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Queen Victoria Market

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Melbourne and 7 other guides
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Address: Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9320 5822
06:00 - 14:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue 06:00 - 14:00
Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop,...

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop, explore and discover your way through the iconic food halls and heritage sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wander through the bustling Meat & Fish and Dairy Halls filled to the brim with fresh delights for every foodie. Discover the seemingly endless array of seasonal fruit and vegetables showcasing the best of Australian produce. Explore the Market's historic sheds to grab a bargain or find a Melbourne-made treasure amongst clothing, jewellery, handcrafts, homewares, souvenirs and more.

Market Tours: Join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the Market's seemingly endless food stalls. Two hour tours depart at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

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Giant public market

The only thing I can say about this place is that it is giant and there are tons of unusual vendors along with your typical public market vendors take a stroll through here you... read more

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The only thing I can say about this place is that it is giant and there are tons of unusual vendors along with your typical public market vendors take a stroll through here you won't be disappointed.

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A truly huge market selling meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, clothes, shoes, jewellery, souvenirs. There are hundreds of stalls, the stallholders are friendly and not at all pushy. Great for inexpensive T-shirts. There are also a few excellent stalls selling opal jewellery. The food court is disappointingly small for such a huge market.

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good place to get cheap t-shirts and various types of souvenirs to bring home. Do browse around as some stuff are sold at different prices at different stalls. Zoom in on what you want and then go around to check prices.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a really good atmosphere, plenty of stalls, the fresh produce seemed mostly organic and forest local grown, the cafes were good with a variety of food offered, a typical city market with lots of tat stalls to look at and barter with the stall holders on price! All in all a good mornings wander

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Parking was easy on a Sunday morning even with signs of plenty of foot traffic in the area. We ate, drank, shopped for gourmet cheeses, meats and veggies. A man wandered around with his speakers on wheels singing "Cuando, cuando, cuando" It is closed on Monday so we were so glad we risked the crowds and loved wandering from noon... More 

Thank Micheaster
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very good market even if a lot of the things may not be what you're after - there's something for everyone. Had an interesting experience with a guy selling Ugg boots. Were were looking to buy two pairs of slippers and to be honest his looked ok - after all even the brand leader is not made in Australia, or... More 

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San Diego, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed walking through the market, but it is mostly a lot of stuff not even made in Australia and just a bunch of the same stuff you see in the cheap souvenir stores. I had hoped there would be more local artisans. The ones that stood out positively were the guy who does wood burning engravings and the guy... More 

Thank Tina V
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Shopping, history and culture combined A traditional market shopping Mecca for Melbourines and tourists alike Clothes, household goods, food to go of all varieties and a massive fresh food hall from fruit and vegetables, an array of seafood and deli items A wonderful excursion for shopping or just breathing in the atmosphere of a vibrant historical cultural hub

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A good size market with lots of different stalls and things to see. Food, Vegetables, new clothing, toys, artwork, cafes, garden products all sorts. Well worth a look plenty of bargains but do go early and beat the crowds.

Thank Brindle C
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well this place is a little slice of heaven for me. Anywhere I can go to get shop upon shop of anytime is always good. I barely saw anything because I stopped at the first place which was just store upon store of chorizo, coffee, cheese, all kinds of antipasto and it was all fresh, cheap, tasty, yummy. It was... More 

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