Mustn’t-Miss Market Experiences In Melbourne

Aside from sightseeing tours, another way to explore Melbourne is via their markets. It’s where you can score great finds such as food, souvenirs, fashion items, secondhand gems, and more. Experience the best of Melbourne and drop by these famous markets while you’re out and about in the city!



Queen Victoria Market

via Queen Victoria Market’s Facebook

Queen Vic has been up and running since 1878, making it one of the oldest marketplaces still standing for over 140 years now. It’s not your ordinary market, as it’s also a Melbourne landmark. You can attend seasonal festivals, events, and market tours in this open-air market.

Operating Hours: Tuesday to Sunday; closed on public holidays
Address: Queen St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia



Arts Centre Melbourne Sunday Market

via Arts Centre Melbourne’s website

This Sunday Market along St. Kilda Road highlights arts and crafts in their stalls. You can find beautiful paintings, Australian handcrafted and leather goods, and woodcrafts here. They also sell pieces of jewelry and trinkets perfect for souvenirs. If you get hungry while shopping, don’t fret as food stalls are available in the market too. 

Operating Hours: 10 am to 4 pm every Sunday
Address: St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3006, Australia



Prahran Market

via Prahran Market’s Facebook

Dubbed as Melbourne’s #1 food market, Prahran Market is definitely the go-to place for foodies. You can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables, quality meats, ready-to-eat meals, seafood, delicatessen, and coffee here. Here, you’ll enjoy traveling by taste as you scour the market for all types of food. You can even engage with their local traders here to seek cooking advice. On weekend afternoons, come over and enjoy live music performances at Market Square over a glass of wine.

Operating hours: Tuesday to Saturday (7 am to 5 pm); Sunday 10 am to 3 pm
Address: 163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra VIC 3141, Australia



Dandenong Market

via Dandenong Market’s Facebook

This 154-year-old market is a treasure trove of all sorts of things. Known as the “world market,” Dandenong Market is made of more than 200 market traders selling various items like street eats, fashion stuff, hard-to-find ingredients, toy collectibles, and fresh produce, to pastries. It’s a one-stop shopping destination in southeast Melbourne. Join a street food market tour to make the most out of your visit.

Address: Clow Street &, Cleeland St, Dandenong VIC 3175, Australia
Operating Hours: Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday (7 am to 4 pm); Sunday 9 am to 4 pm; Closed on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday



Chinatown Melbourne Market

via Melbourne Chinatown’s Facebook

Meander through the Chinatown Melbourne Market and you’ll find a rich and booming heritage of China in Melbourne. Its laneways are lined with outdoor hawker-style dining. Taste affordable street food from delicious dumplings, and noodles, to skewers here. Aside from authentic Chinese dishes, you’ll also find stalls and restaurants offering Vietnamese, Japanese, Korean, and Thai cuisine. It’s only open every Friday and Saturday, so make sure to schedule your trip here.

Operating Hours: Friday and Saturday (4 pm to 10 pm); Closed on Monday to Thursday
Address: Heffernan Ln, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia



Fitzroy Market

via Fitzroy Market’s Facebook

This friendly community market is your go-to market for artisan finds. It’s where you can shop handcrafted items, vintage goods, upcycled and pre-loved treasures, craft beers, vinyl records, and even rare plants for your home. It’s the funky market for frugal shoppers, where one can unearth cool stuff you never thought you needed. If you’re into thrift shopping, Fitzroy market should be on your itinerary.

Operating Hours: 9 am to 2 pm every Saturday
Address: 87 Rose St, Fitzroy VIC 3065, Australia


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