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  • WELCOME

    Handmade is held over a weekend in March, May, July, October and December each year, from 10am until 4pm both days (and on Friday from 5pm – 9pm in December). The venue is Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and Handmade can be found in the Budawang and Coorong Buildings with entry through the Conference Centre entrance between them. Exhibition Park in Canberra is on the corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue in Mitchell.

    On this page, you will find the answers to your questions and details about facilities at EPIC and how to get here. There is access to the Handmade Directory of all the designers and producers attending the next market, and over the market weekend, there will be a floorplan so you can find the stalls you’re looking for.

    We hope that you enjoy your visit and if there’s anything we can help you with, please come and find us at the reception desk between the two halls.

ENTRY FEE

There is NO entry fee, although a donation to one of our local charities would be appreciated. At each market, we have a different door greeter, collecting a local cause. Our lovely charities do an amazing job in the community. Please support them if you can with a gold coin donation.

ATMS, EFTPOS & CREDIT CARD FACILITIES

There are two ATMs located inside the Budawang Building and two in the Coorong Building during the Handmade Market. They are empty overnight. The vast majority of designers at the event have EFTPOS & credit card facilities.

TOILETS & BABY CHANGE

Public toilets are located in the foyer of the main entrance to the EPIC Conference Centre, at two places in the Budawang Building and also in the Coorong Building. Baby change facilities are available in the Budawang and Coorong buildings.

FOOD & DRINK

There is a gourmet food hall in the Coorong Building, with a wide selection of food and drink options, including hot food, cold drinks, wine, barista coffee and lots of seating. In the Budawang Building there is a café with a barista serving great coffee and seating.

PARKING

There is loads of free parking available on site. Access is best from Morisset and Sterling Avenue and parking marshals will direct you to the available parking at the arena. Disabled parking is directly outside the Budawang Building.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

ACTION Bus Services are available near EPIC’s main entrance, on Flemington Road. For information on timetables and destinations, please visit action.act.gov.au.

DISABLED ACCESS

Disabled access is provided via the main entrance to the EPIC Conference Centre, along with the entrances to the Budawang and Coorong Buildings at EPIC. All of Handmade’s halls at EPIC have easy access from these entrances. Disabled parking is in front of the Budawang Building.

PETS AT THE MARKET

We welcome official service animals to Handmade, but because we have food on display, other pets are NOT PERMITTED.

MARKET DATES 2017 & 2018

  • 16 & 17SEPTEMBER 2017
  • 8*, 9 & 10DECEMBER 2017
  • 17 & 18MARCH 2018
  • 5 & 6MAY 2018
  • 28 & 29JULY 2018
  • 20 & 21OCTOBER 2018
  • 7*, 8 & 9DECEMBER 2018
  • *FRIDAY5PM - 9PM
  • SAT & SUN10AM - 4PM
  • ENTRY IS FREE

CONTACT HANDMADE

0402 247 532
market@handmadecanberra.com.au

HANDMADE CANBERRA’S AWARDS

HANDMADE CANBERRA’S AWARDS

  • 2014
  • FINALIST: CANBERRA BUSINESS POINT CREATIVE
  • DESIGN FINALIST: TELSTRA ACT MICRO BUSINESS AWARD
  • 2013
  • WINNER: CANBERRA BUISNESS POINT CREATIVE DESIGN
  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED RETAIL
  • WINNER” TESLTRA ACT START UP AWARD
  • FINALIST: TELSTRA STATE START UP AWARD
  • 2012
  • WINNER: CANBERRA BUSINESS POINT HIGH GROWTH
  • COMMENDATION: TOURISM SPECIALISED
  • RETAIL FINALIST: TELSTRA ACT START UP AWARD

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