Operating since 1976, this is Melbourne’s biggest marketplace for pre-loved wares, with 370 outdoor stalls. Find anything from a string of pearls to hardwood furniture – you and your home can get a cheap makeover. Keep an eye out for Trish Hunter and her Travelling Vintage Shop: the retro caravan is just as gorgeous as the bric-a-brac inside it.
A sprawling carnival of musicians, doughnut vans, and eight-year-old fruit vendors belting out their best hawker cries, this is Melbourne’s closest relation to the London Borough Markets. As well as the permanent shops selling deli goods, hand-pulled candy canes, fish and fowl, temporary stands spruik organic wines, live ducklings, and designer clothes of questionable authenticity.