Fresh and fashionable
Famous for being hip and happening, Victoria has been ahead of the market shopping trend for years, with a variety of markets from fresh produce to handcrafted goods available in both rural and urban areas. Melbourne in particular plays home to a variety of well renowned market places, where you are likely to be surrounded by bargain hunters, early birds and those looking to meander and seek out the unusual. Victoria’s premier open air market is that of the Queen Victoria Market, a cosmopolitan and vibrant marketplace for Melbournians for over 130 years. Here, you will find everything from fresh food and produce to specialty goods and entertainment.
Markets in Victoria
For its small size, Victoria plays host to an impressive amount of farmers markets, one of the most bustling being that of the St Andrews markets, located in the Yarra Valley. Situated in the Victorian bushland, the St Andrews Markets offer a large variety of fresh produce, with an atmospheric community market ambiance.
City vintage hunters flock to Collingwood’s Lost and Found Market to find things weird, wacky and retro. These markets are held indoors so regardless of weather conditions, you can trawl for a treasure until your heart’s content. For those looking for the best of all marketplaces in one, try the Dandenong Markets, one of the oldest marketplaces in Victoria. Here, you will find an array of fine foods, fresh produce, clothing, homeware and imported items from all over the world.
For more market bargains, see what's available at some of Queensland's markets