Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market
4.5
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Queen Victoria Market is an authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for over 140 years. Home to over 600 small businesses, it’s a great place to discover fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and food, souvenirs and clothing. Shopping at the Market has always been one of life’s great pleasures. It’s not just the abundance of fresh food, it’s the friendly banter with the traders, the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere, the special events and festivals, and the sense of belonging that comes with it. Queen Victoria Market is also home to the Night Market on Wednesday nights, showcasing global street food, live music and entertainment, festival bars, specialty shopping and a great Melbourne night out. Be sure to take the Ultimate Foodie Tour, a two-hour, guided walking tour where you’ll indulge in some of the best food the Market has to offer. Bookings essential.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Kylie B
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Victoria Night Markets for multicultural Melbourne Food at its best.
    Visit the Vic Markets for dinner and an amazing atmosphere on a Wednesday night from 5pm. We went on a rainy windy wintet night but the area is undercover and really well protected from the wind. Large fire pots add atmosphere and extra warmth if you need. The selection of food was great showcase of multicultural Melbourne at its best. Street performances added a little bit extra to the experience. The markets can be accessed by the free tram zone with a stop literally right near the entrance. There are a few craft stalls but 95% is hot freshly cooked food. Well worth the visit for a memorable dinner.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 7, 2023
  • janine m
    New Plymouth, New Zealand64 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Markets for variety
    We visited QVM in June and really enjoyed the variety of the markets. It was busy and there were heaps of different stalls to visit. The only slight disappointment was that the food hall was still being renovated and I didnt think the selection of food was what was advertised - but we had a great pie for a pie cart and did enjoy what we ate. Bought a lovely leather handbag and did haggle slightly on the price. Wasnt sure if haggling was accepted, but it seems to be OK for some products, so give it a try if you're keen. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there and enjoyed our time. We visited a really cute mexican shop at the front, by the car park, and picked up another cool handbag. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 21, 2023
  • Donna D
    Adelaide, Australia177 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place
    Loved the markets. Not much open on Friday but easy to walk around. Saturday was very busy but I purchased heaps of meat and fish to bring back interstate with us. Absolutely beautiful food
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 1, 2023
  • fcajimmytan
    Singapore, Singapore90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winter night market and sat bastille day. At queen Victoria market
    A busy place and many things to see and happen today have morning sat bastille day and also came on wed winter night market. Interesting place with lots of things to see. Enjoy the experience and recommend to come
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 7, 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia13,354 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market is a bonanza for foodies
    The Queen Victoria Market, better known to locals as the " Vic Market," is one of Melbourne's top gastronomic attractions. Foodies will love the variety of food and vegetables on offer. The quality of produce is superior, and you can inspect what's on offer. The Vic Market is much-loved by locals and visitors alike.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada7,272 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Spot for Food and Souvenirs
    According to Google the market is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays so plan accordingly if you want to see this market. We went on a Tuesday and it was well stocked but some areas did not have vendors and we weren't sure if they normally do or not. The market is full of every souvenir you can imagine and had better prices than the shops we had seen in the cities we had visited in Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. You can save your shopping for this market if you want those clipping koalas, a hat, shirts, kangaroo ball sacks, etc. It was all plentiful and cheap here. The market has separate areas for produce, meat, seafood and food. You can get a quick bite to eat here or grab something to make at home. Do keep in mind that it closes at 3 pm and the vendors are starting to pack things up close to 3 but we suspect some stick around later than that because there was so much stuff here. The Queen Victoria Market tram stop is just outside and is part of the free area in Melbourne's CBD.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 12, 2023
  • Girlhistorian
    Fort Worth, Texas89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foodie paradise
    I could have spent days in the food section of Queen Victoria Market. I loved looking at all the regional foods: fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat. Tea, nuts, on and on. My one regret is that, since I was traveling, I couldn't load up and cook a meal! I did buy Australian macadamia nuts--what a treat! And I enjoyed a leisurely coffee. The merchandise section had quite a bit of junk and was much less impressive.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 9, 2023
  • obizerokenobi
    Los Angeles, California180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do in Melbourne!
    Honestly, if we had more time, money, stomach space, and suitcase space, we’d have eaten our way through this market and then bought more food stuff for later and to take home with us. Though QVM is apparently considered to be the more “touristy” of the two major markets in Melbourne, we didn’t really get that vibe; both of them seemed to be equally welcoming to locals and tourists. The market is located in downtown Melbourne, and contains a multitude of specialist vendors offering food and beverages of all kinds as well as other goods like clothing and accessories that you’d find at traditional markets. We particularly enjoyed Little League (a café), Lunara (a Turkish Delight stand), Caiafa (a bakery), Ripe (a cheese shop), Market Lane Coffee, and Borek Shop. It’s kind of a shame we didn’t get to experience more.
    Visited June 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,791 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for seafood
    Nice place for foodies, the seafood particularly enticing. Plenty of interesting shops and stalls to explore. Certain foodstuff e.g. fruits did seem to be a bit pricey so beware.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 18, 2023
  • Travelove58
    15,313 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting huge market for gifts, souvenirs, market produce, meat & deli.
    Huge market with separate sections for gifts/souvenirs, fruits & vegetables, and food hall where lots of meat/delicious are sold. Very interesting & wide varieties of products. Walkable distance from CBD/City area. Great place to browse & shop. But prices here for gifts & souvenirs are higher than Paddy Market/Sydney. But more varities & range are available here. A must go to place when in Melbourne. Allocate 2-4 hours for the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 29, 2023
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peppercrab888
Singapore, Singapore458 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We spent 4 hours at this very large market- would have been longer if not for other things we wanted to accomplish. I rate this as one of the best compared to many other markets in other Australian cities, or other countries, as there is so much to browse with a very good mix, not just tourist souvenirs.

As many locals also come here to shop, especially for food produce, prices are reasonable. Some of the handicrafts are unique and worth buying.

Food choices are extensive and includes live band.

Easy to get to by public transport.

Highly recommended!!!
Written January 29, 2020
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Hi there, it sounds like you really enjoyed your market experience! Thank you for sharing your review with us and we hope to see you again soon. - the team at Queen Vic Market
Written February 23, 2020
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michael
Seattle, WA61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
This huge market is probably bustling on weekends but on Tuesday it was very limited. It is mostly filled with cheap stuff made in China that one would regret having bought. The section with meat, fish and deli items was very nice and a great place to buy dinner ingredients
Written February 17, 2020
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Hi Michael, we're so pleased to hear you loved all of the fresh produce that is on offer at the Market! Thank you for sharing your review, we appreciate your feedback. - the team at Queen Vic Market
Written February 23, 2020
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Azarul F
Shah Alam, Malaysia114 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The place has been around for ages and some people think it's a tourist trap. However, that should not stop you from going there. There's lots to see, shop and eat. Try to go there early in the morning so you can spend your time here leisurely before it gets crowded. There are many different stalls which offer so many items ; souvenirs, clothes, leather belts, bags and jackets, gifts etc.
Written January 13, 2020
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BigPazz
Attwood, Australia101 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
Fresh Produce and Meat market is good and prices and quality are good too. However general market selling nic-naps and clothing are a waste of time. It’s like a whole lot of $2 shops all selling the same thing under one roof.
Heaps of Chinese made Australian souvenirs or printed t shirts all selling the same thing! Not really worth the effort.
One thing I can recommend is the American Donut van . They are the best!
Written February 16, 2020
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Hi there, we're pleased to hear you love the fresh produce on offer here at the Market (and the doughnuts, of course). We're disappointed to hear you didn't enjoy the specialty shopping however we appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us. Thank you for your review. - the team at Queen Vic Market
Written February 23, 2020
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SCBill
Aiken, SC144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
We've been to many European markets and the Queen Victoria Market matches the best. There's the normal rows of stalls selling everything and a large food market. The restaurants sold reasonably priced cuisine from every nationality in SE Asia. It's easy to get to using the free tram system in the central business district.

Note: All of the trams in the central business are free, not just the City Circle tram. Go the the Melbourne tram website to check the routes out and see where the free area stops.
Written March 14, 2020
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Thanks for sharing your review!
Written April 30, 2020
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balijazz
Jimbaran, Indonesia204 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
This was a fantastic experience and it is an amazing market and well worth a visit. If you enter from the top the first part you come to is the clothes and souvenirs section which was OK but not what we was interested in. As you go down you hit the middle section which is basically fruit and vegetables. Here it was amazing to see so much choice and all brought in fresh every day. We went several times morning and afternoon and just before closing all the sellers are frantically pitching and selling their produce at extremely cheap almost giveaway prices because they do not really want to take it away as all will be new tomorrow. The final section is more closed in and is full of meats, cold cuts, pates and fine cheeses. There are several options for food and food stalls around if you are feeling peckish. The selection is mind boggling and this is just a great way to spend several hours
Written July 14, 2020
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danielbI4620JN
Adelaide, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Really enjoyed these markets on Saturday. Mix of clothes/toys and food markets. The food markets were a real highlight with some great lunch options and all considerably cheaper then eating at a cafe or restaraunt. Also great coffee from Market Lane Coffee. Easy place to spend a morning
Written January 6, 2020
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Jen
8 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
We enjoy a visit to the QV markets a few times a year but unfortunately its not as good as it could be. Its also a little embarrassing taking visitors to Melbourne who expect an authentic experience only to find cheap Asian made products at high prices. Seriously Melbourne we have so much to offer in local products and produce yet we continue to allow crap in our tourist destinations.
I give props to the wonderful stores at the city end of the market who are selling some unique, quality, handmade items...this is what QV needs more of.
Please QV market get rid of the cheap souvenirs and prolific sales of fake designer TShirts/apparel and add more local stuff...you will be on to a winner.
Written February 9, 2020
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ray raposo
Miami, FL1,339 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
We stopped at the Queen Victoria Market and check out the open-air, but covered, huge spread of stalls with clothes, hats, souvenirs, as well as meats, fruits and produce. It's an eclectic place for sure. There's a corner with street musicians who take turns singing, playing guitars, etc. There are some stands that sell snacks and drinks. They also have public toilets available near the street. It's one of the stops of the Hop-on Hop-off bus, so you can easily spend an hour or two checking out the area. The area is crowded with both locals and mostly tourists.
Written February 2, 2020
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Hi there, thanks for sharing your review! - the team at Queen Vic Market
Written February 23, 2020
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Paul stephen B
Melbourne, Australia442 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
What more can one say about vic market except that you can buy just about anything here.
Its very easy to find the freshest cheap and expensive vegetarian products through to meat, seafood and even hardware and clothing and shoes.
As I visit Victoria markets quiet often I would definitely recommend it to anyone who is looking for some great food to cook or just for a look.
The food court and specialist shops in the deli section are also have the best range of Cheese, bread and wines too..
5 out of 5.
Ps a good tip is to go early in the morning for a no crowd shopping experience.
Written January 22, 2020
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Hi Paul, you got that right! We are very proud of the huge range of items available here at the Market. Some sound advice, thank you for sharing your review. - the team at Queen Vic Market
Written February 23, 2020
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