9 Sydney Markets You Need to Visit at Least Once
Explore the best markets in Sydney this weekend, and pick up everything from vintage clothes to eco-friendly home décor.
More than just a place to peruse from time to time, Sydney’s markets are weekend destinations in their own right. From foodies and interior stylists, to eco-warriors and second-hand fashionistas, Sydney has its pick of markets to suit all shopping tastes. Lucky for you, we’ve done the legwork so you can spend less time researching and more time shopping. These are the markets in Sydney to know about.
For lovers of all things creative, handcrafted and artisan, this bi-annual market will spark delight and empty wallets – you have been warned. Designers and makers will showcase everything from ceramics and homewares to ethical fashion and jewellery, while a line-up of wholesome food trucks sort out lunch. The next one coming up is the online market, where you'll discover all the fabulous makers in one convenient spot from 18-20 June.
Bi-annual (Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter)
$5 per person (Free entry- 12 & under)
The Cutaway Barangaroo Reserve- Hickson Road, Barangaroo
The place to find a bargain, Surry Hills Market is all about handmade, second-hand and recycled goods. A market that showcases local creative talent, Surry Hills Market is where Sydneysiders go to for vintage, antique and cutting-edge designs, as well as market staples such as pre-loved books, beauty products and bric-a-brac.
First Saturday of the month, 8am to 4pm
Shannon Reserve, corner of Crown and Collins Street, Surry Hills
Every weekend The Rocks plays host to a tantalising food fair and market that brings together the sights, scents and sounds of street food around the world. Lovingly prepared by talented providores – from biltong and gozleme to artisan chocolate and Venuzuelan arepas – there are too many delectable dishes to taste test. But of course, you can give it a good try.
Saturdays & Sundays, 10am-5pm
Playfair Street & Jack Mundey Place, The Rocks
It’s easy to lose a day in Glebe Markets, wandering around stalls that are brimming with cutting-edge fashion, design, jewellery and accessories. The much-loved sellers of second-hand books, bric-a-brac and clothes have always had their place at these markets. In the midst of all of this are artisan producers and stalls selling delicious, ready-to-go meals to the crowd who linger on the lawn listening to the live music.
Every Saturday, 10am-4pm
Glebe Public School, Corner of Derby Place & Glebe Point Road, Glebe
This Inner City market steps it up a notch every weekend in an area that’s already so bright and vibrant. The iconic El Alamein Memorial Fountain is brimming with stalls chock full of fresh produce, flowers and baked delicacies. Let your inner-foodie shine as you make your way through the markets, creating the perfect lunch feast.
Fitzroy Gardens, Macleay Street, Kings Cross
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.
Selected dates throughout the year
Saturday 3rd July, 10am-3pm
PCYC Marrickville, 531 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
Hosted at foodie hangout The Tramsheds, The Maker’s Nest’s bi-annual market celebrates all things handmade. From art and ceramics to fashion and jewellery, the beauty of this marketplace is that you get to meet the maker. Better still, there’s live entertainment and plenty of delicious cafés and restaurants to get a bite and while away the afternoon
$2 entry fee (Kids under 12 free)
Tramsheds, 1 Dalgal Way, Forest Lodge
At the fashionable end of Oxford Street, Paddington Markets is an echo of the boutique shopping in the surrounding area. There are over 150 stalls offering creative fashion, accessories and art – much of it is Australian designed and made, and exclusive to Paddington Markets. There are new traders every week – always a reason to come back and explore what these markets have to offer.
Every Saturday, 10am-4pm
395 Oxford Street, Paddington
In the shadow of Sydney’s iconic Harbour Bridge, Kirribilli hosts two different markets each month – the Art, Design and Fashion Market and the General Market. It’s a great place to discover emerging fashion designers and artists and browse through second-hand goods and artisan produce.
Art Design and Fashion Market: Second Sunday of the month, 8:30am-3pm
General Market: Fourth Saturday of the month, 8:30am-3pm
Alfred Street South, Milsons Point
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