CANBERRA'S SUNDAY BEST
OPEN EVERY SUNDAY FROM 10AM - 4PM

News

After 21 years markets’ owners pass the baton for the next chapter

9 May, 2016

Former Old Bus Depot Markets directors, Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting.After 21 years (it would have been 22 years in September!), the markets are hitting the next chapter in their long Canberra history as the current owners, Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting, have sold the business to new owners, effective immediately.

“After 21 years managing Canberra’s favourite Sunday markets, it’s time for Morna and myself to move over and let someone else take the reins to help steer the markets well into the future,” said Old Bus Depot Markets’ former Director, Diane Hinds.

The markets will now be managed by Iconic Markets and Events Pty Ltd, headed up by Managing Director, Anthony Niravong. Diane and Morna played a large part in personally selecting the new owner and feel he is the right fit for the markets.

“Iconic will maintain everything that the markets are, and will continue their focus on Australian made, hand crafted and premium products. We want to ensure that the markets continue to be recognised locally, regionally and internationally as Canberra’s much-loved, tourism-award winning markets,” said Anthony.

Anthony is a Canberra local. Coming from a Lao and Thai speaking family with Chinese heritage, he has studied and lived in Canberra since 2004, and has a strong 20+ year history in hospitality and retail.

What now for Diane and Morna? Well, they’re off for a long, hard-earned break and to kick their heels up and reflect on what they’ve built over the years.

“It’s a fond farewell from us. We are truly blessed to have built up Canberra’s favourite Sunday markets, to show off the talents of many local and regional craftspeople and foodies each week for 21 years, and for the many beautiful friendships we’ve made along the way,” said Old Bus Depot Markets’ former Director, Morna Whiting.

What's on

  • Today

    Themed Sunday: Collectable Sunday

    Fancy yourself as a collector? On the fourth Sunday of the month, we highlight collectables – anything from records, to furniture and antiques. If it’s worth collecting, you’ll find it here.
  • 4 Jun

    Themed Sunday: Multicultural Sunday

    Love experiencing different cultures? On the first Sunday of the month we add a touch of international 'flavour' to the markets. It’s like touring the world without leaving the markets.
See more events

Market news

  • REMINDER: Two huge days of wool this month
    A reminder that this month’s A Celebration of Wool will be held over two HUGE days - Saturday 20 May AND Sunday 21 May. That’s two big days full of talented craftspeople from Canberra the region and interstate coming to create, demonstrate and sell Australia’s favourite fibre.
  • Click go the shears at the Markets
    We’re bringing a little bit of the country, and one of the country’s best in sheep shearing, to the markets for A Celebration of Wool Catch live sheep shearing demonstrations from award-winning shearer, Ian Elkins, on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May.
Read more market news

Our location

Our location

 

Office hours
Tuesday to Thursday 9am to 5pm

Contact
02 6295 3331
PO Box 4183 Kingston ACT 2604

Location

21 Wentworth Ave Kingston ACT 2604

STALLHOLDER AREA
Winner
Australian
Tourism Awards
Hall of fame
Winner
Tourism Retailing
2003-2005 Australian
Tourism Awards