Central Markets

As Queensland’s only central fruit and vegetable market, the Brisbane Produce Market is the State’s most important centre for the marketing and distribution of fresh fruit and vegetables.

It records annual trade in excess of 600,000 tonnes of produce valued at more than $1 billion.

Central Markets are situated throughout the world and offer a structured trading environment where all industry sectors are able to meet and collectively trade. In Australia there are six Central Markets,  including Brisbane, with the others located in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth and Newcastle.

They play a significant role within Australia’s horticulture industry as the major distribution point of the nation’s fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers. The majority of Australia’s fresh produce is either traded or transhipped through Australia’s Central Markets.

Central Markets provide a critical link within the industry involving growers, wholesalers, retailers, and associated industry groups.

The benefits of Central Markets are that they provide:

  • An efficient logistics and marketing solution that provides extensive exposure of produce to the greatest number of buyers.
  • Access to a large customer base in one location.
  • An ideal environment for developing business contacts and building relationships between all aspects of the industry’s supply chain.
  • An orderly trading environment.
  • Access to warehousing and storage facilities.
  • Access to industry suppliers, support organisations and services such as credit facilities and quality systems.·
  • A trading environment which provides a mechanism for determining prices based on the industry’s supply and demand ability.

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