Carseldine Markets Celebrates a Decade of Delightful Saturdays

Carseldine Markets, North Brisbane’s premier farmers and artisan haven, is commemorating a decade of bringing the community together over scrumptious treats and an unparalleled market experience.



This Saturday, the 25th of May 2024, the vibrant market will host a grand birthday celebration, complete with live entertainment, delectable birthday cakes, and an array of festivities guaranteed to delight visitors of all ages. 

The festivities will commence at 9:00 a.m. with an official cake-cutting ceremony, setting the stage for a day filled with joy and revelry.

Entertaining Extravaganza

The entertainment lineup promises to be a crowd-pleaser, featuring the infectious energy of the Obisun Band, finalists on “Australia’s Got Talent,” who will have the morning crowd dancing to their uplifting vibes. 

Obisun Carseldine Markets
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Traditional Japanese drummers will add a touch of cultural flair, while jumping castles and competitions will keep the little ones enthralled.

“Roll out those picnic blankets because we are in for a morning of fun in the sun with live birthday entertainment for the whole family,” the organisers excitedly announced.

Carseldine Markets
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A Decade of Remarkable Achievements

As the Carseldine Markets commemorates its 10th anniversary, the impressive statistics paint a picture of a community-driven initiative that has flourished over the years. With 500 drool-worthy markets since it began, the venue has supported over 1,000 small businesses and hosted 31 events, including seven years of Barktoberfest and nine years of the Carseldine Christmas Twilight Markets.

The markets have welcomed an astonishing 3,500 furry visitors, over 300,000 customers, and facilitated the sale of 1 million kilos of fresh, local produce. Moreover, their commitment to sustainability has led to the saving of over 5,000 plastic bags and the staging of 700 live performances.

Carseldine Markets
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A Commitment to Giving Back

Beyond fostering a vibrant community hub, the Carseldine Markets have consistently dedicated their efforts to supporting various charitable causes. From raising funds for Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, the RSPCA, and the Aspley Care Winter Appeal, to supporting the Mater Chicks in Pink initiative, the market’s impact extends far beyond its physical boundaries.



As the Carseldine Markets celebrates this momentous occasion, visitors are invited to join in the festivities, indulge in farm-fresh produce, gourmet delights, and handmade treasures from over 130 vendors. With free parking, free entry, and an abundance of prizes and giveaways, including complimentary Carseldine Tote Bags for the first 30 visitors, this event is not to be missed.

Published 24-May-2024

Carseldine Police Crack Down on Major Drug Ring in Operation Victor Ludacris

The Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) in Carseldine has dismantled a significant drug operation in northern Brisbane, seizing illicit substances worth over $2.5 million and arresting five individuals.



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Key drug trafficking organisations for methylamphetamine, GHB, and firearms were the focus of Operation Victor Ludacris, a seven-month investigation by Carseldine CIB with assistance from the Synthetic Drug Operations Unit and the Australian Border Force (ABF). 

The operation involved 14 search warrants across the North Brisbane region, uncovering a large-scale drug laboratory and resulting in the seizure of a vast array of illegal drugs, including 450 kilogrammes of GHB, 168 litres of 1-4 butanediol, 84 litres of hypophosphorous acid, 2.75 kilogrammes of MDMA, and 300 grammes of methylamphetamine.

The police also confiscated $100,000 in cash, commercial-grade drug manufacturing equipment, and precursor chemicals with the potential to yield over 70 kilogrammes of methylamphetamine. 

Photo Credit: Queensland Police

Additionally, three firearms, three remote improvised explosive devices, and 30 kilogrammes of assorted ammunition were recovered during the raids.

Since December 2023, five individuals have been apprehended and face a total of 74 charges. These charges include trafficking in dangerous drugs, unlawful possession of weapons, unlawful dealing with explosives, conspiracy to commit crime, and receiving property obtained from trafficking. All five individuals are currently in custody, awaiting court appearances.

Detective Inspector Ken Rogers emphasised the operation’s success in disrupting drug distribution networks and removing dangerous substances from the community.

He stated that illicit drugs have a devastating impact on lives and their removal contributes to reducing drug-related violence and overdoses. Rogers assured the public that the police remain committed to targeting criminal syndicates and ensuring the safety of the community.

Investigations are ongoing, with further arrests anticipated. Authorities encourage anyone with information to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.



Published Date 20-May-2024

Carseldine Markets Celebrates a Decade of Delicious Saturdays

Brisbane’s beloved Carseldine Markets is gearing up for a sensational 10th Birthday Party, commemorating a fantastic decade of serving delectable delights and fostering a vibrant community spirit as a staple in locals’ weekend plans.



Market coordinator Mark Power invites everyone to join in the festivities, complete with themed decorations, roaming entertainment, face painting, live music, a jumping castle, and a chance to score awesome birthday prizes. 

“It’s an opportunity to celebrate and support the local farmers, growers, and small businesses who dedicate their Saturdays to making the farmers market a thriving community hub,” he said.

Visitors can load up on farm-fresh, seasonal produce from stalls like Huey’s Fruit & Veg and Linda’s Fresh Produce. Those seeking unique artisan goods can discover special finds at stalls such as Judash & Co, Sacred Pet Boutique, and Stone Tree Collection.

No birthday celebration is complete without cake, and Carseldine Markets promises nothing less than the best for attendees to enjoy. Additionally, live music will fill the air, encouraging visitors to dance between the stalls.

Saturday, 25th May 6am – 12pm
Free Entry
Plenty of free parking
133 Dorville Road, Carseldine



The Carseldine Markets, run by Goodwill Projects, is North Brisbane’s premier farmers and artisan market, attracting over 5,000 customers every Saturday morning. Goodwill Projects is one of Queensland’s most dynamic markets, events, and venues companies, curating flawless events and memorable experiences.

Published 7-May-2024

Works Set to Start on Beams Road Crossing Removal

Construction is set to begin this month on the long-awaited project to remove the level crossing at Beams Road in Carseldine.


Read: $35-M Budget Allocated for Kedron to Carseldine Toll Tunnel Investment Proposal


This comes after the contract was awarded late last year to Bielby Hull Joint Venture. The Beams Road corridor is a major thoroughfare for northern Brisbane communities, but experiences heavy congestion at the rail crossing, especially during peak periods. The new four-lane overpass will separate road and rail traffic to improve safety and flow.

Upgrades to pedestrian and cycling connections are also planned. Work has already been completed to improve the existing Park ‘n’ Ride at Carseldine Station, including a new entrance from Balcara Avenue.

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Early works like clearing, fencing and service relocation will prepare the site for major construction. Many locals welcome the project, though some feel it won’t solve congestion.

Queensland’s Transport Minister Bart Mellish said there’s significant interest in the crossing removal as a way to ease traffic and provide smoother, safer travel for road and rail users. He said it will also improve station access and reduce overall congestion.

Photo credit: tmr.qld.gov.au

“The changes will also provide safer access to and from the Carseldine station and improve congestion in the area as well as provide better pedestrian and push bike path access,” he said.

Brisbane City Council is separately upgrading Beams Rd to cut travel times and boost safety. Work has already begun on improvements from Lacey Road to Balacara Ave.


Read: Work Starts on Long-Awaited Beams Road Upgrade Project in Carseldine


About Beams Rd

Photo credit: Google Street View

Beams Rd is a vital connection between northern Brisbane communities and a key commuter route to major roads like Gympie Road. Around 19,000 vehicles use Beams Road daily, and volumes are expected to rise given the significant growth forecast for surrounding suburbs like Carseldine, Fitzgibbon, Taigum and Zillmere. 

As an important arterial link in a high-growth area, upgrades to Beams Road will be critical to meeting future travel demand. 

Published 16-January-2024

Get Ready for the Return of the Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market!

Do you hear sleigh bells? Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market is nearly here! Brisbane’s most anticipated Christmas market is just around the corner as Santa Claus is coming to Carseldine!



On Saturday 18 Nov 2023, from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., get festive under the festoons with family and friends, at Brisbane’s most beloved Christmas market. Wander through over 250 artisan stalls and two food zones and sample South East Queensland’s best gourmet eats and sweets from Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Teppanyaki Noodles, Carlos Tacos, Oh Tiramisu, and Churros Bites!

Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market
Photo Credit: Carseldine Markets/Facebook
Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market
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Browse handmade gifts from bespoke makers like The Bare Living Co, Kaikoa Designs, Lytchett Living, and Sour Lychee. Their artisan goodies are sure to please even the grinchiest of people! Rock the night away with live music across two stages, roving Christmas characters, magical stilt walkers, kids’ activities and entertainment, and of course, SANTA! 

We’re rolling out an exhilarating chance for you to WIN a $200 bar tab. Imagine spending an unforgettable evening under the twinkling lights, sipping your favorite drinks, all on us. Cheers to a night filled with joy and celebration! 



Here’s how you can dive into this fantastic giveaway:

  • Enter with Ease: Simply fill out the entry form available at Carseldine Christmas Giveaway. It’s your first step towards a night of merry-making! 
  • Mark the Date: The giveaway concludes on Saturday, November 18th, at 12 noon. Keep your fingers crossed, as the lucky winner will be notified then. It could be you!
Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market
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Carseldine Christmas Twilight Market
When: Saturday 19th November 4PM – 10PM
Cost: $3 (free for kids 12 and under)
Parking: FREE
Where: 133 Dorville Road Carseldine
Snaps with Santa: 5PM – 8PM

Work Starts on Long-Awaited Beams Road Upgrade Project in Carseldine

After years of planning and preparation, construction has now commenced to upgrade the stretch of Beams Road between Lacey Road and Balacara Avenue in Carseldine.


Read: Shorncliffe Commuters Warned of Fines for Parking Near Bayside Train Station


Following early works undertaken in 2023, Doval Constructions has signed a contract with Brisbane City Council for the main construction phase which commenced in September 2023. The company was awarded the contract to deliver the Lacey Road to Balcara Avenue upgrade project.

Beams Road Upgrade
Map of Beams Road upgrade – Lacey Road to Balcara Avenue (Photo credit: brisbane.qld.gov.au)

Major construction works on the Beams Road upgrade will include upgrading the Dorville Road intersection with traffic signals, widening the road between Cowie Road and Balcara Avenue, building a new shared pedestrian and cycle path from Lacey Road to Balcara Avenue, and upgrading power and telecommunications services along the length of the project.

Federal funding for the Beams Rd upgrade was confirmed in August of this year.

About the Project

As a vital connection between various communities and a key commuter route to major roads like Gympie Road, Beams Rd currently handles around 19,000 vehicles per day. With major population growth expected in surrounding suburbs such as Carseldine, Fitzgibbon, Taigum and Zillmere, traffic levels are forecast to rise even further.

The Beams Road upgrade project between Lacey Rd and Handford Road aims to reduce congestion issues both currently and into the future as the area develops.

Jointly funded by the Australian Government committing $50 million as well as Brisbane City Council through the Better Roads for Brisbane Program, the upgrade works will help ensure Beams Rd can continue serving the transport needs of the region.


Read: $35-M Budget Allocated for Kedron to Carseldine Toll Tunnel Investment Proposal


For any questions about the upgrade project, contact Council’s project team on 1800 870 437 or call Council’s 24-hour Contact Centre on 07 3403 8888.

Published 13-November-2023

Raise the Woof at Barktoberfest 2023 in Carseldine!

Carseldine Markets is getting ready to raise the woof for the seventh year in a row with Barktoberfest 2023!

On Saturday, 14 Oct 2023, Carseldine Markets will pay homage to our furry friends with animal-focused market stalls, arts ‘n’ crafts, gourmet food (for pets and their paw-rents), workshops, demonstrations, and fun entertainment for everyone.

Get tails wagging and witness the best in four-legged fasssshun on the canine catwalk in Strike-a-Paws Dog Parade or watch your pooch strut down the catwalk in the Pawparazzi contest.

With loads of trophies and awesome prizes up for grabs, it’s the paw-fect chance to put your pup in the spotlight!

Watch the ulti-mutt race with Flyball Demonstrations. Learn all about Deaf Dog Training from Hear No Evil. 

Barktoberfest
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Animal Welfare League Queensland will also be hosting a Puppy Cool Down Station to keep your pups happy and hydrated.

With doggo pools, a rehydration station, and information about their incredible work, participants will learn all about their rescue and adoptions while the pups have a paw-ty.

🐾 Competitions and heaps of prizes, trophies and ribbons to be won

🐕 Doggo demos – flyball, fashion, and more!

🐩 Dog Fashion Parade

🐕‍🦺 Puppy Cool Down Station from Animal Welfare League Queensland

🐶 Hundreds of stalls, with specialty businesses tailored for doggo’s

 🍔 SEQ’s best gourmet eats

🎨 Over 200 unique artisan stalls and farm fresh produce

🎵 Live music and kids’ entertainment

Barktoberfest

So, if you’re mutts and love to get behind a good cause, bring the pack down to Carseldine Markets on Saturday 14th of October for Barktoberfest! The festivities will be pup and running from 6:00 a.m. until noon. 

This year’s event is supported by Watt Realty.

Click to Know More

Barktoberfest
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About Carseldine Markets and Goodwill Projects: 

The Carseldine Markets are North Brisbane’s premiere farmers and artisan Markets, with over 5,000 customers every Saturday morning and an exciting calendar of Twilight Markets and themed pop-ups. 

Goodwill Projects is one of Queensland’s most dynamic markets, events and venues companies. Curating flawless events and memorable experiences. 

Published 1-Sept-2023

Carseldine Fast Food Outlet Proposes Drive-Through and Renovations

A development application has been submitted by Ampol to modify an existing fast food outlet at 1760 Gympie Road in Carseldine. 


Read: Nationwide AmpCharge Rollout Includes Ampol Foodary Carseldine


The proposed changes include consolidating four current food and retail tenancies into three larger spaces, adding a drive-through lane, and making minor updates to the building facade and parking lot.

The site is already home to a fast food outlet and under the new proposal, the four existing food, drink and shop spaces would be consolidated into a 298 sqm Fast Food Outlet 1 with outdoor dining, a 98.5 sqm Fast Food Outlet 2, and a 98.5 sqm Tenancy 3 for food, drink or retail use.

Plans (Photo credit: TFA Project Group)

New signage, mesh screening and subtle changes to the upper exterior of the building are proposed. The total number of parking spaces would also be reduced by approximately 17 spots.

Fast food outlet
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“Due to the nature of the Food & Drink Outlet being a drive-through, the parking demands associated with this use are expected to be lower. It is expected that a significant proportion of customers will use the drive through instead of parking on-site and walking into the tenancy,” planners noted regarding the reduction in number of parking spaces.

Fast food outlet
1760 Gympie Rd, Carseldine (Photo credit: Google Street View)

According to plans prepared by TFA Project Group on behalf of Ampol, the intent is to make minor modifications to allow for updated and expanded food and drink choices at the site. The addition of a drive-through lane aims to improve convenience and accessibility.


Read: $35-M Budget Allocated for Kedron to Carseldine Toll Tunnel Investment Proposal


The proposed changes are relatively minor but would bring new dining and shopping options to the area. The application will need approval from Brisbane City Council before the Carseldine fast food outlet can be updated.

Published 26-July-2023

Sample Gourmet Eats at Pop-Up Night Market in Carseldine

Keen on trying some drool-worthy gourmet eats? Dine away at the CarselDINE pop-up night market featuring the best gourmet street food choices in the city!



Roll up for a pop-up Night Market, so cool it’ll make you drool! You’ll be spoilt for choice with over forty foodies to choose from.

night market
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Carseldine night market
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In between the indulging, wind through a lively, sprawling bazaar of over 200 unique stalls, and discover hidden delights amongst the twinkly festoons.

Then find more feasting heaven and good vibes to go with it, with our main stage and our food truck alley stage showcasing banging local bands and musicians bringing you live tunes all night long. 

entertainment at the night market
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Kids will also enjoy the roving entertainment and children’s activities. This night market guarantees a good time with the whole family. 

The CarselDINE Twilight Markets is on Saturday, 23 July 2022, from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. along 133 Dorville Road, Carseldine.

Foodtruck Alley
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Guests need to pay $2 at the entrance but parking is free. 

About Carseldine Markets and Goodwill Projects:

The Carseldine Markets are North Brisbane’s premier farmers and artisan Markets, with over 5000 customers every Saturday morning and an exciting calendar of Twilight Markets and themed pop-ups. 



Goodwill Projects is one of Queensland’s most dynamic markets, events and venues companies, curating flawless events and memorable experiences. 

CarselDINE Twilight Markets Return With Gourmet Eats, Unique Products

A dinerrific pop-up Night Market is back at Carseldine, celebrating gourmet eats, live music and unique products from artisan creators.



Happening on 14th May 2022, the Night Market is so cool it will make you drool! 

Featuring the region’s BEST Gourmet Street food, you’ll be spoilt for choice with over forty foodies to choose from!

Photo Credit: Supplied
Photo Credit: Supplied

In between the indulging, wind through a lively, sprawling bazaar of over 200 unique stalls, and discover hidden delights amongst the twinkly festoons.  

Then find MORE feasting heaven and good vibes to go with it, with our main stage AND our food truck alley stage showcasing banging local bands and musicians bringing you live tunes all night long. PLUS roving entertainment and children’s activities so the whole fam can get in on the good times!

Photo Credit: Supplied

CarsleDINE Night Markets takes place from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at 133 Dorville Road. A $2 entry fee will be collected. Parking is free. 



The Carseldine Markets are North Brisbane’s premier farmers and artisan Markets, with over 5000 customers every Saturday morning and an exciting calendar of Twilight Markets and themed pop-ups. 

Goodwill Projects is one of Queensland’s most dynamic markets, events and venues companies. Curating flawless events and memorable experiences. 

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