After a week full of work, stress, driving woes, parking problems, missed appointments, the dawn of Sunday brings that laid back mood when you can unwind, push behind the events of the week gone-by and plan for the upcoming week. A hot cup of coffee and some breakfast is the best way to start a Sunday and a trip to a Sunday market in your neighbourhood can be useful and rejuvenating. Leave your automobiles where they are and get yourself some fresh air walking down to and from the market. Remember, most of us cannot afford that luxury on a working day!
Most markets in Melbourne and Victoria are well appointed and you have the ability to extend your trip to the market right into noon and choose a restaurant to chill out and enjoy a tasty lunch.
We have carefully culled out all the information that you would need for 20 of the top Sunday markets in Melbourne and Victoria.
Among the oldest, most colourful, culturally diverse and largest of Melbourne markets, Dandenong market is ideal to shop for groceries and you are sure to save decent amount compared to supermarkets. From vegetables and fruits to meat and seafood you will find everything including general merchandise.
Open between 10 am and 3 pm every Sunday – Live music and parking free on Sundays only
Clow Street & Cleeland Street
Dandenong, VIC 3175
ELTHAM COMMUNITY CRAFT AND PRODUCE MARKET
You can find this market at Alistair Knox Park, Panther Place and is a fine place to shop or food, wine, keepsakes, kids clothing, stationery, blankets, jewelry, honey, plants and a variety of stuff that you can use. The Eltham train station is only 10 minutes walk from the market.
Opens on Third Sundays (February through October, First and third Sundays (November through December)
Alistair Knox Park,
Panther Place, Eltham
CAMBERWELL SUNDAY MARKET (no fixed address)
Melbournians always try to get to this market closer to dawn since the market sells only used goods and the stalls can carry only handcrafted goods or used good. Early birds can therefore hope to find a designer piece , a rare book, collectibles etc. at some very attractive prices.
Open every Sunday – 7 am to 12.30pm
ROSE ST ARTISTS’ MARKET
This market is off Brunswick St and Nicholson St and easily accessible by 11 tram from Collins St or 96 tram from Bourke. Good place for great coffee, tasty treats, homemade lemonade, photography, art, jewellery, homeware and clothing.
Open from 11 am to 5 pm on Saturdays as well as Sundays
60 Rose Street, Fitzroy
VIC 3065, Australia
GISBORNE OLDE TIME MARKET
Good destination for a Sunday morning drive, albeit ,only on the first Sunday of the month. This market has been operational for nearly half a century and you can find a range of stuff from baked goods, hot food, jams, jewellery, knitwear, plants, wooden toys, ceramics across 250 stalls.
Open on First Sundays only from 9 am to 2 pm
Aitken St & Hamilton St
Gisborne VIC 3437, Australia
The District Makers Market
Every Sunday you get to enjoy colourful stalls that showcase a wide range of jewellery, crat, art, artisanal products, and gifts. There are also workshops where you can learn some new skills as also entertainment in heaps for all. The market is wholly covered and therefore you are protected from the forces of nature.
440 Docklands Drive
MORNINGTON RACECOURSE MARKET
If you have planned a daytrip to Mornington Peninsula, this market perfect for your first stop. With over 300 stalls selling art, plants, terrariums, sewing products, wooden toys, baked goods, clothing etc, this place can consume bit of your time purveying the whole area. There are some interesting activities and stuff to make sure you don’t go hungry
10 Racecourse Road
Mornington, Victoria, 3931
BENTLEIGH SUNDAY MARKET
This market is ideal for bargain hunters. There are regular stalls as well as people clearing their cupboards and garages. You can always find something used, new including
4/383 Centre Rd, Bentleigh
VIC 3204, Australia
CARIBBEAN GARDENS AND MARKET
In this market, you can find a wide range of items including fresh produce, clothes, shoes, electrical goods, sweets, pies and nearly anything that you can think of. There are some 1200 covered stalls and another 150 outside. A play ground and an alluring garden in the neighbourhood makes it a great place for planning a day out with your family.
Apart from being open every Sunday from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, this market is also open on Wednesdays and Fridays.
1280 FERNTREE GULLY ROAD
SCORESBY, VIC 3179
FLEMINGTON RACECOURSE MARKET
This is an inner suburban market that is open on the third Sundays of most months between 9 am and 2pm on Epsom road. The market does not open in September, November and January. You can find a variety of goods like toys, kids clothes, garden items, fresh vegetables and fruits, candles, cards and more from about 250 stalls.
448 Epsom Rd, Flemington
VIC 3031, Australia
Arts Centre Melbourne
This is a nice place where the front lawn of the Arts centre becomes a haven of alluring handcrafted craft and art goodies. Come with family and the seniors too and you are bound to enjoy.
Open every Sunday from 10 am to 4pm
100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
VIC 3004, Australia
St Kilda Esplanade Market
This market presents some fun on the seaside apart from crafts, arts, homeware, giftware, and plenty of food and you can also work on tan at a leisurely pace. It would be a good idea to check with the weatherman before you plan to go out to this market.
Open between 10 am and 5 pm every Sunday.
St Kilda VIC 3182, Australia
Queen Victoria Market
If you have been in Melbourne, you are sure to have visited or at least heard about this market for its famous hot jam doughnuts. This market has nearly everything you can think of from phone accessories, handmade crafts, kids’ toys, rows and rows with varying produce, apparels and more. Try the doughnuts for sure and consider this your one-stop shop for everything else over a sprawling 17 acres
Open on Tuesday through Sundays
Queen St, Melbourne
VIC 3000, Australia
Hill End Market
Hill End Market is an ideal place to shop for produce, jams, jewellery, handcrafts, and plants (locally grown and made).
Open on third Sunday in the months of January, March, September and November.
Former Hill End School
Paynters Road, Hill End 3825
This market is renowned as a market for ‘food lovers’ and has remained a fixture on Commercial Road for over a century now. You can shop for
163 Commercial Rd, South Yarra
VIC 3141, Australia