The Big Design Trade, Melbourne 2021

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Meat Market

Corner Wreckyn Street & Courtney Street

(entry and registration via Wreckyn St)

North Melbourne, VIC 3051


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It is with heavy hearts that we announce the cancellation of The Big Design Trade 2020, which was scheduled for 30 July–1 August at Meat Market Melbourne. Our next event will now be held in July 2021 when we will once again come together with the retail community during Melbourne Gift Week.

The Big Design Trade is an industry-only event where retail buyers and industry professionals can source premium design products from across Australia and abroad. Register to attend in 2021.

Registration is free for all industry professionals and allows multiple day access to The Big Design Trade between 29 - 31 July 2021. To be fast-tracked when entering the show we strongly encourage visitors to pre-register.

Your ticket will be emailed to you once registration is complete and we will keep you updated with news in the lead up to the event - you can unsubscribe from these emails if you wish. At no time will we share contact information with third parties.

Non-industry visitors may attend alongside a registered professional on all three days of the event. The entry fee for non-industry visitors will be $20 per day, payable on arrival.



Thursday 29 July 2021 | 9am–5pm
Friday 30 July 2021 | 9am–5pm
Saturday 31 July 2021 | 9am–4pm


A free shuttle bus service will operate between Meat Market, North Melbourne and the Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton during show hours. The bus will depart from Meat Market (on Blackwood St) every half hour starting at 9:30am and Royal Exhibition Building (on Rathdowne St near the entrance to the Museum carpark) every half hour starting at 9:45am.



Can I attend the event multiple times in a day or on more than one day?

Yes, once you have registered you can enter and exit the event as many times as you wish across the three days.

Do I need to print my ticket?

Upon completing registration, you will be emailed both a mobile and printable paper ticket. You can either print your ticket or we can scan your mobile ticket from your phone when you enter the show.

Can I register my colleagues on their behalf?

Yes, you can register up to 10 attendees per application. All attendees must belong to the same business with the same ABN. You will be able to forward them a registration confirmation.

What identification do I need to show to prove my professional credentials?

We require all attendees to have an active ABN and we also suggest bringing a business card.

Does the name on my ticket or registration have to match the person who attends?

Yes, the registration must match the person attending. As the event is free to attend it is not essential to cancel your registration if you change your plans.

Can I update my registration information?

Yes, you can log in and update your information at any time up until the event.

Can I make direct purchases at the event?

No, exhibitors will only be taking wholesale orders at the event.

Can I bring my children?

This is an industry-only event, therefore, we request children do not attend.

Who will be exhibiting?

You can view the complete exhibitor list here.

What are my transport options to and from The Big Design Trade?

There are multiple transport options to and from the event including our free shuttle bus that will run between Meat Market and the Royal Exhibition Building every 30 minutes from 9:30am outside Meat Market. The bus will depart from the exit of The Big Design Trade, located on Blackwood Street to deliver you to the Royal Exhibition Building. If boarding the bus at the Royal Exhibition Building you will be dropped off at the entrance to The Big Design Trade, located on Wreckyn Street. For detailed transport options please refer to our website.

Is the event wheelchair accessible?

Yes, the event is located on the ground floor and is wheelchair accessible.

How can I contact the organiser?

If you have any questions please contact our team via

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