Olive Tree is more than a market! We are a meeting place, a vibrant space with a festival atmosphere, a place to meet with family and friends to feast on street food, and discover the best live local music.

Olive Tree is committed to providing a place where artists can interact with their contemporaries and the wider public, sell their work without large overheads, and come together as a community.

Civic Park

The Olive Tree Market showcases over 130 artists, designers, gourmet artisan producers, and delicious street food vendors, on the first Saturday of the month in the beautiful outdoor setting of Civic Park. We pop-up more over Summer, with markets on the first and third, Saturday’s of the month.

Gather with family and friends, explore the market, meet the makers and take home beautifully created handmade goods.

Although we are currently taking a break from ‘in real life’ markets (due to COVID-19) we have created a series of Virtual market days so you can keep connected and continue to support the creative community that we know you love!

We will announce our upcoming dates and return to our physical market home in Civic Park as soon as we can!

Upcoming dates

December 19th, 9am-3pm, TBC

 

Location

Civic Park
Cnr King & Darby Street
Newcastle NSW 2300

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We always encourage locals to keep our city green and walk, ride or take public transport into the city.

Train
Coming by Train? Take the lightrail from the Newcastle Interchange. All time table information can be found at Newcastle Transport Alight at the Civic light rail stop, which is the closest station to Civic Park.

Driving
If you are driving, the NCC Mall Car Park92 King St, offers FREE parking on dates of The Olive Tree Market, its a quick 10 minute walk from Civic Park.

The closest car park is at the Civic West Car Park, entrance Gibson Street. Its a quick 3-5 minute walk and has flat rate parking for $6.50. Harbour Park Car Park has flat rate $5.

The majority of our stallholders accept EFTPOS and cash. We always recommend that visitors do bring some cash as some stallholders, particularly emerging creatives, operate on a cash only basis.

The closest ATM is quick 2 minute walk at 365 Hunter St.

We love to see fantastic images taken by our visitors to The Olive Tree Market!

Make sure to hashtag #theolivetreemarket when sharing your photos on social media.

There is an amenities/ toilet block located in the centre of Civic Park. There are also two portable toilets on the male side of the amenities blocal.

If you require assistance, or information at The Olive Tree Market, the Olive Tree Market Site Office is found in the centre of the market- opposite the Main Music Stage.

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Virtual Market

The Olive Tree Market has been one of the strongest creative industry incubators, and drivers of social, cultural, and economic innovation for Newcastle’s creative community for over 12 years.

COVID-19 meant we had to think differently about markets, and adapt to support our community in new ways.  In May and October of this year we took The Olive Tree Market online. We brought our makers directly to the homes of our local supporters. It also meant that the many tourists and visitors who would usually visit Newcastle on market days, could still experience and enjoy The Olive Tree Market.

We have had two fantastic successful virtual markets, and we are deeply grateful for the support and encouragement we have received! We have been amazed by how many customers have supported our artists, makers, and designers, from all around Australia, and beyond!

With this newly developed initiative, in our drastically changed world, we wanted to create as much of our usual market experience as possible in the online space. We’ve been inspired to create something exciting and new. A platform which we can develop, grow, and build on in the future.

The Virtual Olive Tree Market offers our supporters a second purchasing and participatory platform, so you can interact, learn from, and support local creatives in new ways during the recovery phase of COVID-19 and beyond.

For our creative community we are able to bring your businesses to a large, engaged customer base who loves supporting local and handmade!

We can’t wait to share this journey with you! 

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Maitland

The Olive Tree Market and Maitland Regional Art Gallery established a successful partnership in 2015 with the aim of bringing further creative art and design based events to Maitland.

As the leading dedicated contemporary art and design market in Newcastle, and The Hunter, The Olive Tree Market was perfectly placed to bring a program of carefully curated markets to the award winning regional gallery. Each event features a unique collective of Olive Tree Market makers, creators, and food stalls in the stunning grounds of Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

Meet with family and friends, explore the market, meet the makers, take home unique handmade goods, feast on street food, take in the sounds of live music performances by independent musicians, and then discover the amazing gallery.

Upcoming dates

Olive Tree operates quarterly at MRAG.

Upcoming dates are TBC due to COVID-19.

Location

Maitland Regional Art Gallery
230 High Street
Maitland NSW 2320

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We always encourage locals to keep Maitland green and walk, ride or take public transport into the event.

Train
Coming by Train? Maitland is an easy 30 minute train ride from Newcastle, and closer still from surrounding areas of Maitland. Maitland Station is an east 3 minute walk from Maitland Regional Art Gallery. All time table information can be found at Newcastle Transport.

Driving and Parking
Maitland is a 30-40 minute drive from Newcastle and a 2hr drive from Sydney.

There is parking at the rear of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery, entrance James Street, as well as extensive parking in the surrounding streets.​

The majority of our stallholders accept EFTPOS and cash. However, we always recommend that visitors do bring cash as some stallholders, particularly emerging creatives, operate on a cash only basis. The and the closest ATM is a 3 minute car drive.

We love to see fantastic images taken by our visitors to The Olive Tree Market!

Make sure to hashtag #theolivetreemarket when sharing your photos on social media.

There are extensive amenities, including disabled toilets, within Maitland Regional Art Gallery.

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