OzHarvest Market Waterloo

The Market is located 95 Wellington St, Waterloo. The Waterloo Market will be closed on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd April for the Easter long weekend. It will open as normal on Tuesday 6th April, 10am - 2pm.

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OzHarvest Market Waterloo

The Market is located 95 Wellington St, Waterloo. The Waterloo Market will be closed on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd April for the Easter long weekend. It will open as normal on Tuesday 6th April, 10am - 2pm.

About the Market

In response to the rising need for food relief across Sydney and thanks to funding from the City of Sydney, the OzHarvest Market Waterloo opened in July 2020.

To ensure there is enough food for everyone, we ask customers to respect the “take what you need, give if you can” philosophy, whilst being guided by our volunteers. There is a limited number of items per customer to ensure food is fairly distributed throughout the community.

The OzHarvest Market Waterloo is open Tuesday to Saturday from 10am – 2pm. The Market will be closed on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd April for the Easter long weekend. It will open as normal on Tuesday 6th April, 10am – 2pm.

During COVID-19, social distancing rules apply and we ask customers to wear a mask on entry. Hand sanitiser and temperature checks are also available. We encourage customers to assist with contact tracing by checking-in before entering the market.


Market Club

The Market Club is our new membership system, unique to the OzHarvest Market. It was funded by the City of Sydney to help us get to know our customers better so we can make their shopping experience special and memorable, and make them feel part of our yellow family.

On your next visit to the Market, one of our friendly volunteers will invite you to join the Market Club. We’d like to know your name, primary language spoken and a contact detail, so we can serve you better. Our volunteers will set you up with your very own personalised membership card that has a unique QR code printed on the back. When you next visit, simply scan your Market Club card at the entrance and away you go! Terms & Conditions.

Market Club FAQs

Individual Volunteering

The Market is powered by our yellow army of volunteers. We are always looking for people who can commit to a recurring weekly shift, any day Tuesday to Saturday.

Roles during your volunteer shifts could include:

  • Setup of market; filling shelves, organising food donations and hampers to take away 
  • Serving market customers alongside OzHarvest staff
  • Assisting to pack down at the end of the day 

Learn More

Corporate team volunteering

This is a truly unique team opportunity to become a part of our volunteer family for a day; helping to replenish shelves, chat with patrons, and provide customer service to the market’s 200+ daily customers. You will see first hand the community that has been built around this innovative space.

Click below to read more about the team building activity!
Times required: Wednesday to Friday, from 8:30am to 2:30pm
Group size: Teams of up to 4 people per day

Book here

OzHarvest Market Waterloo FAQs

Tuesday to Saturday – open from 10am – 2pm.

The Waterloo Market will be closed on Friday 2nd & Saturday 3rd April for the Easter long weekend. It will open as normal on Tuesday 6th April, 10am – 2pm.

As this is a free community initiative, we would love to be able to provide nourishment and food to as many people in need as possible in the Waterloo community as well as people from outside of Waterloo.

We ask that customers please respect our philosophy of taking what you need and giving if you can, and access the Market one day, out of the four opening days to be able to share food with others.

OzHarvest is a charitable organisation that depends on the generosity of donors and partners to be able to Nourish Our Country. We thank you for respecting our values to share with others in the community

During Covid, we would like to manage health and safety of our customers and therefore we will be offering hampers for pick up similar to those we have distributed at OzHarvest’s Pop Up Hamper Hubs – containing dry goods and staples like rice, pasta, oats, milk and canned foods plus some fresh fruit and veg.

If you choose to walk through, you will experience “shopping” at the Market with our volunteers guiding you through our unique OzHarvest Market experience. There will be a limited number of items per customer to ensure food is fairly distributed throughout the course of the four days.

There will likely be a wait to access the Market, we ask for your patience.

Thanks to City of Sydney funding, we will be ordering purchased food based on the needs of the community. The food will be free and there will be a limit per person on how many items can be accessed. The food will transition to a food rescue model once funding has run out, which could offer a less consistent supply of food.

There will be a range of dry goods and staples like pasta, rice, muesli, oats, milk, canned foods, fresh fruit, vegetables, cooked meals and some drinks.

To share the love, we will provide a limit on the number of items and our volunteers are there to assist.

To share the love with all our customers and clientele, there is no need to come early in the morning to line up, as there will be food available from 10 – 2pm across Tuesday to Saturday. Each customer will be able to access a bag of food that can last about 1 week.

Yes please! Our OzHarvest Market is a plastic-bag free store, and we don’t have bags for sale, so you must bring your own bag each time to take your fresh food home.

Our amazing yellow army of volunteers will be able to assist you in your shop through a deli style system. Simply ask what produce you would like and they will be there to assist you in filling your bag. In order to adhere to food safety standards, our volunteers will be wearing gloves to handle the food.

For your first visit to the market, please bring a form of ID that has your name and your photo on it so we can sign you up with your new membership card. After your first visit, you will only need to bring your membership card with you to access the market.

The Waterloo Market is a collaboration by the City of Sydney and OzHarvest working closely with the Waterloo Community. It is supported by NSW Land and Housing. The service is for Waterloo and surrounding residents as well as people from other communities finding themselves in hardship and who may need access to food relief.

We welcome all people from all backgrounds and from different communities to visit the OzHarvest Market in Waterloo.

Redfern Train Station is the closest station.

Market Club FAQs

The Market Club is our new membership system, unique to the OzHarvest Market. It was funded by the City of Sydney to help us get to know our customers better so we can make their shopping experience special and memorable, and make them feel part of our yellow family.

On your next visit to the Market, one of our friendly volunteers will invite you to join the Market Club. We’d like to know your name, primary language spoken and a contact detail, so we can serve you better. Our volunteers will set you up with your very own personalised membership card that has a unique QR code printed on the back. When you next visit, simply scan your Market Club card at the entrance and away you go!

In addition to your personalised membership card, you will receive a special OzHarvest present on your birthday. The Market Club community also has access to our upcoming events and workshops. Make sure to keep an eye on the digital community noticeboard at the front of the Market for updates!

Follow OzHarvest Market Facebook page.

No, anyone can access food at the Waterloo Market. We would love for you to be part of this very special club so you can get the full benefits of the Market. If you have any concerns about joining the Market Club, then our lovely managers are always available to have a chat and to understand how we can make your experience more comfortable. We are always here to help!

We want to make sure that your profile remains unique to you. To help us do that, we are asking for your phone number or email address, but don’t worry, this isn’t used for any marketing or communication purposes. If you’re interested in learning more about what we do with this information, you can have a read of our Market Club Terms and Conditions and Data Collection Notice, found here.

That’s okay! Just let our friendly volunteers at the front of the shop know. They’ll make sure you can come in and grab whatever you need. If you lose your card, just let one of our volunteers or the manager know, and we’ll set you up with a brand-new one, complete with your name printed on the front.

Our new digital Community Noticeboard located directly in front of the Market provides real-time updates on any upcoming events, special news, workshops, closures and community days. It will also display updates from other local organisations so you can keep in the loop with community news. If you want to keep in touch online, then ‘Like’ our Waterloo Market Facebook page to see updates in your Feed: Follow OzHarvest Market Facebook page.

Our managers can assist people who are unable to come to the Market themselves, so have a chat to them to find out how we can best help you.

On your next visit to the Market, just let our lovely volunteers at the entrance know that you want to update some details, and they’ll do it there for you on the spot! If you can’t make it in and would prefer to do it online, then send us an email with what you need to: [email protected] This also applies to membership cancellations – we will be sad to see you go!