Queen Victoria Market | Melbourne

Explore one of Melbourne’s most popular attractions…

Queen Victoria Market is more than just Melbourne’s shopping mecca – it’s an historic landmark, a tourist attraction and an institution for Melburnians. This vast, vibrant centre of trade and commerce was officially opened on 20 March, 1878 and has served consumers’ needs for more than 125 years.

Last year, the Market attracted over 9.5 million visitors.

Spread over 7 hectares, it’s the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. As Queen Victoria Market is a traditional open-air market, it’s recommended that warm weatherproof clothing (in winter) will make your visit more enjoyable. Please note that dogs are not permitted. Almost one thousand traders sell everything from exotic Australian fruit and vegetables and local and imported gourmet foods, meat, fish and poultry, to hardware, manchester, clothing and authentic Australian artefacts and souvenirs.

Many traders are second- and third-generation, truly reflecting the cosmopolitan make-up of Melbourne. Discover more about Queen Victoria Market.