Looking for a funky Melbourne-made gift? Or are you after some artisan produce? Look no further than Melbourne’s myriad markets.
The Rose Street Artists’ Markets
For all things handmade, head to The Rose Street Artists’ Markets in Fitzroy. This permanent indoor-outdoor weekend marketplace is a hive of creativity, showcasing Melbourne’s best art and design talents. From photography and jewellery to paintings and tasty treats, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave empty handed.
Sat and Sun 11 am – 5 pm, 60 Rose St., Fitzroy.
St Kilda Esplanade Market
These Sunday markets are a favourite of locals and tourists alike. With a stunning backdrop of St Kilda Beach, the St Kilda Esplanade Markets feature more than 150 unique stallholders. From arts, crafts and clothing to gifts and souvenirs, nothing beats browsing for bargains by the beach on a Sunday.
Sundays 10 am – 5 pm, Upper Esplanade, St Kilda.
The Arts Centre Sunday Market
This unique Sunday market brings together more than 80 of Victoria's finest artisans, right in the heart of Melbourne. Just a short walk over the bridge from Flinders Street Station, The Arts Centre Sunday Markets showcase local artists and producers fill the Art Centre Lawn to showcase their unique, handmade goods. Everything on offer is made locally, so this is a truly unique Melbourne experience.
Sundays 10 am – 4 pm, 100 St Kilda Rd., Melbourne.
Queen Victoria Market
The Queen Victoria Market has been the market of Melburnians for more than a century. It is known to locals as the "Queen Vic' or "Vic Market", and is a bustling city marketplace located right in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. Pick up some quality fruit and vegetables, fresh flowers and plants, organic meat and poultry, plus market-fresh seafood. This huge market also has clothing, toys, arts, souvenirs and more.
Tue and Thu 6 am – 2 pm, Fri 6 am – 5 pm, Sat 6 am – 3 pm and Sun 9 am – 4 pm. Corner of Elizabeth and Victoria sts., Melbourne.
This food-lovers market is a must for any foodie coming to Melbourne. Prahran Market offers a wide variety of high-quality produce including cheeses, small goods, artisan products, certified organic fruit and vegetables, beef, pork, poultry and game. You can even join in the monthly Hidden Gem market tour and discover some new culinary ingredients to add to your repertoire.
Tue, Thu, Fri and Sat 7 am – 5 pm and Sun 10 am – 3 pm. 163 Commercial Rd., South Yarra.
Fed Square Book Market
If you love books, make sure not to miss out on the Fed Square Book Market. Every book-lover's paradise finds place in The Atrium every Saturday. Consisting of over 5000 new and pre-loved titles, you can immerse yourself in literature on history, traveling and art, just to mention a few. The Book Market regularly features around fifteen of Melbourne’s most experienced book dealers as well as authors and illustrators.
Every Saturday 11 am – 5 pm, Corner Swanston St. and Flinders St., Melbourne.