Ocean Street Market trial gets the green light!

The closure of Ocean Street, north and south, has been approved by Victoria MacKirdy, CEO City of Victor Harbor, under delegated authority to allow the Beachside Market Coordinators to facilitate an Ocean Street Market (trial) on Sunday 30 August 2020 in Ocean Street.

The purpose of the trial market is to allow the Beachside Market Coordinators to test the potential for the Beachside Market to be held regularly in Ocean Street over the winter months, to take shelter from the winds and cold weather experienced in their current location on the Esplanade.

If successful, the Ocean Street Market has significant potential to drive activity and vibrancy in Ocean Street during the winter months. Following the trial market, Council will be in contact to seek feedback from Ocean Street traders.

Road Closure Information

  • Ocean Street will be closed on Sunday 30 August 2020 from 6am to 5pm to facilitate the market. Coral Street will remain open to traffic.
  • If sufficient stall holders are achieved, the market will take place on both the northern and southern ends of Ocean Street, starting with the southern end first.
  • Traffic management will be implemented by a qualified traffic management company, with additional support of trained community marshals during the set-up of the market.
  • Trader queries should be directed to Robert Cawood, Beachside Market.


Promotion of the Ocean Street Market (trial) will commence this weekend, with the regular scheduled Beachside Market on this Sunday at the Esplanade.


The Beachside Market currently operate under an approved COVID Safe Plan, and are working through the necessary COVID Safe Plan requirements related to the market taking place in Ocean Street. SAPOL are aware of the markets taking place in Ocean Street and have no concerns for it take place within their COVID Safe Plan arrangements.

Want to get involved?

Businesses or community groups wishing to get involved in the Ocean Street Market trial, as a stall holder or busker please contact:

Ocean Street Market trial gets the green light!

Robert Cawood Beachside Market Coordinator, on 0428 568 222
or visit the Beachside Market Facebook page

Any Ocean Street traders wishing to extend trading in front of their premises during the market will need to have an approved Outdoor Dining/Street Trading Permit from Council, if an existing one is not in place. Guidelines and application forms are available at https://www.victor.sa.gov.au/…/general-permits-and-licences

Traffic management plans and emergency services will be notified in due course.

Please contact Council’s Festivals and Events Officer, Stacey Richardson, on 8551 0500 (during business hours) if you require further information.

Picture:  Victor Harbor Beachside Market Coordinator Robert Cawood with Mayor Dr Moira Jenkins out consulting with Ocean Street traders.  A trial market in Ocean Street has received strong support from the business and local community. 

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