Merchant Road

Photo by Linsey Rendell.

Merchant Road is a Melbourne catering and events company committed to working towards creating a fairer, more equal society. Catering for weddings, corporate events, product launches and just about everything in between, Merchant Road provides opportunities for women from refugee backgrounds to become self-sufficient and feel a sense of belonging and connection to their new home. Their traineeships are a life-changing chance, enabling the women to gain vital skills, familiarise themselves with Australian workplace culture, improve their self-confidence and secure ongoing employment.

Photo by Linsey Rendell.

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.