Welcome to the Whittlesea Monday Market. Unfortunately due to COVID-19 and the current lockdown, we are temporarily closed. We will reopen as soon as the restrictions are lifted and it is safe for everyone. Usually, we are open every Monday - 8 am to 1 pm at the Whittlesea Showgrounds - rain, hail or shine. The Market is a true community market and is operated by volunteers and has become a meeting place for locals, visitors and families. It is close to the city of Melbourne, with a friendly country atmosphere and on school and public holidays we have an animal farm and pony rides for the kids. The furry family is welcome also - if on a lead at all times, well behaved and can socialise with others. The Whittlesea Monday Market originally started in Mernda in 1888 with local farmers, driving their stock for sale by horseback. Due to the urban sprawl, the market then moved to the present site at the Whittlesea Showgrounds in July 2012. It has approximately 120 plus stalls (lots more on a public holiday) selling a wide range of products including fresh fruit and vegetables, plants and gardening advice, toys, artisan breads, honey, eggs, clothing, workwear, tools, stock feeds and farm supplies, antiques and vintage collectables, bric-a-brac and more. Free parking available.