1788 An informal produce market is created.
1790 Prohibitions on trade are relaxed and "surplus" produce is allowed to be sold under market conditions.
1806 The first organised market is established by Governor Bligh at The Rocks.
1810 A market wharf is built in Cockle Bay and the marketplace is relocated to the current site of the Queen Victoria Building.
1842 Sydney City Council assumes control of the markets.
1869 Fresh fruit and vegetable markets open in Campbell Street.
1914 New market complex opened at Haymarket.
1968 The Sydney Farm Produce Market Authority is established to manage the markets.
1972 Work begins on constructing a new market facility at Flemington.
1975 Sydney Markets moves to Flemington.
1988 Sydney's Paddy's Markets cease trading at Haymarket and move to Redfern while the Market City development is under construction.
1993 Sydney's Paddy's Markets return to Haymarket.
1997 The NSW Government transfers ownership of Sydney Markets from the Sydney Market Authority to Sydney Markets Limited a newly formed, industry-owned company.
2000 Sydney Markets celebrates 25 years of trade at Flemington.
2002 Sydney Markets Limited purchases the Flemington site and infrastructure from the NSW Government.
2005 Sydney Markets Limited celebrates 30 years of trade at Flemington.