Brisbane Markets recovers from devastating flooding

The Brisbane Markets was a victim of southern Queensland’s devastating flood emergency in late February and early March.

Inundated by flood waters which measured about one metre lower than the 2011 flood peak, the market community responded to the call of arms to clean up and make sure the facility reopened, with as little lost time as possible.

“The good news is that the impact to the Central Trading Area has been relatively minor,” Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) Chair, Anthony Kelly said at the time.

“We learned a lot from 2011.”

We have flood mitigation strategies and planning in place to allow BML to get the site back up and running as soon as possible. Brisbane Markets® is Queensland’s largest wholesale marketing and distribution hub for fresh fruit and vegetables.

More than 700 million kilograms of fresh produce passes through its gates annually, valued at over $2 billion.