVEYS TO BE TAKEN AT THE MARKET?

Consent from management is also required for any form of survey taking, canvassing, polling, donation seeking etc. 

IS THE KITCHEN AVAILABLE TO HIRE?

Yes.  The Demonstration Kitchen is available to hire.   Click here for more information. 

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