One of the challenges of being a student is eating well, and unfortunately beer 🍺 doesn’t constitute a suitable diet on its own.

But eating well can be expensive… Those activated almonds and spiced quinoa balls are costing me a fortune!

But this all changed in 2018 when OASIS and FUSA launched the Flinders Community Market.

What is it?

It’s a community market for all students, where you can access free and low-cost food.

The Flinders Community Market is held in the Oasis Student Wellbeing Centre every Thursday during semester, from 11 AM – 1 PM, to bring you FREE fruit, vegetables and bread, along with LOW-COST pantry items.

No need to register or book, just turn up! We stock-up the produce and bakery goods at 11 AM and 12 PM to give everyone an opportunity to benefit.

The market typically runs through the exam period but closes during the mid-year and end-year breaks. Be sure to follow OASIS on Facebook & Instagram to keep up to date with the market.

Make sure you bring a bag (or two)! 🍅🥔🥕


Where is it?

The OASIS Common Room – OASIS is located at J7 on the campus map – walk from the library through the laneway to the building opposite car park 5. Walk downstairs to find OASIS.


Why a market?

Good nutrition is central to performing at your best. The market is there to help you get good quality food at really good prices.

Also, markets create a wonderful sense of community and provide an avenue through which individuals or groups can share/sell their creations.


Oh yeah, we need volunteers!!

Despite all the advances in AI and robotics, it turns out that a market can’t just run itself. We need people. We need you!

We are always looking for volunteers to help us at our community market. We begin setting up at 10:00 AM and finish packing away at 1:30 PM. If you are able to volunteer for some or all of this time, we would be so grateful!

By volunteering – you will be a part of a wonderful team, learn some new skills and help the student community!

Plus – the time you contribute goes towards points in the Flinders Horizon Award.

If you are interested, please get in touch with us by dropping into OASIS, or emailing, and we will let you know what the next steps are!


About Ali Barnes

Ali is the Wellbeing Promotion Officer. She is in charge of ensuring all the events that are organised by OASIS go like clockwork. She also runs the Student Wellbeing Ambassador Program.