For those in the east of Melbourne, there is no bigger second-hand market than the Dandenong Trash & Treasure Market. Located on the grounds of a drive-in, the market has hundreds of sellers selling an amazing variety of items.
To get the first chance at the bargains, line up before the market opens at 8:00 in the morning. The market closes some time in the afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00.
Items available at the Dandenong Trash & Treasure Market include second-hand and new products, fresh produce picked from nearby farms, plants and flowers for the garden, pets and there is also hot food from food vans located around the market.
The entry costs for the market are $1.40 for adults, $0.80 for pensioners and children under fifteen years of age are admitted free. Car parking is free on the market site.
The address of the Dandenong Trash & Treasure Market is 115 South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South. It is located at the Lunar Drive-In. To the north the South Gippsland Highway connects with the Princes Highway and to the south it joins the South Gippsland Freeway. Some will drive to the market along the East Link toll road, and exit at Greens Road or the Dandenong Southern Bypass.
The industrial area around Dandenong South where the market is located also has various factory outlets and stores. Large Roth Newton, A-Mart, Harvey Norman furniture stores nearby. A short drive north is the centre of the City of Dandenong with its many shops, several malls as well as Dandenong Market. There are also shops to visit in the Narre Warren area.