Queen Victoria Market is much more than the city’s fresh-food shopping mecca – it’s a historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a Melbourne institution.
Spanning several city blocks, Queen Vic Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Shoppers can find everything from fruit and vegetables to local and imported gourmet foods, fashion and general merchandise.
Wander through the bustling Meat, Fish and Dairy Halls, where you can pick up artisan cheeses, dressed meats and takeaway food, or 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 and souvenirs.
The historical importance of the market has been recognised with its addition to the National Heritage List.
The market is open five days a week, with Sunday taking on a carnival atmosphere as entertainers delight the crowds. Guided tours highlight the market’s food, heritage, culture, shopping and history.
City Ambassadors provide roving customer service on every market day, helping visitors explore all the sights and delights of the market and more. The friendly volunteers are approachable and equipped with extensive local knowledge and complement the market’s customer service staff. Keep an eye out for the ambassadors in their distinctive red uniforms next time you’re at the market.
Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria streets
Melbourne VIC 3000
Phone: 9320 5822
Tue: 6am – 2pm
Thu: 6am – 2pm
Fri: 6am – 5pm
Sat: 6am – 3pm
Sun: 9am – 4pm
* Closed Monday, Wednesday and some public holidays.
Payment method accepted
How to get there
Public Transport Victoria