We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

Travellers' Choice award winner
Central Business District
As featured in 72 hours in Sydney and 6 other guides
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9265 6869
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
Book In Advance
More Info
and up
Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
More Info
and up
Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 3,467 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 1646
  • 894
    Very good
  • 174
  • 18
  • 3

Wow what a place and the best thing is everything is right there in one place, all my favorite shops, could spend a full day there if the husband would let me :-)

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Add Photo Write a Review

3,467 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 2,735: English reviews
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Wow what a place and the best thing is everything is right there in one place, all my favorite shops, could spend a full day there if the husband would let me :-)

Thank chalegga
Level Contributor
20 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A really beautiful building full of nice stores and cafes. The stained glass windows and clocks are very detailed and gorgeous. The underground retail shop is a much check for every kitchen ware lover.

Thank Ana Z
Casablanca, Morocco
Level Contributor
356 reviews
206 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

They don't build them like this anymore. A whole city block of beauty. Awnings covering the sidewalks, stain glass windows it breathtaking. A must see.

Thank G L
Kapolei, Hawaii
Level Contributor
66 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This wonderfully restored building is a great place for window shopping indoors on a hot or cold, or in our case--rainy day! We saw a wonderful "tea set" of various pastries in a unique Christmas-Tree like holder and a couple enjoying "tea time."

Thank John S
Prescott, Arizona
Level Contributor
218 reviews
85 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a marvelous building! It was originally a market but has been restored into a building of the most unique shops ever found under one roof. I am not a shopper (hubby likes that) but I love being amazed at the variety of shops here. Would you believe a "Toy Soldier" shop? If you go, do try and stop in... More 

Thank Victoria M
Level Contributor
100 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Even if you don't plan to buy anything The Queen Victoria Building is a site to see. We sat and had lunch and people watched and it was lovely.

Thank Deb B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Dropped by here to check out some pastries and was glad to have visited. Lovely setting and nice architecture and decor. Wide variety of shops and it looked like a pretty classy mall. Good if it's too hot outside, if only to see the building itself. Bought a lovely salad from the food court.

Thank championstuart
Wairarapa, New Zealand
Level Contributor
216 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Sydney is so lucky to have gracious old buildings. This one, filled with beautiful shops, is especially lovely. Definitely take a few minutes - or hours - to see this place when you're in Sydney. It's gorgeous.

Thank Quack_quack_quackl
Level Contributor
51 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Gorgeous venue with ample shops and restaurants to keep everyone satisfied. We attended a wedding in the grand hotel and it was above expectations. Visited on several OCcasions as we love the shops and atmosphere. Easily accessible and great for a rainy day.

Thank Francois B
Essex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
666 reviews
304 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Qvb is a good shopping centre and lovely building to look at. It's been here since Victorian times and looks amazing both inside and out. A must see for shopping fans and architects.

Thank Ace28065

Travellers who viewed Queen Victoria Building (QVB) also viewed

Sydney, New South Wales
Sydney, New South Wales

Been to Queen Victoria Building (QVB)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Queen Victoria Building (QVB) and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Queen Victoria Building (QVB) staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
Explore this neighbourhood