Visiting the market – information
As a retail supporter of the Australian Made Campaign, you know that when you shop with us you are buying Australian made items. Each market is carefully curated and a full list of stallholders will be shown in our market line up one month before the event.
Food and drink
Our much-loved gourmet food hall will be back in Coorong pavilion, with a huge selection of food and drink options to satisfy your cravings. Whether you prefer sweet or savoury, a meal or snack – we have it all! Start your day with coffee, cold pressed juice and brunch, then return for lunch to sustain your afternoon shopping. Cleanse your palette with some gelato or sorbet then why not start all over again.
Stock your pantry and bar with all those handmade condiments and drinks you know and love. We have alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Discover new stallholders and graze your way around the food hall. We have seating in the mezzanine area if you want to escape and enjoy a quiet bite to eat.
Two day events –
Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm
Three day events –
Friday 5pm – 9pm
Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Entry to the market is FREE however please donate to our door greeters, Givit if you can on entry. All money collected goes to helping those in need in the ACT and region.
The venue is Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC) and Handmade can be found in the Budawang pavilion, Conference centre and Coorong pavilion. EPIC is on the corner of Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue in Mitchell.
Need help finding us? Please see below.
Toilets and baby change facilities
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 pavilions.
ATMs, Eftpos and credit card facilities
There are no longer ATMs available at our markets. The majority of designers at the event have EFTPOS & credit card facilities, cash is also accepted.
EPIC is accessibility-friendly with accessible facilities, including toilets and parking. All customers parking in an accessible parking space must have a valid permit clearly displayed at all times.
How to get there
From Sydney/ Majura
If you are travelling south along Northbourne Avenue (Federal Hwy), turn right at the set of traffic lights onto Flemington Road.
The main entrance (Gate 2) is located approximately 200 metres on your right (note there may be no right turn into the venue at various times of the day and during the staging of major events. Please follow signage if this is the case).
Alternatively, you can turn right at the first set of traffic lights located near the Service Station/McDonalds and enter through Gate 4.
From the city
If you are travelling north on Northbourne Ave (Federal Highway), turn left at the traffic lights onto Flemington Road. The main entrance (Gate 2) is located approximately 200 metres on your right (note there may be no right turn into the venue at various times of the day and during the staging of major events. Please follow all signage if this is the case).
Alternatively, you can continue to the second set of traffic lights located near the Service Station/McDonalds. Turn left onto Stirling Avenue and enter through Gate 4.
Parking is free.
Exhibition Park in Canberra has ample car parking available onsite for events, including designated car parks, building forecourts and grassed areas. Exhibition Park in Canberra has multiple accessible car parking spaces across the precinct and in close proximity to all major buildings. Please follow parking crew directions onsite.
There are a number of public bus routes that service EPIC.
For the latest timetable information, check the Transport Canberra website – http://www.transport.act.gov.au/
There is also a taxi pick-up and drop-off area located at the main entrance gates off Flemington Road. To contact Canberra Cabs, call 132227.
For entry to EPIC from the EPIC & Racecourse Light rail stop on Flemington Road walk towards Northbourne Avenue and cross with the traffic lights at Gate 2. Light rail will be will be operational during each day of the event.
Visit the Transport Canberra website for further information.
ACTION Buses also operates chartered buses for events. To arrange chartered buses to Exhibition Park for your event, contact ACTION Buses directly or visit their website for further information – http://www.action.act.gov.au/About_ACTION/charter_a_bus.
To help keep our market as sustainable as possible, please bring your own shopping bags to the market or buy a reusable Handmade tote from reception. Try to avoid single-use plastics.
As much as we love your fur babies unfortunately ONLY service or assistance dogs are allowed inside the venue whilst The Handmade market is on.
What’s on in Canberra?
Why not make the most of your market visit by staying the entire weekend! Visit Canberra and add some of our award-winning restaurants, wineries or attractions to your weekend list.
How is Handmade COVID safe?
We’re committed to hosting a safe event, and we hope you’ll help us out. Entry to The handmade Market will require you to check in using the Check in CBR app.
Please don’t attend the event if you feel unwell or are showing symptoms of COVID-19, which include fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath and a runny or blocked nose.
For current COVID-19 information, please visit covid-19.act.gov.au