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.
CARAVAN/VEHICLE STORAGE OPPORTUNITY
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.
*** UPDATE ***
Public Trading is back
Friday 2nd October 9.30am
(updated 22/09/20 1.30pm)
Bring your trolley, family & friends
** Social Distance
** Hand Sanitising stations available
** Practice good hygiene
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COVID-19 updated 28/5/20
Due to the escalation in the COVID-19 pandemic, Newcastle Markets will be making changes to the operations of the market.
Click on link Newcastle Markets rentry to market trading floor 2020
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
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.