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The Best Markets in Melbourne You Need to Visit at Least Once

Explore the best markets in Melbourne and pick up everything from vintage clothes to eco-friendly home décor.

Heide Makers' Markets

Celebrating local artisans, makers, collectors and artists, Melbourne’s market scene offers a rich bounty of clothing, accessories, and homewares, from pre-loved threads to upcycled gems. What’s more, you’ll save a tonne of cash, support local businesses and do your bit for the environment.

So, after brunch this weekend, why not skip the usual shopping haunts and head straight to the best markets in Melbourne instead? We guarantee the weekend pilgrimage is well worth the trek.

Best Markets Melbourne: Farmers Markets

Regional Farmers Market at Abbotsford Convent

Regional Farmers Monthly Market at Abbotsford Convent 

The Abbotsford Convent has got a new monthly farmers market, with more than 45 stalls of organic fruit and vegetables, locally sourced dairy, homemade desserts and more on offer. After the Convent's beloved weekend farmers market closed down in December last year, it's beyond exciting to have a vibrant and community-minded space to return to market once more. Embrace the spring sunshine and stroll through the bustling stalls, with highlights including Spring Creek Organics, Heathmont Honey, the fresh kefir and vintage cheddar at Blue Bay Cheese, and the delightful desserts at Pudding Nana. Bread and butter pudding, anyone? 

$2 entry

Second Saturday of every month, 8.00am to 2.00pm

1/3 St Heliers Street, Abbotsford

Carlton Farmers Market

Carlton Farmers Market

The Carlton Farmers Market is a local treasure, and one of our favourite farmers' markets in Melbourne. Bringing you the crème de la crème of fresh, local produce straight off the tractor, you’ll find everything from free-range meat and creamy cheeses to organic veggies. Entry to the market is by gold coin donation which supports Carlton North Primary School's programs. Don’t forget to BYO bags as the market is plastic bag free. 

First Saturday of every month, 8.00am to 1.00pm

Carlton North Primary School, Corner Canning and O'Grady Streets, Carton North

Alphington Farmers Market (Image Credit: Visit Victoria)

Alphington Farmers Market

There's no better way to spend a Sunday morning than at a farmers market, and the Alphington Farmers Market is no exception. This market is on every Sunday and offers a plethora of fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, seafood and other delicious treats. Do your shopping for the week ahead and then pick up some lunch to take home.

Every Sunday, 9.00am to 1.00pm

2 Wingrove Street, Alphington

Gasworks Farmers Markets

Gasworks Farmers Market

For delectable freshly baked goods and produce, head to the Gasworks Farmers Market in Albert Park. Held on a monthly basis, you'll be able to soak up the sunshine and the lively atmosphere as you slowly meander past the many stallholders and farmers. Not yet convinced? It's also free entry.

Third Saturday of every month, 8.00am to 1.00pm

Gasworks Parkland, Albert Park

Slow Food Farmers Market

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market 

The Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market is the destination for appreciators of slow-grown and made foods. The 'Slow Food Movement' began in 1986 in response to the opening of McDonald's by Carlo Petrini. Today, this movement is all about appreciating clean, good food that is natural. Expect to find fresh produce, delicious juices, eggs and more in both market locations, West Footscray and Spotswood.

Second Saturday of every month, 9.00am to 1.00pm

55 Essex Street, West Footscray

Last Saturday of every month, 8.00am to 1.00pm

63 The Avenue, Spotswood

Best Markets Melbourne: Night Markets

Soul Night Market

Soul Night Market 

Soul Night Market is a festive foodie and makers market held in the bayside suburb of Brighton. It's chance for locals to experience a taste of the vibe and culture of the city night markets in their own neighbourhood.

​It's proved a hugely popular market in Melbourne, with thousands flocking to shop, eat, drink and socialise at scenic Green Point Reserve, sitting atop Brighton Beach. Explore the 60+ boutique, high end maker stalls and food trucks boasting global fare, as you take in the unrivalled views of the bay and city. 

First Friday of the month in December, January, February & March, 5.00pm to 9.00pm

Green Point Reserve, Brighton

Coburg Night Market

Coburg Night Market 

The Coburg Night Market is a three-day annual event in December that is not to be missed. This short but sweet stint is filled with live music from local acts, food stalls offering all kinds of cuisines, and stallholders selling an array of goods including jewellery, clothes, and art.

Bridges Reserve, Coburg

Best Markets Melbourne: Makers Markets

Rose Street Artists Market

Rose Street Artists’ Market

It’s a celebration of all things artisan and original at this eclectic artists’ market in Fitzroy. Purchase beautiful fashion, homewares and design, and meet the makers who put heart and soul into their craft. When all that browsing gets you peckish, the market’s onsite diner, Young Bloods, is on hand for all your brunching needs.

Every weekend, 10.00am to 4.00pm

60 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market

For lovers of all things creative, handcrafted and artisan, this bi-annual market will spark delight and empty wallets. Designers and makers will be showcasing everything from ceramics and homewares to ethical fashion and jewellery, while a line-up of wholesome food trucks sort out lunch. It's one of the best markets in Melbourne to add to your bucket list. 

Bi-annual (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter)

Royal Exhibition Building, 9 Nicholson Street, Carlton

Heide Makers' Markets

Heide Makers’ Market

Located in the leafy grounds of the Heide Museum of Modern Art’s sculpture park, this makers’ market welcomes you to browse handmade ceramics, slow fashion and eclectic art before lazing on the grass with an almond latte (and a sneaky sweet pastry).

Second Saturday of every month, 10.00am to 3.00pm

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

Arts Centre Markets

Arts Centre Markets

There is something so magical about crossing the river on a summer weekend to find local treasures waiting for you at the Arts Centre Markets. From jewellery to gourmet goodies and everything in between, get to know the artisans and put a face to the product. The selective offering means that only the highest quality makes it to the street, so you can rest assured you're walking away with the best. 

Every Sunday, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Along St Kilda Road between Hamer Hall and the Theatres Building

St Kilda Esplanade Market. Image credit: Visit Victoria

St Kilda Esplanade Market

Shopping by the seaside! With the landmark St Kilda waterfront as its backdrop, these world-renowned artisanal markets are synonymous with St Kilda’s vibrant and eclectic pulse. A Sunday staple since the 70s, you’ll find a little bit of everything and more. Arts and craft makers reign supreme here with over 100 stalls championing handmade authentic Australian creations. One of the best markets in Melbourne to hit during the warmer months, hands down.

Every Sunday from 10.00am to 5.00pm during daylight savings, otherwise 10.00am to 4.00pm

The Esplanade, St Kilda

District Makers Market

The District Makers Market 

A mini metropolis of artisanal goodies in the heart of Docklands, The District’s Makers Market is a Sunday must. Grab a coffee and meander through stalls filled with art, craft, jewellery, fashion, homewares, gifts, delicious homemade baked goods and homegrown produce.

Last Sunday of every month, 10.00am to 4.00pm

440 Docklands Drive, Docklands

Melbourne Book Market

Melbourne Book Market

Looking for a new read? Stop into Melbourne’s famed Queen Victoria Market each Sunday to check out the weekly book market. Browse over 5000 new and pre-loved books, many of which could be yours for just the spare change in your pocket. Whether you’re into sci-fi, art, cooking, adventure, romance or travel, there’s bound to be a title that will absorb the rest of your Sunday.

Sundays, 10.00am to 4.00pm

Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne 

Best Markets Melbourne: Fashion Markets

Round She Goes

Round She Goes

Spruce up your wardrobe with quality vintage finds at the Round She Goes market. Over 60 stalls hawk retro frocks, pre-loved designer garb and original accessories that get you feeling fresh and fine. What we love about this market is that all stalls are handpicked and curated by the organisers, so you won’t have to rifle for long before you find something you love.

Three Sundays per year, 10.00am to 3.00pm

90 Bell Street, Coburg

Fitzroy Market

Fitzroy Market

If you're a lover of vintage and secondhand fashion, the Fitzroy Market will feel as though you died and went straight to heaven. Running every Saturday and Sunday, you'll find stalls held by small business-owners, vintage sellers, and people simply wanting to clear out their wardrobe. You can also pick up some tasty treats at the Fitzroy Mills Market if you go on a Saturday, as these two markets share a space.

Every Saturday, 9.00am to 2.00pm 

Every Sunday, 10.00am to 3.00pm

75 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Lost & Found Market

Lost & Found Market

Right in the heart of Melbourne's vintage precinct (and just around the corner from the Fitzroy Mills Market and Rose Street Artists Market), Lost and Found Market is a huge 900m2 warehouse full of vintage fashion, furniture, art, records, bric-a-brac and more. It's also open seven days a week, and with the brilliant array of pieces come through the doors here, you're going to want to check it out more than once or twice, actually!

Open 7 days, 11.00am to 5.00pm

Upstairs, 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Hunter Markets

Hunter Markets 

Where on trend fashion comes to escape landfill, Hunter Markets is one of the coolest Melbourne markets you need to visit at least once. It's also one of the biggest pre-loved fashion markets, so slip inside to discover your next fun purchase, whether that be a bag, shoes, a fur coat, 70's disco-style dress or 90's oversized sweater. On a Saturday and Sunday morning, hundreds of keen shoppers are welcomed into the pink warehouse, hot coffees in hand from the adjoining café window, ready to thrift through plenty of chic clothes in immaculate condition. Don't you think it's the perfect weekend activity for you and your besties? 'Cos we do! 

Saturdays & Sundays, 9.00am to 1.00pm

10 Balcombe Road, Mentone

Camberwell Market

The weekly Camberwell Market is a treasure trove of rare finds, drawing people from all across the city. Selling pre-loved threads, vintage homewares and trinkets aplenty, this long-running flea market has reached cult status. Starting a bit earlier than the other Melbourne markets, you'll need to forgo your Sunday morning sleep in. But we guarantee you won't be disappointed. 

Every Sunday, 6:30am to 12:30pm

Market Place, Camberwell

South Side Flea Market

South Side Flea Market

A keen eye and a quick hand will score you a bevy of vintage treasures at the South Side Flea Market, from pre-loved designer fashion and antiques to books and bric-a-brac. Rifling through suitcases filled with hidden gold makes for a fun and interactive morning, with music, food and drink to keep the good vibes flowing.

Monthly, 11.00am to 4.00pm

430 Chapel Street, South Yarra

Fashion Thrift Society

Fashion Thrift Society

If you're a die-hard fashion enthusiast, chances are you already know about Fashion Thrift Society. But if you don't, allow us to introduce you to the biggest curated, pre-loved and small business market in Australia. Travelling from state or state (it even went international in 2023), Fashion Thrift Society allows both buyers and sellers across the country to indulge in some of the best pre-loved clothing and small businesses that this country has to offer. Ticket prices vary depending on the time you want to enter the market. Whether you're an early bird determined to find the perfect garment, or a late-riser who prefers to snag some closing-time deals, you're bound to leave satisfied.

Entry fee, location and dates vary; see website for details

Best Markets Melbourne: Food and Drink Markets

CERES Organic Market

CERES Organic Market

An award-winning sustainability centre and urban farm, each Saturday CERES holds a friendly organic market complete with mouth-watering produce fresh from its own grounds. Brunswick’s favourite community garden also plays host to a weekly Makers and Flea Market where stall vendors offer up a magical collection of locally handmade, vintage, up-cycled, pre-loved and eco-friendly gifts.

Saturdays, 9.00am to 2.00pm

Stewart Street & Roberts Street, Brunswick East

Queen Victoria Market (Image Credit: Kelsey Harrington)

Queen Victoria Market

The Queen Victoria Market is quintessential. Both locals and tourists flock there daily to try the many food stalls and browse through the rows upon rows of leather goods, souvenirs, homeware, trinkets and more. It's also the perfect place to pick up fresh meat, seafood and produce if you want to cook up a storm.

Open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 6.00am to 3.00pm

Open Saturday 6.00am to 4.00pm

Open Sunday 9.00am to 3.00pm

Queen Street, Melbourne 

South Melbourne Market (Image Credit: Visit Victoria)

South Melbourne Market

Consider yourself a foodie? You can probably hear the South Melbourne Market calling your name. This large market has no shortage of stalls ranging from clothes to plants, homewares to jewellery. However, what this market is best known for is its food. Here you'll find the freshest oysters, comforting gozleme, and everything inbetween. Come with an empty stomach, and expect to spend the whole day trying all sorts of foods.

Open Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday 8.00am to 4.00pm

Open Friday 8.00am to 5.00pm

Best Markets Melbourne: Out of the City

St Andrew's Market

St Andrew's Community Market 

It's the outdoor bush setting that makes this Melbourne market so magical. Held every Saturday morning, start your weekend right with a visit to St Andrew's Community Market, offering secondhand fashions, produce, crafts and artisanal eats. The market, and the regular community that has built up so charmingly within it, prides itself on having a variety of fresh, handmade, recycled, creative and unique goods. As you take a turn through the stalls, you'll find some freshly brewed chai and delicious coffee to warm you right down to your toes (and preoccupy you momentarily from buying everything in sight). 

Every Saturday, 9.00am to 2.00pm

Kangaroo Ground, St Andrews Road, St Andrews

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