The Future of the Rotary Sunday Markets

Sunday December 18th 2022 will mark a new era for Rotary’s commitment to the Batemans Bay Sunday Market.

This market was established as a monthly market back in 1989 by the Batemans Bay High School Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association who were keen to raise some funds for the newly established high school. In those days, stall holders parked around the school oval before dawn and welcomed visitors and locals alike when they came to browse. In 2011, the Batemans Bay Sunday Market moved to Corrigan’s Beach Reserve at Batehaven.

Twenty six years after it was established, our Rotary Club took over the Sunday Market and Marine Rescue Batemans Bay started a second market in the month at the same location. In recent years, the weather and covid has played havoc with the Sunday Market, resulting in the cancellation of more than half of the markets in the last three years.

Now, the Batemans Bay Sunday Market is back, bigger and better than ever and moving to the waterfront precinct in Batemans Bay. From December 18th, Rotary will be running the two markets in the month.

We are rebranding and rejuvenating the market (do you like our new logo?) and the markets will become our major community service project. All the regular favourite stalls plus a few fantastic new additions will be spread along the Clyde River from the boat shed up to the new bridge.

The Sunday Market is open from 9am to 1pm on the first and third Sunday of every month throughout the year. There is no charge for entry. Visitors to the market are asked to park in one of the many public car parks throughout Batemans Bay centre and walk down to the waterfront precinct to enjoy everything the market has to offer. Rotarians rostered to help are asked to park in the stall holder car park to the left of the roundabout in Clyde Street.

On Sunday 18th December the market will be officially opened by Federal Member Fiona Phillips and Mayor Matthew Hatcher after an Aboriginal Welcome to Country. We hope to see you there!