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Queen Victoria Market

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Central Business District
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Address: Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9320 5822
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Sun 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tue 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thu 6:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri 6:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 6:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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Excellent souvenir shopping venue in Melbourne

We were staying at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens which is within 2 minutes walk to Queen Victoria Market. This market is a fantastic place to do some souvenir shopping as well... read more

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Easy to get to, right next to tram station ( in free tram zone), Not as many choices of Oysters as expected, price at AUD 20 a dozen. Could buy half a dozen, but not sure if allowed to buy one by one. Some good coffee shops and many others selling food to locals. In general, South Melbourne Market is... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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If you are looking to do some cheap but generic clothes shopping then the markets are a good place to go. While they are very large, stalls often repeat with many of the same products being sold. The deli area was my favourite part where you could buy fresh cheese and meats. Although with the large range of stalls competing... More 

Thank MiaaCal
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Mostly cheap touristy knick-knacks. Nothing very authentic. Great for fresh produce though. Excellent buskers add to the vibe.

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Redlands, California
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We were staying at the Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens which is within 2 minutes walk to Queen Victoria Market. This market is a fantastic place to do some souvenir shopping as well as trying out different ethnic cuisines. In addition to souvenirs, they had a variety of shops such as clothing, fruits and vegetables, artwork and handicrafts. We pretty much... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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Wow! The market is great! The fish, veg, meat, cheese stalls have the most mouthwatering foods you could wish for, all in a beautiful indoor market space. Beautiful seafood, ripe, gorgeous cheeses and beautiful cuts of meats, you could do all your fresh food shopping here. Even if you don't want to buy it's worth a visit. There are also... More 

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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A must visit for food, fun and the unusual. The food stalls, the meat and fish market are incredible and mouth watering

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This market is very impressive, you can find anything, I mean EVERYTHING you want there! The food is fresh, the goods are good!

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I was disappointed. The main area sold mostly junk and crappy tourist things. It was very repetitive- many people sold the same things. However there was a large food section- if you lived near by it would be a fabulous place to buy fresh groceries.

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Everytime I visit Melbourne QV Markets are a must. Fresh fruit & veg, AFL gear, shoes, clothes and food vans/stalls galore.

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There's really not much to see .It was like a flea market but the food there's was not bad. The pancake and the doughnut was awesome!

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