Old Bus Depot Markets

The Old Bus Depot Markets is affectionately known as Canberra’s Sunday Best – and with good reason. It’s one of Canberra’s largest creative markets, held every weekend. As a popular destination among tourists and locals, you’ll find a picture of the Old Bus Depot Markets as the feature image in Lonely Planet’s guide to Canberra. So, as you can imagine, we feel beyond privileged to be joining them on their marketing journey.

As one of Threesides first major clients, we’ve helped the Old Bus Depot Markets receive recognition at a local, state and national level. From supporting the Market’s rebrand to transitioning from previous owners Dianne and Morna to current owner Anthony, we’ve been through it all with Canberra’s beloved markets. More recently, we’ve supported the Markets in taking their marketing in-house by providing advertising, public relations and content creation advice.

All we can say is that Threesides are indispensable to us! They are absolutely reliable in providing fresh ideas for our brand; “the right tone” and fabulous wordsmithing for our social media and media releases; valued counsel in matters of promoting our business, and provide a good injection of energy and enthusiasm for a 20-year-old business. And a real plus—we really like them. Diane Hinds and Morna Whiting – Directors, Old Bus Depot Market
Old Bus Depot Markets – Social Media Content Creation, Curation and Community Management

Markets CLOSED this Sunday 26th January due to storm damage

Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Markets regrets to advise that the Markets will be closed this coming Sunday 26th January 2020. Closure is due to the significant hail damage to the building, sustained in Canberra’s storms on Monday 20th January. Markets’ operators are currently working with the ACT Government to rectify the damage, and hope to……

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Canberra’s Sunday best, the Old Bus Depot Markets, is celebrating 25 years in business this year, and will mark their quarter century with a special birthday market on Sunday 29th September. “Can you believe we are turning 25 this year? A lot has changed in Canberra and at the Markets in that time,” said Old……

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The Old Bus Depot Markets will be packed with cosplay, comic books, medieval role play and hobby enthusiasts as it hosts Makers-Con this Sunday 8th September 2019. Makers-Con is the chance for Canberra’s superheroes, medieval, anime and comic book character lovers to spend an entire Sunday in costume for a bit of spring-time fun. It……

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Cosplay, steampunk and comics galore! Hobbyists convene for Makers-Con

It’s time for Canberrans to don their favourite cosplay costumes, dig out the comic books and indulge in their favourite hobbies as Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Markets once again hosts Makers-Con for 2019. “This is the chance for Canberra’s proud superheroes, medieval, anime and comic book character lovers to spend an entire Sunday in costume……

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Here’s a good yarn – Canberra Wool Expo back bigger than ever

While the nation’s politicians will be spinning their own yarns on election weekend, Canberra Wool Expo is the weekend when knit really happens as the best quality wool products and producers come together to warm visitors up ahead of the winter season. Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Markets will be ‘off the hook’ as the biggest……

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The kids are alright at this huge family day out

Kids. You gotta love them. With their funny antics and endless energy, they certainly bring the fun to those around them. Well, next weekend Canberra’s Old Bus Depot Markets bring the fun at their annual Kids in the Shed event. Taking place on Sunday 11 June, the kids are really going to love it. “Young……

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Seriously good coffee arrives at new Markets cafe

The Old Bus Depot Markets has a new reason to visit. Seriously good coffee on offer from the new managers of the upper level café, local coffee gurus Highgate Ln. Coffee Roasters.  “If you’ve visited us recently, you surely would have noticed a big difference to the standard of coffee in our upper level café…….

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