The best markets in Melbourne

Because Melbourne weekends are best spent shopping, eating and drinking

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Melbourne is a market city. Sure we have plenty of top-notch shopping centres, arcades and luxury brands, but none of them quite measure up to our fabulous array of markets. You've undoubtedly heard of the big players (hello Queen Victoria Market), but there are plenty of small but thriving local markets to explore, too. 

Borrow your nanna's tartan shopping trolley and venture out to one of Melbourne's best markets for farm-fresh produce, designer homewares, vintage fashions and tasty street food. 

For more of Melbourne's best shopping, be sure to check out our suburb-by-suburb shoppers' guides and our favourite weird-but-wonderful shops.

Clothes, books and bric-a-brac
Shopping

Clothes, books and bric-a-brac

Art, craft and design
Shopping

Art, craft and design

Food and drink
Shopping

Food and drink

Outdoor markets
Shopping

Outdoor markets

Farmers' markets
Shopping

Farmers' markets

Cheap shopping ideas
Shopping

Cheap shopping ideas

More of Melbourne's best shopping

Ultimate shopping guide
Shopping

Ultimate shopping guide

Melbourne gift guide
Shopping

Melbourne gift guide

Vintage shops
Shopping

Vintage shops

Homewares
Shopping

Homewares