Newcastle City Markets - A Fresh Approach to Produce Newcastle City Markets - A Fresh Approach to Produce

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About Us

Newcastle City Markets is one of two central markets operated in NSW, and is a prime distribution and marketing facility for fruit and vegetables. We service a population of approximately 2 million people from the northern outskirts of Sydney, to areas as far north as Coffs Harbour and west to Dubbo.


Trading Floor

Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Market


No face to face sales from 9/8/21 until further notice


Newcastle Market changes to operations 6-8-21






(updated Friday 6/8/21 7.20am)




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COVID-19 - updated 27/6/21

COVID-19 restrictions now apply to regional NSW


  • Masks are compulsory in all indoor non-residential settings, including retail, shopping centres, offices, workplaces, and organised outdoor events


  • The 1 person per 4 square metre rule


Please supply your own face mask




To anyone who is looking for somewhere to store their caravan, Newcastle Markets at Sandgate is opening up some space within their secure grounds. There are 20 undercover spaces available for rent on a month to month agreement. If you are interested please contact the Newcastle Market office on 49 609 481 for details.

Public Trading

friday 9.30am

(unless public holiday)

(updated 31/3/21  3.00pm)


Bring your trolley, family & friends



** Social Distance



** Hand Sanitising stations available



** Practice good hygiene

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Our History

The colourful history of the markets began in a formal sense during the 1930’s when Newcastle saw the establishment of its first centralised market with wholesalers moving into a building in Steel Street, Newcastle. It was during this time that the Department of Agriculture began granting licenses to the wholesalers operating from the Steel Street location allowing them to operate as commission agents. This formalised the wholesalers role , and together with the advantages of operating in a central market environment encouraged growth both in terms of wholesalers number and the volume traded.

In 1972, the Markets were relocated to the central location of Sandgate NSW, where the Newcastle City Council had the current market complex purpose built. The Markets were owned by the Council until 1997 .


The Markets Today

Today the Markets are owned by a consortium of Newcastle market wholesalers and have become the first Australian central Market to be 100% owned by wholesalers.

Twelve wholesalers now operate within the market and supply a wide range of fruit and vegetables. Significant quantities of produce are consigned from various growing areas of Australia to provide year round, fresh, seasonal supply. Tropical produce arrives from northern NSW, Queensland, the Northern Territory and from overseas. We service the wholesale industry five mornings per week, with trading commencing in the early hours of the morning.

Also operating in the market are a number of businesses with processing and pre-packaging facilities which produce value-added fruit and vegetable convenience such as peeled and diced vegetables, salads , stir fry mixes.






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