The Queen Victoria Market
(also known as the Vic. Market)
The Queen Victotia Market has been open since 1878 and is one of the longest standing markets in Melbourne.
The Vic. Market (as it is called by locals today) is an interesting experience, there is a large number of retails stalls including
souvenirs, clothing, arts and craft. The Market also has a large deli which is a delight to walk through and has every
thing from an abundance of local and imported cheeses, great selections of deli meats and salted fish, fresh olives and spreads and loads of different and surprising delights. The Market has 4 food areas; one main food court with fresh fruit vegetables and spices, an organic produce area near the deli. court, a fresh meat and fish area and of course the amazing delicatessan section. There are 2 areas for lunch, ones is the food court on the Victoria Street side near the meat and fish pavillion and the other is an array of tasty choices from within the Delicatessan pavillion.
Operates Tuesdays and Thursdays from 06:00 am to 02:00 pm, Fridays from 06:00 am to 06:00 pm, Saturday from 06:00 am to 03:00 pm and Sunday from 09:00 am to 04:00 pm.
The Esplanade Market, St. Kilda.
This Market has been open every sunday since 1970. This Market is a great day out, located at the popular St. Kilda Beach.
The Market is open from 11am to 5pm every Sunday ensures your day is well spent with the mornings free to sleep in!
Easy access to the beach and many restaurants and bars open ensures a fulfilling day. This is a local artist market ensuring quality at every stall.
The Arts Centre Sunday Market, Artist's market
The Art Center's sunday Market is filled with works of great local artists from photography to soap in the form of cakes and much much more. Stall holders have to pass a strict assessment for the quality and originality of their products, so you will not be disappointed with the beautiful and useful works available. It is currently a little further up than where it used to be, due to the renavations taking place on the art centre. Just walk torwards the Spire on St Kilda Rd. and you will find it. This art market is a great place to find that special gift because nearly every item has a story to tell.
South Melbourne Market
322 Coventry St, Melbourne VIC 3205 - (03) 9209 6295
South Melbourne Market is like a mini version of the Queen Victoria Market. It is far more intimate and is frequented by the locals in the area. So if you want to sample a market but would prefer not to walk so much, this is the market for you. This market has a fabulous range of the freshest and highest quality foods and Deli items and a small range of clothes, gifts, home wares etc. A morning in the South Melbourne Market, followed with a famous Dim Sim or a meal in one of the street side cafes is one of my favourite things to do.
Opening Hours Wed 8am-4pm Fri 8am-5pm Sat 8am-4pm Sun 8am-4pm.
The Richmond Market
Just off Gleadell St. next to the Town Hall. The Gleadell St. Market is one of the few traditional farmers markets left, you will find produce that is still grown in backyards and although there is no butcher there is still a local fishmonger.
Gleadall Street Richmond, VIC 3121 Australia
Williamstown's Craft Market
On the 3rd Sunday of every month, Williamstown has a great little craft market right next to the pier in the local park. Williamstown Craft Market is all handmade and sold by local craftsman. This is great for when you want to take home an authentic souvenir or a unique birthday present for someone special. Many restaurants and cafe's are within 50 meters; so wonder through the market and stop for lunch in this little historical port.