Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market featuring signage, markets and street scenes

Queen Victoria Market

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Explore this huge open-air market to enjoy Melbourne’s freshest produce and best bargain shopping.

Queen Victoria Market is one of the largest open-air markets in the Southern Hemisphere, and undoubtedly the best market in Melbourne. Here, you’ll find more than 600 stalls selling a mix of fresh produce, seafood, clothing, souvenirs and knick-knacks. For fashion lovers this is a great place to find bargains, one-off and vintage items.

Queen Victoria Market is a Melbourne institution, having been open for business for more than 130 years. The site is on top of an old cemetery, and an estimated 9,000 remains lay beneath the market’s sheds and car park.

The market’s main trade is centered around fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and seafood. Renowned for quality produce, Queen Victoria Market is the place where many of Melbourne’s chefs buy their supplies. If you are doing some cooking during your stay, join the early morning bustle and stock up on some of Victoria’s finest produce. The friendly, but competitive, atmosphere between stall owners provides great theater too.

It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the size of the Queen Victoria Market and local knowledge is key to seeking out the best buys. Take a guided tour to learn where the best produce and bargains are while gaining an appreciation for the market’s rich history. Purchase tour tickets on the Queen Victoria Market website, from where you can also download the self-guided tour information.

Queen Victoria Market is free to enter and open every day except Monday and Wednesday. The market gets quieter later in the day, so visit then if you don’t like crowds. If you visit during summer, don’t miss the night market to try delicious, hawker-style street food.

The market is within walking distance of downtown Melbourne. Trams will deliver you to the market’s main entrance on Elizabeth Street. There is also a car park located at the rear of the market on Franklin Street.

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