Information for visitors


The Big Design Trade 2021 scheduled for 29–31 July at Meat Market has been postponed and will return in 2022.

Buyers can place orders with our exhibitors for Spring/Summer 2021 via our online Exhibitor Catalogue. Sign up to our mailing list for access.

2022 Event details


Courtney Street, North Melbourne VIC. Google map »

Meat Market is an historic building located 1.2km from Melbourne’s CBD (12 minutes drive from the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre) and within 5km of all major venues.

Please be advised that the main entrance to The Big Design Trade is on Courtney Street. All visitors must register at the Courtney Street entrance.

meat market exterior


Free Uber service:
The Big Design Trade will provide complimentary Uber vouchers to chauffeur you between Meat Market and Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre on Saturday, 31 July

By public transport:
Tram 59 leaves from Melbourne's CBD on Elizabeth St, stopping at Royal Melbourne Hospital (stop 14) which is only a 3 minute walk from the venue.

By car:
On-street parking is limited so using one of the paid parking compounds near the venue is recommended. 

Wilson Parking – 5 Flemington Road Car Park is only a few minutes walk from the venue. Entry to the carpark is via 33 Bedford Street, North Melbourne. (Maximum vehicle height: 2m)


Early Bird: Entry between 6am – 10am and exit before 6pm: $16.00
Casual: Mon – Fri, 5+ hours (max 12 hour stay): $25.00
Weekend: Maximum stay 10 hours: $8.00 flat rate
This is a PAY AND DISPLAY only site.


Our approach to visitor safety is paramount. You can find more details about our safety and hygiene measures to enable a COVID-safe environment at our venue here.


Design is our first passion but food is definitely a close second, so we'll be bringing our favourite coffee, food and drinks to The Big Design TradeEarl Canteen will be serving their delicious fresh salads and sandwiches along with a selection of sweet treats, and Coffee Supreme will be keeping you caffeinated with coffee made to perfection.


The event is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.


A free wifi network is available to visitors. 


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