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Queen Victoria Market

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Melbourne and 7 other guides
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Address: Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9320 5822
06:00 - 15:00
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue 06:00 - 14:00
Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop,...

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop, explore and discover your way through the iconic food halls and heritage sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wander through the bustling Meat & Fish and Dairy Halls filled to the brim with fresh delights for every foodie. Discover the seemingly endless array of seasonal fruit and vegetables showcasing the best of Australian produce. Explore the Market's historic sheds to grab a bargain or find a Melbourne-made treasure amongst clothing, jewellery, handcrafts, homewares, souvenirs and more.

Market Tours: Join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the Market's seemingly endless food stalls. Two hour tours depart at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

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Food Galore

Stopped at the market with our tour guide and what an eye opener it was for my friend and me. We were both enlightened at how many foods there are in this world, that we had... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped at the market with our tour guide and what an eye opener it was for my friend and me. We were both enlightened at how many foods there are in this world, that we had never seen or tasted. It has food for every palate, culture and budget. Worth a stroll down the aisles. If you are a vegan/vegetarian..skip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

In Melbourne for a few days and visited twice...came away with Ugg slippers and opal earrings! Best market I've ever been to. Watch closing times depending in day you visit. On free tram route and free shuttle route. Great cafes around edge. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fun, Fun and more fun ! The evening, open air market on two days of the week, Wednesdays and Mondays possibly is an experience worthwhile for FUN memories ! Inside the city boundary you can travel to the place by Free Tram ! The photos I have, are not uploading here ! Tried ! No success ! Sorry !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the second time that we have been at Victoria Market . We love the verity of different stalls etc. They had some good deals there. Would go back again and again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We have been here many times and always found it to be a great day out with plenty of fresh food to buy and eat, one of Melbournes iconic places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Such an amazing place so many different stalls and food shops. Ive loved it since i was a child. Endless options for shopping

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Whether it's for food or fashion this is a great place to pick up a bargain. Try some of the eateries surrounding the markets as they are cheap and good quality.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It is easy to get to the market all by tram and it's all within the free tram area so nothing to pay,you can take the city circle tram and them change and it's only two stops to the market.The market covers quite a large area but is mainly under cover so no problems if it is raining,the main part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Huge market selling absolutely everything imaginable!! The selection of fruit and veg is just amazing as are the prices. Huge range of tourist trinkets but lots of locals go there especially on a Sunday to shop for the week. Definitely go there - you will be amazed.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth the visit to find all fresh food groceries. Organic shoppers won't be disappointed at the range of all meats, breads, fruits veggies and grocery items both inside and out of the markets. Excellent quality and great service is bountiful. You can't walk out without something special.

Thank markandrichard

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