Visit the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

Melbourne’s best market is none other than the Queen Victoria Market, where flavours mingle to the delight of locals and tourists alike!

The Queen Victoria Market is much more than just a fresh produce market where locals come to shop, it’s a landmark, a tourist attraction and a Melbourne institution.

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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Also known as the « Vic Market » or the « Queen Vic », the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for over a century (officially 136 years on March 20, 2014). Spread over 7 hectares, with over 600 retailers, the Vic Market is a true reflection of Melbourne’s cosmopolitan side. You can find everything from fruit and vegetables to gourmet local and imported foods, as well as fashion and sundries.

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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Although the photos show products from the market, people also come here to stroll around and have a good time. You can feel the good atmosphere as soon as you arrive. Another important point: the products are really cheap, and this is where backpackers should come to shop instead of eating noodles at 0.25 ct AUD$.

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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The market consists of Deli Hall, for artisan cheeses, charcuterie and takeaways; Meat Hall for home-cooked meats; Fruit & Vegetables with seasonal produce all year round; and Organics, specializing in fresh organic produce, meat, coffee and wine.

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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You can come here for breakfast in the morning and lunch at noon. Don’t forget to have a cup of coffee, which is excellent in Melbourne.

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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Stores and stalls selling souvenirs, clothing and crafts can be found on Victoria and Elizabeth Streets, F Shed Alley and String Bean Alley.

Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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The Night Market

From the beginning of November to the end of March every year, the Queen Victoria Market opens its doors every Wednesday evening and becomes the best time and place to grab a bite to eat. It’s the perfect place to sample street food from around the world, have a drink in the wine bars and listen to live music.

Queen Victoria Market Night Market Melbourne

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Thousands of locals and visitors flock to this meeting place every Wednesday evening to eat, drink, chat and buy a few handicrafts.

Where is the Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne?

The market is located to the north-west of the CBD. Here’s where it is on a map:

And here’s a detailed map of Queen Victoria Market, click to enlarge!

Carte Queen Victoria Market Melbourne

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Vic Market: general information, opening times and days

Day market:

Tuesday: 6am – 2pm

Thursday: 6am – 2pm

Friday: 6am – 5pm

Saturday: 6am – 3pm

Sunday: 9am – 4pm

Night Market: Wednesday evenings from 5 to 10 p.m., from early November to late March every year

Closed on Mondays

Payment methods accepted:cash

Visit the Official Site to keep up to date with special events throughout the year.

Did you know about the Queen Victoria Market? It’s one of Melbourne’s must-sees!