Markets Down Under

Welcome to Markets Down Under

Markets Down Under is a highly successful convenor and promoter of public events. Its Directors. Kerry & Terri Askew and Chantal Bryan have convened award-winning public marketplaces since 1985 in Victoria, NSW and now Queensland.

They have convened the like of Home Shows and Trade Fairs and have even diversified into the promotion of International Prize Fights in partnership with the late and great Jack Rennie, the master trainer of World Champion Lionel Rose.

In recent times Markets Down Under, through personal initiative, has been successful in convening and managing Street Food Markets from premier venues such as the Emerald Lakes complex and the iconic Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary.



Operating Hours: Fridays 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Sanctuary Markets is located at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, on the Village Green (on the corner of Tomewin St & Teemangum St)


Feeding time at the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary took on a new meaning with the introduction of an International Street Food Market on September 5, 2014.

The Market operates on The Village Green of the Sanctuary and incorporates a variety of delicious and affordable International Foods, such as Thai, Vietnamese, Japanese, Brazilian, Turkish, Greek, Portuguese, Indian, Hawaiian, and much more. The Market also has an extraordinary Vegan stall. Food can be eaten on site within the air-conditioned comfort of the Dining Room/Community Decking, or as a takeaway meal.

  • The venue is fully licensed with the Sanctuary operating the bar and features Burleigh Brewery’s boutique beers and “REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT” Cocktails.
  • Musical entertainment is also another feature of the Market and showcases the talent of local musicians.
  • The Market is very family orientated and any funds the Sanctuary generates go back towards its operation and, in particular, its Wildlife Animal Hospital.
  • Free entry to the Market and free off-street Sanctuary car parking is available.



Operating Hours: Thursday 3:00pm to 7:00pm
The Boulevard, Emerald Lakes, Carrara (next to Emmanuel College in Birmingham Road)

The Emerald Lakes Twilight Market, renowned for showcasing fine food inspired by tastes from around the World has added even more to the European experience with the Village Centre on The Boulevard now the location of the Market.

Terri Askew, the licensee of the Emerald Lakes Gourmet Food Market, is excited about the shopping experience and support to surrounding businesses that the new market location has offered.  ”I am thrilled to have had the opportunity to move the Market from the lakeside to The Boulevard main street of the awe-inspiring Emerald Lakes complex.  The Market at Emerald Lakes has always been a popular attraction and The Boulevard has been a wonderful experience for shoppers and is proving to be a benefit to the other businesses on site, such as the Indian and Greek Restaurants and Gloria Jeans Coffee.”

Terri also says that “the Market is an extremely popular fresh produce and boutique Arts ‘n’ Craft Market and is a regular fixture for both locals and tourists.  The freshness and realistic pricing of the Emerald Lakes Market’s extensive range of produce is providing a great avenue for relaxed, convenient and money-saving shopping for market visitors.  It has proven to be a popular location for friends and family to meet and enjoy the combination of live entertainment, arts ‘’n’ craft products and International Take-away Cuisine, as well as the bounty of fresh produce specials.  Through my experience the attraction of masses of people to an area for the markets begins to create a virtuous circle allowing nearby shops and dining areas to flourish.  Essentially, the Market continues to widen the range of tastes that we can cater to alongside our European Restaurants dining options.  Indeed our Market has broken away from the characteristics of a standard farmers market and is now a complete alfresco gourmet shopping experience with an international ambience.”

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