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The Best Markets in Melbourne You Need to Visit

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

South Melbourne Market (Image Credit: Visit Victoria)

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 in Melbourne: Farmers Markets

Regional Farmers Market at Abbotsford Convent

Regional Farmers Monthly Market at Abbotsford Convent 

The Abbotsford Convent hosts a monthly farmers market, with more than 45 stalls of organic fruit and vegetables, locally sourced dairy, homemade desserts and more on offer. 

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 am to 1 pm

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.

Supporting the local community, entry to the market is by gold coin donation for the 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 am to 1 pm

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

Slow Food Farmers Market

Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market 

The Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market is a destination for 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, so expect fresh produce, delicious juices, eggs and more in both market locations at West Footscray and Spotswood.

Second Saturday of every month, 9 am to 1 pm

55 Essex Street, West Footscray

Last Saturday of every month, 9 am to 1 pm

600 Melbourne Road, Spotswood

Best Markets in Melbourne: Night Markets

Soul Night Market

Soul Night Market 

Soul Night Market is a foodie and makers market held in the bayside suburb of Brighton during summer.

​It's proved a hugely popular market, with thousands flocking to shop, eat, drink and socialise at scenic Green Point Reserve, sitting atop Brighton Beach.

Explore the 60+ boutiques, 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 from December - March

Green Point Reserve, Brighton

Coburg Night Market

Coburg Night Market 

The Coburg Night Market is a three-day annual event in December 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 goods including jewellery, clothes, and art.

Bridges Reserve, Coburg

Best Markets in 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. Browse beautiful fashion, homewares and design, and meet the makers who put heart and soul into their craft. 

Every weekend, 10 am to 4 pm

60 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Finders Keepers Market

Finders Keepers Market

For lovers of all things creative and handcrafted, this bi-annual market will spark delight and empty wallets. Designers and makers showcase 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 must-visit 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 am to 3 pm, closed during winter.

7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen

St Kilda Esplanade Market

St Kilda Esplanade Market

Shopping by the seaside! With the landmark St Kilda waterfront as its backdrop, these world-renowned open-air artisanal markets are synonymous with St Kilda’s vibrant and eclectic pulse.

A Sunday staple since the 70s, you’ll find a little of everything. Arts and craft makers reign supreme 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 am 

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 am to 4 pm

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, romance or travel, there’s bound to be a title that will absorb the rest of your Sunday.

Sundays, 10 am to 4 pm

Queen Victoria Market, Queen Street, Melbourne 

Best Markets in Melbourne: Fashion Markets

Round She Goes: Sundays Vintage

Round She Goes

Update your wardrobe with quality vintage finds at the Round She Goes market, where over 60 stallholders hawk retro frocks, pre-loved designer garb and original accessories.

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 am to 3 pm

90 Bell Street, Coburg

Fitzroy Market (Image Credit: @filminlifememories)

Fitzroy Market

If you love vintage and secondhand fashion, the Fitzroy Market will make you believe you died and went straight to heaven. Running every Saturday and Sunday, browse stalls held by small business owners, vintage sellers, and people simply wanting to clear out their wardrobes.

You can pick up some tasty treats at the Fitzroy Mills Market on Saturdays, with the markets sharing a space.

Every Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm, and Sunday, 10 am to 3 pm

75 Rose Street, Fitzroy

Lost & Found Market

Lost & Found Market

In the heart of Melbourne's vintage precinct, Lost and Found Market is a huge 900m2 warehouse full of vintage fashion, furniture, art, records, bric-a-brac and more.

It's open seven days a week, and with the brilliant array of pieces coming through the doors here, you'll want to check it out more than once or twice!

Upstairs, 288 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy

Hunter Markets

Hunter Markets 

Where trendy fashion comes to escape landfill, Hunter Markets is one of the coolest (and biggest) pre-loved fashion markets in Melbourne. Discover your next fun purchase, whether that be a bag, shoes, a fur coat, a 70s disco-style dress or an oversized sweater.

On Saturday and Sunday mornings, keen shoppers are welcomed into the pink warehouse, hot coffees in hand from the adjoining cafe window, ready to thrift through plenty of chic clothes in immaculate condition. 

Saturdays & Sundays, 9 am to 1 pm

10 Balcombe Road, Mentone

Camberwell Sunday Market

Camberwell Sunday 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 earlier than other Melbourne markets, you'll forgo your Sunday morning sleep-in, but we guarantee you won't be disappointed. 

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

Market Place, Camberwell

Fashion Thrift Society

Fashion Thrift Society

If you're a 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 to state (it even went international in 2023), the Fashion Thrift Society allows buyers and sellers across the country to browse the best pre-loved clothing.

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 in Melbourne: Food & Drink Markets

CERES Organic Market

CERES Organic Market

An award-winning sustainability centre and urban farm, each Saturday CERES holds a friendly organic market with stalls of produce fresh from its grounds.

Brunswick’s favourite community garden also hosts a weekly Makers and Flea Market where stall vendors offer a collection of locally handmade, vintage, up-cycled, pre-loved and eco-friendly gifts.

Saturdays, 9 am to 2 pm

Stewart Street & Roberts Street, Brunswick East

Queen Victoria Market (Image Credit: Kelsey Harrington)

Queen Vic Market

The Queen Vic Market is quintessential Melbourne. Locals and tourists flock here daily to try the diverse food stalls and browse through the rows upon rows of leather goods, souvenirs, homeware, trinkets and more.

It's the perfect place to pick up fresh meat, seafood and produce if you want to cook up a storm.

Open Tuesday to Sunday

Queen Street, Melbourne 

South Melbourne Market (Image Credit: Visit Victoria)

South Melbourne Market

If you're a foodie, you can probably hear the South Melbourne Market calling your name. This market has no shortage of stalls ranging from clothes and flowers to homewares and jewellery.

However, this market is best known for its food. You'll find the freshest oysters, delicious gozleme, a dedicated burrata bar and everything in between. Come with an empty stomach, and expect to try all sorts of foods.

Open Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Coventry Street, South Melbourne

Best Markets in Melbourne: Out of the City

St Andrew's Market

St Andrew's Community Market 

The outdoor bush setting makes this Melbourne market so wonderful. 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 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 freshly brewed chai and delicious coffee to warm you up on chilly winter mornings. 

Every Saturday, 9 am to 2 pm

Kangaroo Ground, St Andrews Road, St Andrews

Did you love our edit of the best markets in Melbourne and want to engage in more retail therapy? Check out our guides to Melbourne's best bookstores and places to buy pre-loved vintage furniture

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