Weekend is the time to go out shopping , have some fun, and unwind a bit to take on the grind in the upcoming week. Melbournians are lucky that they have a wide range of markets to choose from. All that you need is a bit of planning to tune into your needs. For instance, if you are shopping this weekend only for groceries, there is little reason to visit markets devoted largely to arts and crafts, utensils, electrical goods, mobile phones etc. We have therefore carefully culled out 15 markets in Melbourne and her neighbourhoods that work on Saturdays. Our selection of markets is at random and does not location or other preferences. Please use the web links to explore more of each of these markets.
South Melbourne Market
This market has a glorious history of one and half centuries and the community spirit of the village market remains intact even today. You can shop for vegetables and fruits, gourmet foods, clothing, confectioneries, boutique wines and more. A rooftop parking facility allows 2 hours of free parking and can take up to 270 vehicles. Dogs are not allowed inside the market
Open on Saturdays 8 am to 4pm
Coventry St & Cecil Street
South Melbourne VIC 3205, Australia
Slow Food Melbourne Farmers Market
This market opens on the 4th Saturday of every month. No/low chemical produces are the attraction in this market. You can shop for dairy products, seedlings, bread, a range of meat and more.
Second Saturdays 8 am to 1 pm
16 Mary St, Spotswood
VIC 3015, Australia
Veg Out Kilda Farmers Market
For nearly 15 years now, this market has been well known for the freshest produce and supports primary producers from across the state directly. Fruits, honey, pasta, confectionary and other stuff that you need for the family are available here.
Open between 8.30am and 1 pm on the first Saturday everymonth.
12 Chaucer St, St Kilda
VIC 3182, Australia
Melbourne Farmers Market
Location: Multiple Locations
Churchill Island Farmers Market
You have more than 40 stalls selling fresh produce from local farmers as also value added products at Visitor’s centre off Philip Island on Churchill Island.
Open on 4th Saturday every month as also Christmas and New year
Churchill Island, Phillip Island
This is where you can find wholesalers as well as retailers selling new/used laptops, computers, cables, parts, notebooks, components, routers, mobile phones, accessories and all things digital. You can also dump all your e-waste at this market except the computer monitors.
Opens on Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am
This market is open on Wednesdays through Saturdays and among the best food markets for vegetables, fruits
Cnr Atherton Road and Hanover Street Oakleigh
Essendon Farmers Market
This new farmers market operates from Essendon Primary School and enjoys accreditation with the Association of Victorian Farmers Market. Therefore, when you shop here, you are guaranteed that the stallholder selling the produce has grown, raised, produced, and picked what you get. You can look forward to some freshest and best produce here.
Open on Second and Fourth Saturdays every month
Lincoln Rd, Essendon
VIC 3040, Australia
You will notice that the street hides
Open on Saturdays from 6 am to 6 pm
661 Sydney Road
Geelong Tender Centre
If you are looking for antiques, retro, contemporary furniture, tools, homeware, memorabilia
Open 9 am to 7 pm all days
28 Edols Street North Geelong
Victoria 3215 Australia
Ballarat Farmers’ Market
At this market, you can source fruits, vegetables, olive oil, wine, potatoes, basil, zucchini, hydroponic tomatoes, fresh coffee and plenty of other home needs. Shoppers can also sample the offerings at some of the stalls. There is also free live music to keep you entertained during your shopping spree.
Open between 9 am and 4 pm on 2nd and 4th sautrdays
2nd Saturday of the month: Lake Wendouree
opposite the Botanical Gardens
4th Saturday of the month: Brown Hill Hall, 375 Humffray St Nth, Brown Hill
Cobram Lions Log Cabin Market
This outdoor market with more than 40 stalls raises money for the Cobrarm Lions Club. You are bound to love the setting of the beautiful stalls vending tools, crafts, local produce, clothing, plants and more.
Open on last Saturday of the month from 8.30 am to 1 pm
Federation Park, 66 Punt Road
Cobram, Victoria, 3644
Daisies Weekend Market Coburg
For a refreshing experience of the old fashioned service, not found in the larger shopping arcades, you should visit this market. Apart from the pleasant experience, you are sure to walk away with a minimum of one bargain.
Open 9 am to 3 pm on Saturdays
Victoria 3058, Australia
Essendon North Market
At this market, you will find everything for the whole family, for the young to young at mind, kids, ladies, gents. A family outing to the market is recommended. Predominantly outdoor market also has covered food stall selling a wide range of home-made food made the traditional way. You can also shop for vegetables and fruits at this 4 decades old market.
Open 9 am to 1 pm on Saturdays
Lincoln Rd, Essendon
VIC 3040, Australia
Beckley Park Saturday Market
Good place for an early morning visit and starting the day with some great coffee plus morning newspaper. Flowers, plants, confectionery, jewellery, pet supplies, industrial items and phone accessories are among items you can shop here.
Open from 8am to 1 pm on Saturdays.
Broderick Road, Princes Highway
Corio, Geelong, Victoria 3214, Australia