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Overview of Markets

Melbourne's hundreds of markets are an important part of the mix the help define Melbourne's unique character. One any weekend you can find Melburnians and visitors alike trawling their way through one of the myriad of markets and soaking up the atmosphere.

General markets

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Many of the inner suburbs have their own market which operates on selected days of the week, and these markets help define and reflect the nature of their local community Reflecting their origins as public markets where growers producers and other vendors could bring their goods to market they only operate on certain days of the week - otherwise there would be no time to grow or make the goods. Prahran Market has great delicatessens reflecting the affluence of nearby South Yarra and Toorak. The fish at the Footscray Market is plentiful and cheap as one would expect with a large Vietnamese population. The Preston Market has a strong Mediterranean influence. South Melbourne Market offers produce on a Sunday, while at the Gleadell Street Market in Richmond you can still find produce grown in local back gardens and a homely European flavour. Dandenong Market is a one stop shopping with a lively atmosphere.

But the queen of them all is the wonderful Queen Victoria Market. If you only visit one market in Melbourne, this has to be it.

Produce and farmers' markets

Community markets like those mentioned above were of course the original farmers' markets and you will still find many stalls at these markets where the stallholder has grown or produced some or all other goods themselves. In recent years there has been a resurgence in farmers' markets with a particular emphasis on organic products and sustainable farming practices. For a comprehensive listing of these go to Farmers' Markets in Victoria.

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Artists' & designers' markets

Melbourne has a small number of markets where artists and skilled tradespeople have banded together to create an outlet that bypasses hefty gallery or retail commissions. One such Market is the Rose Street Artists' Market. You can also find markets specialising in design at Design in Melbourne.

Craft markets

Melbourne and Victoria have a large number of markets selling art and crafts. Some markets have conditions specifying that all goods should be hand made or home made or that the stallholder must have been directly involved with the manufacture of the goods, etc. Some prominent  art and craft markets of this type are the St Kilda Esplanade Market and the Arts Centre Sunday Market. Of course such conditions often don't preclude the sort of semi mass produced hand-made items that are the same month after month, and, after all, that may be what you are after. You will find a large number of craft markets amongst the comprehensive listing of Melbourne markets below.

Trash and Treasure

In any one week there are large numbers of markets featuring trash & treasure, bric-a-brac, pre-loved goods, olde wares, just plain junk and that thing you have been chasing for years. Some examples of large markets in Melbourne selling all of the above plus a fair bit more include Pipeworks Market, Laverton Rubble & Riches Market, and Caribbean Gardens, while in country Victoria such large markets include the Geelong Mill Markets and the Bendigo Showgrounds Market.

Access by public transport

Many of the larger markets are easily accessible by public transport and an all day ticket to ride the complete system in Melbourne on a Saturday and Sunday is incredibly cheap (see money saving tips). You can even travel to and from Bittern Market on the Mornington Peninsula for a total of $2.90 (see a description of the trip). Queen Victoria, South Melbourne, Prahran, Preston, Footscray and St Albans markets are close to either train or tram. Anything in the inner suburbs is likely to be close to a train or tram. In the outer suburbs buses can often be few and far between so choosing a market close to a railway station is safest. Look out for this situated in railway station carparks such as the Gully Market, Blackburn, Bentleigh etc.

Dogs

Dogs are rarely if ever allowed at indoor markets and usually cannot be taken to a market held at a racecourse. Dogs on a leash are usually allowed if the market is in a public park or similar open public space. If in doubt check with the organisers.

Atmosphere

Of course you don't have to a market with the intention of buying something. You can just go along to soak up the atmosphere. Twilight markets usually have an atmosphere of their own and you can find a comprehensive listing at Twilight Markets in Melbourne. Then for others aren't simply a matter of making money by trading - they are a way of life and serve an important function in the cycle of life in Melbourne. For an example see our Melbourne Newsletter No.183 of 3rd August 2006.

White Hat has what we are regularly told is the best and most comprehensive list of markets in Melbourne and Victoria either on the web or in print, so try choosing from the offerings below:

Some of White Hat's favourite Melbourne markets

During the course of the year White Hat visits hundreds of markets. Here are some of our favourites:

Finding Markets

Fairs & Fetes
Festivals
Markets in Country Victoria

Melbourne Markets - all markets

Markets by date
Some popular markets
Markets by day of week

The following listing contains markets in the Melbourne metropolitan area alphabetically by suburb. For a more comprehensive listing of markets in Victoria (including Melbourne) together with grouping by day of the week, go to Markets in Victoria.

Comprehensive listing of Markets in Melbourne

Altona Beach Market
A popular market which has been running since 2005. It features fresh local produce, arts and crafts in a pleasant park setting.


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Altona Farmers Market
Everything you love and expect at a farmers market is on offer at this vibrant farmers market. There are a variety of quality Victorian artisan producers and growers ready to serve you with a smile and plenty of space to relax after your busy morning of shopping. There is a free animal farm for the kids. Entry by gold coin donation


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Altona Lions Club Market
An outdoor market with 40 stalls in the spacious park next to Cherry Lake with trash & treasure, toys, clothes, preserves, home-grown and home-made goods.


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Ashwood Farmers Market
The Ashwood Farmers Market is a true authentic farmers market. You will find a vast array of "Victorian only" produce on offer including artisan breads, deli-style foods, wine, honey, cheeses, olive oil, jams and preserves, seasonal fruit, vegies, herbs and nuts, fresh and cured meats, eggs, poultry, plants, fresh flowers and much more. Gold coin entry


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Babes to Kids & Maternity Market
Pre-loved Baby to kids clothing & Maternity wear, toys, cots,prams, change tables, blankets & heaps more. Stalls from $5


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Balwyn North Market
A range of secondhand goods. All proceeds go to charity.


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Bayside (Sandringham) Farmers Market
A wonderful farmers market with over 60 stalls of fresh local produce direct from farmer/producer to you.


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Beaumaris Farmers Market
Melbourne's newest farmers market with up to 50 stalls of local fresh produce direct from farmer/producer to you. You can find full details together with information regarding the authenticity of the produces at Regional Farmers Markets.


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Bentleigh Farmers' Market

Victoria Farmer's Market Association Accreditation LogoThis market commenced in February 2013 and White Hat is particulary impressed that its monthly attendances are well over the 1300-1400 customer mark. It should be a good be a good omen that the school grounds now stand on what was once a market garden. This market has been accredited by the VFMA.




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Bentleigh Sunday Market
The Bentleigh Sunday Market is run by the Rotary Club of Bentleigh Moorabbin Central. Since 1977, over $1.7 million has been raised to support local charities and Rotary Projects. There are about 150 stalls available, where you will find plants, clothing, cosmetics, jewellery, books, videos, tools, toys, crafts, pre loved goods, and more! Located at the Bentleigh railway station car park, Bent Street, opposite Coles supermarket. Casual and regular Stallholders wanted. Have your garage sale here! Tables and clothing racks available for hire. Enquire at the market or by email to info@bentleighmarket.org.


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Blackbird Market
An indoor market featuring vintage fashion, up and coming Australian designers in fashion and jewellery, a place for artists to display and sell their wares and an opportunity for a browse, shop and mingle in a relaxed atmosphere. Please note that this market tends to change its date and time of operating a fair bit so check their website at Blackbird Market before making a special trip.


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Blackburn Station Art & Craft Market
A Rotary Club project featuring food, art & crafts & bric a brac in an outdoor setting. Situated on the grassy strip next to Blackburn Railway Station and opposite the shopping strip, White Hat can recommend this as a pleasant location to have a leisrurely Saturday breakfast, read the paper, have a browse among the market stalls and maybe also pick up some supplies from the local organic food store.


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Blenders Ln Artists Market

Blenders Ln Artists Market takes over a narrow alley covered in graffiti art as well as a warehouse at the end each Wednesday night in summer. It features original art, jewellery and more from local artists. White Hat suggests that if you are going to the popular Queen Victoria Night Market nearby, you also take the opportunity to call in on this much smaller and quite different market. More details at Blenders Ln Artists Market




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Boroondara Farmers Market
An outdoor market in a pleasant grassed reserve featuring statewide produce including breads, olive oil, honey, fruit & vegetables. When White Hat last visited this market in July 2008 we found a good wide range of products with the fruit & vegetabls being particularly notable.


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Box Hill Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Brimbank Community Market
Brimbank Community Market.is a privately owned Australian company and aims is to develop the site in Ardeer into an iconic attraction, a valuable addition to the western suburbs. It is more than a traditional weekend market. The stalls are an attraction in their own right and provide a great atmosphere where patrons will find products and services only found at weekend markets, the market will also have a huge area devoted to entertainment, with a circus, amusements, children's play area, a traditional sumo wrestling ring and other entertainment. The main objective is to provide an environment where the whole family will find something to enjoy. The entertainment and community involvement will be varied and ongoing and it is hoped that each time you visit the market you will find something new and exciting. Currently planned events include Sumo Wrestling, Dart Competitions, Basket Ball, Football and soccer shoot outs, Tug of war, Cooking competitions, Traditional folk dancing and Musical Entertainment Brimbank Community Market would welcome community groups, and the general public to participate in the events and competitions they organise.


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Broadmeadows Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Brunswick Flea Market
Locally designed wares from Brunswick plus food from the trucks and drinks from the local bar.


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Brunswick Market
A general indoor market with long term stall and shop holders with butchers, a fishmonger, poultry, delis, dry goods, fruit and vegetables and some variety and clothing stores. 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturdays (Frid open till 7pm). On Sundays only the fruit and veg section is open (enter from rear) form 7am to 6pm.


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Bundoora Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Bundoora Park Farmers Market
Regional fresh produce at an outdoor farmers' market. A small entry fee applies. White Hat recommends that if you are visiting this market with a young family that you consider making a day of it (or at least a half day) by visiting the nearby urban farm. For those interested in historic houses, White Hat can thoroughly recommend a visit to the neary Bundoora Homestead. If you do either of these you may need to remember to take a cooler to keep your fruir & vegies fresh. The market can be accessed by public transport by using the tram in Plenty Road.


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Camberwell Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Camberwell Fresh Food Market
Freshest gourmet produce, seafood, meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, flowers, 5 delicatessen with highest quality fresh deli items, superb Illy's cakes, specialising in gluten free, and wide selection of multicultural takeaway. Find culinary inspiration for your dining table with friendly family traders at the CFFM.


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Camberwell Rotary Market
A large outdoor second hand goods, bric a brac. A small entry fee applies. White Hat can recommend this market as one of the better ones in Melbourne for vintage clothing. It is a 5minute walk from Camberwell Station. It is not operating on the 20th & 27th December 2009.


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Caribbean Gardens Market
A large market picnic area and a big range of new and second hand goods. On Wednesdays entry is free and there is access to and general market, food stalls and playground. On Sundays there is an entry fee and as well as the market there is a children's train and boat rides, rock climbing. Caribbean Gardens Market is close to the Eastlink freeway and is now oppen Fridays as well as Wednesdays and Sundays. It is closed Christmas Day.


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Carlton Farmers Market

White Hat can recommend this market as one of the most easily accessible from the city with a wide range of stalls and the nearby shopping and entertainment strip in Lygon Street to supllement a market visit. More details at Carlton Farmers Market.




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Caulfield Farmers Market
A large authentic farmers' market featuring a large array of quality produce. White Hat can recommend a pleasant Saturday morning on this grassy reserve in the middle suburbs. $2 Entry


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CERES Organic Food & Craft Market
CERES Organic Market and Shop recently celebrated their 10th birthday. The market sells fresh organic fruit and veg with an emphais on locally grown produce. The CERES Craft Market sells a mixture of hand crafted objects and second hand bargains in a social and friendly environment." The


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Chapel Street Bazaar
A veritable Alladin's Cave of collectables, memorabilia and antiques. With over 80 independent dealers buying and selling, White Hat believes this is the largest bazaar of its type in Melbourne.


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Charles Street Artists' Markets
Located in a carpark close to Sydney Road, this market features arts and crafts from local artists. There is roving entertainment as well as workshops.The next market is on 14th December 2013


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Cheltenham Rotary Market & Car Boot Sale
Crafts, second hand and car boot sales in an under cover carpark.Tthe venue is the multi story car park behind the Kingston City Offices (Fujitsu Building) enty off Station Rd, Cheltenham.


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Children's Markets
Do you have kids aged up to 6 years? Stacks of outgrown excellent quality baby and children’s gear taking over your house? Be a stallholder at the Children’s Markets and turn that clutter into cold hard cash; it’s a fun day out with other mums, easy and promotes recycling. If you’re a designer of stylish and unique handcrafted children’s wares then this is the right place for you! We’d love to see your beautiful peices show cased here in our who’s there category below and on market day. $3 entry fee (kids free). Please note on the 14th of March, this market will move into the Main Street Festival as part of the Mordialloc Festival by the Bay More information at http://www.childrensmarkets.com.au/


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Chinatown Night Market

Once a month Heffernan Lane in Chinatown is given over to a small but bustling night market with a variety of Asian food stalls. This is just the place for an after-work snack before heading off to a serious Friday night of partying. More details at Chinatown Night Market >>




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Coburg Community Market
Community market featuring local products and produce. Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Coburg & Moreland. Stall holders commence 7:15am, market commences 8am.


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Coburg Farmers’ Market
A new farmers' market in Coburg. White Hat will visit and report back as to how it stacks up.


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Coburg Night Market
The Coburg Night Market consists of:

  • Take-away food vendors providing a wide range of street foods, predominantly focused on multi-cultural cuisines, all prepared and cooked fresh on-site
  • Bars - a fully licensed site with bars
  • Young designer fashion and artisan stalls promising an eclectic product mix with emphasis on the innovative, unusual and bizarre
  • Health & harmony - an area dedicated to mind, body and spirit with massage therapists, reflexology, tarot and aura readers, as well as related natural products
  • Entertainers - bands show-casing different musical styles, roving performers and children’s activities.



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Coburg Trash & Treasure Market
A large outdoor market selling new & second hand goods, antiques & craft. A small entry fee applies. Casual stallholders are welcome. The venue is a drive-in theatresite and can acter for cars and trailers on the site. White Hat would advise 'professional buyers' to pay the additional fee for early bird entry at7am if you want to get first pick of the stock.


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Collingwood Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Collingwood Estate Fruit & Vegie Market
A not-for-profit community fruit and vegetable market selling produce that is fresh, healthy, seasonal, affordable and local.


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Collingwood Farmers' Market
A farmers market selling fresh produce in the Melbourne inner suburb of Collingwood. A small entry fee applies. Set in bush and farm land close to the city, White Hat can particularly recommend this as a great place to take young families where you can combine your food shopping with a visit to the children's farm.


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Craft Hatch
An incubator market for student and emerging craft designers in the heart of the city. Held on selected Saturdays, the next confirmed date is 13th August 2011. Please note the new location at Thousand Pound Bend


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Croydon Farmers Market
A farmers' market selling fresh produce direct from the producer. Nearly 40 stalls of fresh local produce, direct from farmer/producer to you.


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Dance Market
Buy swap sell everything dance. Shoes, props, costumes, materials, beads, everything you can think of. Come along and pick up a great deal. $2 entry


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Dandenong Market
A large market with fresh produce and a wide range of goods. More information on Dandenong Market.


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Dandenong Trash & Treasure Market
A large outdoor market selling new & second hand goods, antiques & craft. A small entry fee applies. Casual stallholders are welcome. The venue can cater for cars and trailers on the site. White Hat would advise 'professional buyers' to pay the additional fee for early bird entry at7am if you want to get first pick of the stock.


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Diamond Creek Indoor Market
Over 30 stalls of quality, new goods and services. The market is held in an air-conditioned venue in the heart of Diamond Creek, with free entry and lots of free parking. Grab a snack, browse the stalls and enjoy the atmosphere. All proceeds from the sausage sizzle go to the Diamond Creek CFA.


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Diamond Village Craft Market
The new Diamond Village Craft Market in the heart of Watsonia. An undercover market at the Diamond Village Shopping Centre. Features local stallholders from around the Diamond Valley region. Hand made arts & crafts, woodwork, candles, natural soaps, kids toys & clothing, plants and more. Sausage sizzle/BBQ and free entertainers.


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Docklands Sunday Market
An eclectic market overlooking the waterfront at Docklands. A perfect compliment to the restaurants & shops of Melbourne's newest tourist hub. Be pleasantly surprised with an Ever-Changing Market! With Arts, Artisans, Crafts, Beauty Products, Baby/Children's Wear, Vintage, Soy Candles, Bonsai Trees, Jewellery, Hats, Clothing, Secondhand Books, Handmade Flowers, Model Cars, Licorice; Lollipops, Kids Face Painting and Lots More! Something for everybody. Take a stroll along the promenade, find a treasure, have a meal and make a day of it. More information at www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au


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East Ringwood CarBoot Market
East Ringwood Carboot Market is a carboot market that carers for a moderate number of cars each month


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Eltham Community Craft & Produce Market
The Eltham Market - a place to enjoy a community atmosphere in a delightful setting, eat some tasty food, take home a gift, buy some fresh fruit and veg, listen to good music or find a special artistic ornament or craft. Free car parking, or a short walk from Eltham railway station.


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Elwood Community Market
Buy your vegetables fresh from the farm and homemade cakes/biscuits. Browse the stalls get bric a brac, clothes, toys, crafts, plants, used kitchen ware ...etc at bargain prices. Whilst shopping enjoy a coffee, sausage and other delights. For information about stalls please contact 0422 976 276.


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Elwood Farmers' Market
Held at Elwood College and featuring over 40 stalls this market is organised by the same people who mange the St Kilda Veg Out Farmers Market


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Fairfield Farmers Market
Set in the grounds of Fairfield Primary School, with up to 40 stalls of the freshest seasonal produce including artisan breads, coffee, eggs, flowers and plants, fruit and veg, herbs and spices, meats, pasta and sauces, olive oil, preserves, handmade soaps and much much more. Gold coin entry


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Federation Square Book Market
Federation square book market is held in the Atrium every Saturday. It has both new and second hand, as well as collectible books.


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Fitzroy Community Market
The market consists of 15 car boot stalls, 27 standard stalls, 4 food stalls, a kids craft area, and space for musicians and performers.


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Flemington Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Flemington Farmers' Market
(Previously known as Melbourne Showgrounds Farmers' Market) A weekly farmers market with both outdoor and undercover stalls. There is plenty of lawn space to enjoy the hearty breakfasts available. When White Hat last attended there were specialty wild mushrooms, artisan breads and specialty vegetables.


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Flemington Market
A large outdoor market featuring home made and home grown goods. Parking fees apply. Parking fees apply and no dogs are allowed.


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Food & Seed Swap at Slow Food Farmers’ Market
As mentioned in the edition of White Hat Food Newsletter focusing on 'Sustainable Food', Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) is holding their first ever fruit and veg/seed swap at the Abbotsford Convent Slow Food Farmer’s Market. If you’ve had a bountiful crop this winter and ended up with more fruit and veg than you know what to do with, they’d love you to come along and take part. Not only is this a great opportunity to show off your skills, but to also chat with with like-minded individuals and to have fun. The aim is to get members like yourself talking and discussing the successes (and failures!) of your efforts in sustainable gardening while sharing your produce as well as your knowledge. It’s also a great opportunity to swap some seeds as Spring approaches. There will be SGA volunteers heading along to give you the latest happenings on the PODs project – Productive, Organic and Diverse gardening groups. If you have a passion for gardening, want to connect with your community, meet like-minded people and make a genuine difference to the environment, why not get involved? This will be a fantastic opportunity to network and get your own POD up and running.


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Footscray Market
A large indoor market with a large range of produce and general goods.


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Fountain Gate Farmers' Market
Fountain Gate is a large conventional shopping mall and they have teamed with In Season Markets to present produce from local growers and makers on a regular basis. White Hat has not yet had a chance to check it out and will tell you more once we have done so.


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Frankston City Farmers Market
Local fresh produce direct from farmer/producer to you.


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Frankston Sunday Market
A bustling carpark market with wide variety of New Goods, Plants, Trees, Flowers, Fresh Produce, Craft, Bric-a-Brac, Great Food, Hot Donuts and a Canopy Café. Small admission charge


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Gallery Market
Art, fashion, homewares, jewellery, ceramics... all locally made in Australia. Our wonderful range of artists and designers make this market a busy and bubbling place for you to meet the makers and find wonderful Australian produced goods. Market dates: 7th November 2010, 5th December 2010 and 9th January 2011


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Gasworks Farmers' Market
A farmers' market selling fresh produce from across the state.


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Greville Village Market
An open air market with an emphasis on local design and fashion. White Hat will check it out and let you know what we think.


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Hawthorn Craft Market
Hawthorn Craft Market continues to offer stalls boasting top quality products in its new home at the Atrium, Swinburne University. Whether you’re on the lookout for a unique gift, or a little self indulgence, you’ll be spoilt for choice at the Hawthorn Craft Market. Please note relocation to Parkview Room (next to Camberwell Library), City of Boroondara Municipal Offices, Reserve Road, Camberwell.


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Heathmont Farmers' Market
A real Farmers Market offering fresh produce from around the region.Over 40 stalls selling the best in good clean food. Great country breakfast. Make your shopping a family affair. When White Hat visited in August 2008 we found a good range of fruit, vegetables, meats, condiments and other produce.


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Hello Sailor Vintage Fair
This market specialises in quality vintage clothing.


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Hurstbridge Farmers' Market
The Hurstbridge Farmers’ Market, has an emphasis on local fresh food and produce that is grown, reared, caught or made by the person selling the produce. Local producers will be given preference over producers from out of the area and the range of produce on sale will vary from season to season. Products include: free range meats, seasonal vegetables, seasonal fruit, honey, olives and olive oil, baked goods, cheeses, eggs ,seedlings, wine and more. White Hat reminds city dwellers that Hurstbridge is accessible by train and that a Sunday Saver ticket costing next to nothing. Why not make special trip and enjoy a day in community that has retained its country atmosphere?


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in.cube8r gallery
in.cube8r gallery is a shop/gallery which runs like a long term market. It is open to anyone who makes things by hand and supports all things craft, art and hand-made in Melbourne. The gallery is divided up into glass cubicles, shelves, racks and partitions which artists can lease for a small weekly cost over a three month period. There is no commission on items sold. When Whitehat visited in June2008 we discovered a treasure trove of new upcoming artisans as well as designers like Julie Ughetti, with an international reputation. The work ranges from the quirky to sophisticated and given the diversity of art work on display you appear to be guaranteed to find eclectic original pieces.


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Indie Market Place
An occasional market which crops up from time to time at changing venues. Goods on sale include babies clothing, fashion items, accessories, candles, gifts and more. Future dates to be announced.


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Karingal Uniting Church Monthly Market
Stall holders sell a variety of goods including plants, seedlings, games, tools, handcrafts, books, clothing. General bric a brac. The church canteen sells hot and cold food and drinks.


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Kidz Stuff Pre-loved Childrenswear Market
Kidz Stuff has everything you need from Pregnancy to 12 years old. 30 stalls will be selling pre-loved quality items of all shapes and sizes. Entry is free, and there will be entertainment and a lucky door prize. Stalls are $30 each.


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Kingsbury Drive Community Market
(Previously known as the Greensborough Community Market) A market with 100 stalls selling fruit, veg, plants, second hand good and home made products as well as trash and treasure. After operating for over 30 years in Greensborough, the market has moved to LaTrobe University due to redevelopment works in the Greensborough precinct. The market is located in Car Park 2 with free parking in Car Park 1. Use the North Entry to LaTrobe University on Kingsbury Drive. No dogs are allowed.


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Kingston Farmers' Market
Buy fruit & vegies, cheeses, free-range eggs, breads, olive oil, & more directly from the producer. There is a special twilight market from 4 to 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 December 2010


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La Trobe University Union Market
An indoor/outdoor market with craft, clothing and bric-a-brac.


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Ladies’ Markets
If you have stunning clothing and accessories that you’re not going to wear again and are just too beautiful to give away, why not reclaim your closet, book a stall and make some cash at the Ladies’ Markets? It’s your place in Melbourne to buy and sell womens preloved fashion and accessories. You’ll also find a selection of local designers showcasing their stylish and unique women’s ware. $3 entry fee (kids free). More information at http://www.ladiesmarkets.com.au/


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Lah de da Bazaar
The publicity describes this as "A tantalizing fashion extravaganza deep in the heart of Melbourne City – Lah De Da Bazaar is the perfect spot for all fashion hunters and avid fashionistas to discover the hidden talents of our local fashion labels and a treasure trove of dazzling vintage fashion finery. Pamper yourself and enjoy Lah de da."


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Lost & Found Market
Lost & Found is an indoor market based in a shop just off Smith Street Collingwood. It features vintage furniture, lighting, art, posters, clothes, books, records and anything collectable. Permenant and casual stalls available.


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Love, Evelyn Markets
White Hat suggests that if you are looking for a quiet Saturday afternoon you could try out the monthly market at the Evelyn Hotel where you will find clothes, handmade thingos random whatnots. You can and shop then buy a drink. On the other hand you might just buy a drink - a beer or a Bloody Mary depending on what you did the night before. Unlike other markets, we're sheltered from the upcoming winter weather. Stalls are cheap.  While you are in he area you will probably want to visit some of the coffee shops in Brunswick Street and maybe call in at the Rose Street Artists Market.


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Made N Thornbury Community Market
A market celebarting all things craft, local and community as well as stalls selling .fresh foods,locally grown produce and plants. Saturday 2nd May 2009. Further dates to be announced


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Malvern Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Manningham Farmers Produce Market
A farmers' market featuring a large range of produce including meat, vegetables, seasonal fruit, bread, eggs, olive oil & olives, chutneys, jams Food stalls and tea and coffee are also be available. Entry can be made from either Thompsons Road or Bullen Road and a small entry fee applies. The market is operated by the Templestowe Rotary Club. (Note - it was previously known as the Bulleen Farmers Market)


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Maribyrnong Makers Market
The Maribyrnong Makers Market (MMM) is a community based craft market. The MMM is an opportunity for local artists and crafts people to promote and sell their handcrafted products. Visitors will be able to purchase locally made goods, meet the makers, appreciate the talents of our local community and explore the vibrant Seddon Village. The market runs 4 times a year with an additional 2 'popup' markets. Coming markets:
  • 17 September - Mackay St, Seddon
  • 1 & 2 October - Royal Melbourne Show - Arts, Craft & Cookery Pavillion
  • 26 November - Mackay St, Seddon



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Marketto
Marketto is an organic food & produce Market which takes place in the courtyard of Sweet Caroline Hairdressing Salon. Each Market there is a beautiful range of organic fruit and vegetables from Makin' Groceries, as well as a variety of other producers and makers such as local honey from The Urban Beekeeper, mushroom kits from Fungi Culture, organic baby food, olive oil, cakes and preserves.


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Markit @ Fed Square
Markit@FedSquare is a biannual curated design market focusing on illustrative and decorative based design products including fashion, jewellery, homewares, stationery & illustration. Markit@FedSquare invites you to meet the designers, talk with them about their products and buy something beautiful.


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Mathilda's Market, Hawthorn
Mathilda's Market showcases and sells beautiful handcrafted and limited production baby and kids goods. We carefully handpick our stallholders to bring you the most divine and original clothing, accessories, homewares and toys for the little ones. Plenty of free parking at the back of the Town Hall.


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McKinnon Farmers Market
Buy straight from the former or producer at this new farmers market.


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Melbourne Design Market
An event held several times a year showcasing products from a range of Melbourne designers. It usually attracts a large number of visitors with stalls featuring clothing, accessories, homewares, furniture, lighting and more. Speak to the deisgners and enjoy the food and coffee on offer. Entry charges apply. Next market from 10am, Sunday 29th July 2012


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Milleara Shopping Centre Craft Market
Some markets situated inside shopping malls are rather sad affairs, but not this one. White Hat found a range of quality hand made goods as wll as furniture and homemaking goods. This is just the place to pick up some lovingly made baby clothes. There is also a a strong community feel which sets apart from many markets of this type.


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Minsky's Market at House of Burlesque
White Hat blushes to mention the type of items available at this market at the House of Burlesque but they include lingerie, corsets, and tassels at clearout prices. The market at House of Burlesque is hidden away on the vibrant Brunswick Street Fitzroy, above Calico House. While you are in he area you will probably want to visit some of the coffee shops in Brunswick Street and maybe call in at the Rose Street Artists Market.


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Monash Campus Market
The Campus Market is open to University Staff, Students and the general public. There is lots of variety including plants,fresh flowers, books, clothes, CD's, jewellery, sunglasses, winter and summer accessories, hand bags, lingerie. Some vacancies exist for interested stallholders. Enquiries welcome.


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Monthly Healers Market
Free entry. Massage, Reiki, Reflexology, handmade jewellery, soaps and candles, Tarot readings, Shell Essences, Aromatherapy, Spirit Art, Pranic Healing and lots more. Food and Beverages available.


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Monty Farmers Market
Nestled in the beautiful surrounds of the peaceful suburb of Montmorency the Monty Farmers Market features all of the fantastic produce that Victoria has to offer. Visit our friendly stallholders at this authentic and diverse farmers market while the kids have fun with the petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting. Gold coin entry (proceeds go to Montmorency Primary School). Please note: There will be an additional twilight market with entertainment from 4pm to 8.30pm on Wednesday 21th December 2011


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Moorabbin Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Mount Street Craft Market
An outdoor market selling home made and home grown goods. (Please note - this market used to operate monthly but now only operates in November and December).


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Mount Waverley Rotary Market
A fairly sizeable market offering Home-made, Home-grown and Hand-crafted items. Lots to see and buy! Partially undercover, plenty of parking.


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Mulgrave Farmers Market
More than 45 stallholders selling everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables to fresh-cut flowers.


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Mulgrave Makers Market
The Mulgrave Makers Market is a new and exciting showcase for all things handmade in Melbourne. The makers market takes place alongside the thriving Mulgrave Farmers Market in the grounds of The Body Shop‘s HQ in the heart of the southeastern suburbs. This market boasts more than 45 stallholders selling everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables to fresh-cut flowers, and attracts more than 2,000 customers every week. The Mulgrave Makers Market is a great opportunity to discover local creative talent in a relaxed and sociable community hub, and to get your hands on unique gifts before they reach the shops. Meet the crafters themselves and get inspired with regular workshops. So bring your kids, coax your neighbours, soak in the village atmosphere and enjoy a rare occasion where you can honestly say, ‘every one is a winner‘. Free entry and ample free car parking on site (enter from Jacksons Road)


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Munchkin Markets - Point Cook
Our market caters to those who want to buy and sell quality, used and new babies and children’s clothing, toys, prams, cots, nursery furniture and anything to do with babies and children! A great way to save precious dollars or to make some through holding a stall of your own. Over 45 Stalls - Lots of variety Free face painting & kids’ activities. Come along and grab a bargain. Further information at www.munchkinmarkets.com.au


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Murrumbeena Community Market
At this Boutique indoor market you will find art, craft, handcrafted jewellery, gourmet foods, fresh produce, plants, organic skin care products, eco-products and items sold in support of community groups. Visit the community garden then sit, read a paper, relax and enjoy refreshments. Market entry by coin donation. Dates are 4th December 2010, 16th April 2011,16th July 2011, 8th October 2011, 2nd December 2011


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Myuna Market
A not-for-profit fruit and vegetable market.


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North Essendon Farmers Market
Please note that the North Essendon Farmers Market is now in recess until we are able to return to our original site at Lincoln Park.


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Northcote Town Hall Kris Kringle Night Markets
The Northcote Town Hall Kris Kringle Night Markets are on again with over 50 stall holders selling locally hand crafted items such as designer fashion, accessories, giftware, jewellery, ceramics, woodcrafts, homewares, kids’ items, and much, much more. Bring the family and enjoy free live entertainment each week while you shop. Food available on site.


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Northcote Town Hall Winter Artisans' Markets
Northcote Town Hall’s annual Winter Artisans’ Markets return again, offering an exciting range of high quality locally handcrafted items, including clothing, jewellery, accessories, beauty products, homewares, ceramics and an extra assortment of goodies to add Winter cheer, including snuggly knitwear and felted goods. Free live music and artisan demonstrations on site.


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Northern Community Market
This is the first community market in the Hume region. White Hat suggests you head along and support the not for profit group of mothers who have organised this market to help out small home-based businesses. Kids clothes, handmade goodies, health products, jewellery and home made desserts and pastries


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Northside Makers Market
The Northside Makers Collective is a group focused on encouraging craft in the Northern Suburbs. Their markets, held on selected Saturdays, feature food, childrenswear, stationery, art and more. Market dates are 10th October 2009, 28th November 2009, 6th February 2010, 13th March 2010.


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Nunawading Market
Art & Craft market. Gourmet foods, fresh produce, original art & craft ,jewellery, garden products, gifts, baby wear.


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Oakleigh Market
An indoor food market with a small number of permenant shops including butcher, deli & greengrocer. Trading days are Wednesday 7am to 4pm; Thursday 7am to 6pm; Friday 7am to 7pm and Saturday 7am to 1.30pm


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Oakleigh Rotary Market
An outdoor community market with produce and trash & treasure. Some carpark markets are straggly and slightly soorry affairs, but not this one. White Hat can recommend the produce - we suspect that a lot of it is grown in (largely Greek) back gardens in the Oakleigh area.


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One Market in Williamstown
One Market is all about beautifully made food, fashion and wares. New and vintage. Our emphasis is on quality, taste and design. On the first Sunday of every month (except January) at the beautiful church in the main stretch of Williamstown.


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Organic Farmers' Market
The Organic Farmers' Market complements the Queen Victoria Market's existing organic offer with selected regional producers offering only authentic organic produce. Meet growers and food artisans who truly understand sustainable farming methods. This is an Organic Farmers’ Market and as such all businesses operating from the Market must be registered with one of the recognised organic certifying bodies.

  • Spring: 9am - 4pm, Sunday 5 September 2010
  • Summer: 9am - 4pm, Sunday 5 December 2010
  • Autumn: 9am - 4pm, Sunday 6 March 2011
  • Winter: 9am - 4pm, Sunday 5 June 2011



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Original Mould
Original Mould is a unique project initiated from local creative minds working to provide lasting opportunities and a starting point for underground, emerging local artists Original Mould is designed to provide a platform for young emerging artists or art enthusiasts from Melbourne to showcase their own designs and art in a small market space open to the public. In its debut year, the market is a celebration of the thriving artistic talent found within the confines of the city of Melbourne. The daylong market event will promote local undiscovered artists and provide them with the opportunity to cross promote to a keen consumer audience and industry personnel, maximising a potential future in a quasi-commercial industry. With a mix of street art, fashion, design and fine art, along with live music from local band The Adventure Spirit - the venue will transform into a bustling independent art and design arena. 1000 Pound Bend is a Melbourne street level converted Harley Davidson warehouse located in the CDB. Already a popular hub with young creative's in Melbourne this is the perfect venue to hold Original Mould. Next market, 6th November 2010.


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Peek A Boo Market - Baby & Childrens Market
Peek A Boo Market your baby & childrens market offers huge bargain prices on quality pre loved items related from newborn, baby to preschool kids. You can find just about everything from furniture, clothing, toys, prams, books, high chairs to car seats and many more. Entry Fee $2. To Book A Stall visit our website at www.peekaboomarket.com.au


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Prahran Market
A large suburban market with produce and general goods. More information on Prahran Market.


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Preston Farmers Market
Set in a tree lined oval this market offers a range of produce direct from the grower or maker. A small entry fee applies.


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Preston Market
Preston market is a large market selling fresh produce, meat, poultry and fish as well as a wide range of general goods. White Hat particular recommends Preston Market if you are shopping for a family on a tight budget. It is located next to the railway station and trams, and there are several supermarkets in the complex if you need to top up on anything not sold in the market. More information on Preston Market.


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Queen Victoria Market
Victoria's premier market and major tourist attraction with fresh produce and general goods. More information at Queen Victoria Market.


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Queen Victoria Night Market
A thriving night market held at the Queen Victoria Market. There are a large number of food stalls, music and entertainment as well as a range of interesting merchandise.

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Regional Producers Market
The Regional Producers’ Market at Queen Victoria Market recognises the important link between farm produce, farmers and markets. Located in the centre of the vibrant and bustling Queen Victoria Market, it will showcase food and wine from country Victorian regions including the High Country, Yarra Valley, East Gippsland and Mornington Peninsula. The launch event for Market Week, the Regional Producers' Market will bring to Melbourne the very best of regional Victorian produce and the producers who know it best.


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Reservoir Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Richmond (Gleadell Street) Market
A traditional outdoor street produce market with 65 stalls Fresh fruit and vegetables, foodstuufs, flowers and a fishmonger. More information at Gleadell Street Market.


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Rose Street Artists Market
Roughly based on designer markets in London, Berlin and Europe and situated only a short distance from Brunswick Street Fitzroy, this market showcases over 50 cotemporary artists and designers each week. During renovations the market will be open Saturdays only and then come (approx) December it will revert to Saturdays & Sundays. More information.


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Round She Goes preloved fashion market
Round She Goes is a preloved fashion market for women in Melbourne. At Round She Goes you can buy preloved designer and quality vintage fashion and accessories from over 85 different stallholders (now that’s pretty big). There is also locally designed jewellery and accessories and even some cool craft. Round She Goes has become a not-to-be-missed event in Melbourne.


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Rowville Farmers Market
Based at Rowville Primary School with its Stephanie Alexander Garden Program, this farmers market offers fresh seasonal produce direct from the farmers, growers and producers. Whether it has been picked, plucked, brewed or stewed you simply cannot get it fresher than fresh at a Farm Fresh Certified Farmers' Market. Rowville Farmers' Market is an authentic market allowing you to meet the farmer/grower/producer face to face, discovering exactly where your food comes from and how it was grown.


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Rural Christmas Market
Handmade goods.


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Salon Muse
Salon Muse is a showcase of work by local artisans including homeware (glassware, ceramics, lighting, wood, fabric, cushions), screen printing (cloth and artwork), interior design artwork, jewellery, clothing, hats, scarves, belts. Come along and enjoy this boutique market to the sounds of acoustic music.


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Sandringham Village Craft Market
A small specialty market featuting craft, plants and other goods..White Hat can recommend a visit to this market even if it is only to enjoy the atmosphere created by a small suburban Masonic Hall.


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Seaford Farmers Market
A Farmers Market organised by the Rotary Club of Frankston has a wide variety of farm fresh produce including fruits, vegetables, meats, breads and pastas. A small entry donation with proceeds to community projects. When White Hat last visited (Sept 2011) we enjoyed the pleasnt atmosphere down by the creek. This market is perhaps a little lighter on for vegetables than many farmers markets but makes up for that with its varities of oils, condiment, meats and other produce.


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Shirt and Skirt Markets



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Show Pony - Arts/Crafts/Design Market
Show Pony the Carlton Hotel & Studio's design market is a unique market outlet for locally made objects, furniture, lighting, art and people with music, food & drinks on a Sunday. Curated to present a collective of locally made souvenirs and objects being sold while the Carlton Hotel clientele wine & dine. For trader applications and enquiries:Email info@aestheticalliance.org. Current dates - 21st Feb, 21st March, 18th April, 16th May, 13th June & 18th July 2010


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Sisters' Market
Sisters’ Market is a market founded by two sisters. They love finding diverse items that both inspire and excite. And let’s face it…they love to shop! The market features an array of stalls filled with artwork, clothing, accessories, food, body products, home wares and other quality goods. As White Hat predicted in our newsletter after we had attended their very first market "we expect this market to be around for a number of years to come and to build a build a strong community following".

Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St Northcote

  • Saturday 18th August 10am-4pm
  • Saturday 20th October 10am-4pm
  • Friday 7th December 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 8th December 10am-4pm

Brunswick Town Hall, 266 Sydney Rd Brunswick

  • Saturday 8th September 10am-4pm
  • Friday 30th November 5pm-9pm
  • Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm



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Slow Food Farmers' Market
A farmers' market in the spirit of the international slow food movement featuring farm fresh & organic seasonal fruit, vegetables, seedlings, flowers, hersbs & juices plus breads, olive oil, eggs, rare breed and free range meat, chooks, fresh & smoked fish, home made condiments, specialist cheeses. This is a plastic bag free market so BYO trolley, basket & bags. A small entry fee applies.


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South Melbourne Market
A large undercover produce and general market. More information at South Melbourne Market.


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Southside Market
White Hat suggests that if you enjoy the Wonderfully Pretty Market in Fitzroy Street (which we reviewed in an earlier newsletter) you are also likely to enjoy the Southside Market featuring handmade and vintage wares. Based in the St Kilda RSL (Var open at midday with drinks at RSL prices) girls & guys will find a cheeky selection handmade and vintage wares. The vintage wares are generally of high quality. You will also find fashions by emerging designers as well as original accessories and treats.


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Spotswood Farmers Market
What was once somewhat of an industrial wasteland Spotswood is now a vibrant and groovy seaside suburb. With a strong organic feel the Spotswood Farmers Market will be high on the must-do list for locals and residents of surrounding suburbs Yarraville, Newport and Williamstown. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting. Gold coin entry (proceeds go to Spotswood Primary School).


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Springvale Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.


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Springvale Sunday Market
The Rotary Club of Springvale City host a market with trash, treasure, atys, crafts, clothes, tools toys, second hand goods etc. Stall fee $10 Entry fee, gold coin.


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Sprout Community Market
Sprout has an emphasis on local crafts & produce & is a rubbish free market. Organically grown produce & preserves, dried herbs & teas, artworks, seedlings & plants; music; food; kids activities; local, handmade, craft & 2nd hand stalls; excess home grown produce from local community.


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St Marks Craft Market
St Marks Craft Market has been held at St Marks for many years and consists of a variety of stalls including: home baking, preserves, jewellery, greeting cards, hand knits, home crafts, plants, pre-loved clothing, footwear and toys, come in for Devonshire tea and have a browse. New stall holders welcome Contact Patti 9354 3082 or Bev 9478 5858


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St Albans Market
A relatively small but bustling produce market offering what White Hat considers to be particularly good value for food shoppers. More information > >


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St Kilda Twilight Market
Thursday evenings come alive in the St Kilda O'Donnell Gardens beside Luna Park on Acland St. With international food, vintage, hand designed and speciality clothing jewellery, holistic services and art. In the most beautiful location beneath the palm trees beside Luna Park delight in finding a treasure that you never knew existed.


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St Matthews Family Market Day
The St Matthews Family Market Day has fairy floss, cake and coffee, popcorn, showbags, lucky dips, nail painting, sports clinics, kids corner, temporary tattoos, raffles and lots more stalls.


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Sunday Arts @ The Convent
View, discuss and purchase works from painters, jewellers, printmakers, writers, photographers textileartists and other creative individuals.


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Sunday Market at the Arts Centre
An undercover and outdoor market with a wide range of arts and crafts.


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Sunshine Market
A market which says it has lots and lots of bargains and we have no reason to disbelieve them. White Hat has not yet been able to attends so we will give a fuller description after we plan a visit.


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Supper Market
The Supper Market at the Abbotsford Convent and it’s only 4km from the city. There is a range of food on the food hawker stalls, and shoppers have numbers of products on offer, while people looking for entertainment will find circus performers roaming the grounds, music lovers will enjoy acoustic music played by local musicians. White Hat suggests that those who want to be outdoors on a summery Friday night should consider the Supper Market. Bring your picnic rug and enjoy sitting on the garden lawns while eating fresh food served from the hawker food stalls.




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Take 2 Markets
Take 2 Markets is Melbourne's premier recycled fashion event for women. Our March event is part of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program and we are staging a whimsical fashion show at 1pm. In addition to the fabulous bargain fashion buys there will be a whole room of pampering treats and brand new merchandise. Come along and spoil yourself.
  • Sunday 21st March 2010 – Melbourne Fashion Festival event
  • Saturday 17th April - men's & women's event
  • Sunday 27th June 2010 – our 3rd birthday
  • Saturday 21st August 2010
  • Sunday 17th October 2010
Please note the 4th December market is no longer taking place



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The Caulfield Market at the Racecourse
Gourmet seasonal producers and growers mixed with hand made local boutique crafts. Dates for 2014 to be announced.


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The Esplanade Market, St Kilda
An outdoor market with over 200 stalls of original art and handcrafts made by the stallholders. White Hat suggests that you can combine a visit to this market with a quiet drink at the Espy, a visit to Luna Park, a coffee in Acland Street or a meal in Fitzroy Street.


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The Handmade Show
The Handmade Show is a community minded makers market in the South-East of Melbourne, Victoria, where crafters and artisans showcase and sell their wares. The Handmade Show is a non-profit group run by the stall-holders. We all do our part in making this market great! So jump on board this ride with us, become a follower, and share the love of making with us all. For more details and to apply to become an exhibitor please visit our blog: http://thehandmadeshow.blogspot.com/


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The Ivanhoe Makers Market
This indoor market is been curated by an artist-led viewing committee and showcases local Arts and Crafts.


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The North Melbourne Market
With a large number of stalls winding through the Lithuanian Club, you can expect to see a range of wares from unique vintage finds, to tasty homebaked treats, to handmade toys, clothing, stationary, textiles and homewares. A small entry fee applies. Forthcoming markets are from 10am to 3pm, 22nd July, 19th August & 9th September 2012.


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The Substation Farmers Market
A farmers' market with produce and artisan foods on offer at every market and stallholders will include growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables including organics and heirloom varieties. There is also some free-range meats, milk and cheeses, baked goods, olive oil, preserves, honey, wine and flowers.


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Thomastown Trash & Treasure Market
A large outdoor market with all manner of hardware, clothing, odds and ends and kitchen goods. White Hat can recommend this market for DIY enthusiasts. Parking is available and a small entry charge applies. As you can see in the photograph, if you want to buy a roll of carpet, this is the place to go.


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Thread Den Market Day
Handmade - Melbourne Indie Design. Vintage clothing & bric a brac. There will be over 50 market stalls, activities for the kids and great door prizes. Entry via gold coin donation.


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Treasures at Trinity
A boutique market to indulge yourself with beautiful, unique and stylish items, giftware and plants. Relax in the tearoom over a cup of coffe or enjoy a barbequed sausage for lunch.


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Vanity Fair
At Vanity Fair Vintage Fashion Market you will find up to twenty five vintage fashion and accessory dealers from Melbourne, country Victoria and interstate with fashion and fashion accessories spanning two hundred years. On racks there will be small waisted Victorian gowns, fabulous beaded twenties dresses, immaculately cut forties suits, flared skirts from the fifties, minis from the sixties and even big shouldered eighties numbers while on tables there will be jewellery costing anything from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars, Leather handbags, scarves and shawls, patterns, starched linen, tea towels from far away lands, packets of stockings, card after card of buttons and bobbins and lace. and if you cannot find what you are looking for at the vanity fair market at Windsor, then it is more than likely that one of the dealers will be able to find it for you or offer advice as to where you will find what you are looking for. A small entry fee applies.


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Veg Out St Kilda Farmers' Market
Fresh & organic produce at Veg Out Community Garden. White Hat recommends a visit to this market if you are interested to see what can be achieved when a suburban bowling green is converted into a community vegetable garden. We should also mention that although the Veg Out title implies vegetarians only, omnivores are catered for. White Hat can recommend this as one of Melbourne's better farmers' markets, with a good atmosphere and a wide range.


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Wantirna Trash & Treasure Market
A large outdoor market selling new & second hand goods, antiques & craft. A small entry fee applies. Casual stallholders are welcome. The venue can cater for cars and trailers on the site. White Hat would advise 'professional buyers' to pay the additional fee for early bird entry at7am if you want to get first pick of the stock.


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Warrandyte Community Craft Market
An outdoor market selling hand made goods and produce.


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Watsonia Pre-Loved Kids Toys & Clothing Sale
Stalls selling pre-loved babies and kids' toys, clothing and lots more. Bargains for everyone. No entry fees. Food available and kids entertainment.


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Watsonia Saturday Market
The Watsonia Neighbourhood House is a not for profit organization in the Watsonia community where people can come and participate in our various classes held at the House. Garden Setting, Sausage Sizzle, Some Indoor Stalls, Plants, Craft, Jewellery, Paintings for Sale and more. Bookings and Enquiries: phone 9434 6717 on Thursdays and ask for Gwen


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Wheelers Hill Farmers Market
Fall in love with local food. When White Hat visited this market in August 2008 we found a good range of fresh produce in the very pleasant surrounds of Jells Park. Full details at www.rfm.net.au


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Whitehorse Farmers' Market
White Hat can recommend this market with farm-sourced and organic produce set in pleasant parkland as one of Melbourne's better farmers' markets. It has quite a range of stalls and a good balance of produce from fruit, veg and meats through to chutneys and olive oils.


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Williamstown Craft Market
A large outdoor market in an atmospheric location featuring handcrafted wares, arts, crafts and other goods. Accommodation near this market >>


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Williamstown Farmers Market

Farmers markets are first recorded in Williamston in the 1840s. The tradition has been revived in the original Market Reserve (now Robertson Reserve) with farmers markets twice a month. More details at Williamstown Farmers Market.




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Wonderfully Pretty Market
Presenting a selection of Melbourne-based designer and vintage clothes.


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Worn Wild - Alternative Designers
An occasional alternative designers market. $5 earlybird entry; $10 after 3:30pm. Fashion show at 4:30pm.


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Yarraville Gardens Farmers' Market
Organic Fruit & Vegies, Eggs, Organic Breads, Olive Products, Wines, Plants incl Indigenous, Pestos/Dips, Organic Coffee, Cheeses, . Grassed areas for sitting, picnicing, children's playground, dog park. Plenty of parking. The market is set in a pleasant community park and White Hat recommends it as a good place to let the kids (and the dog) run around while you pck up some healthy food. Further details at www.farmersmarket.net.au


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Defunct Markets

To the best of White Hat's knowledge, the following markets no longer operate:

Croydon Market
The now-defunct Croydon Market

  • Abbotsford Market
  • Bank St Market South Melbourne
  • The twilight Bayside Market in Frankston
  • Bayswater Farmers' Market
  • Box Hill Art & Craft Market
  • Carlton Gardens Farmers' Market
  • Castle Lane Bazaar Vintage and Artisan Market
  • Century City Walk Twilight Market
  • Chelsea RSL Market
  • Christmas Hills Community Market & Car Boot Sale
  • To White Hat's knowledge, the Chinatown Market no longer operates
  • The Collectors Market is still running but has changed its name to Docklands Sunday Market.
  • Craigieburn Craft Market
  • Cranbourne Farmers Market
  • The Creations at Canterbury Market has been recreated as the Treasures at Trinity market (see above)
  • The Croydon Market which opened in 1908 closed in June 2010
  • The Dancing Dog Market in Footscray
  • Dingley Market
  • The Finders Market at Abbotsford Convent
  • Fitzroy Street Farmers Markey, St Kilda
  • The Greensborough Community Market has relocated to La Trobe University and is now called the Kingsbury Drive Community Market
  • Hamlyn Heights Farmers Market
  • Holmesglen TAFE Farmers' Market
  • Hunt Club Market Deer Park - there was no sign of a market when White Hat visited in June 2008
  • The Diamond Valley Community Market changed its name to La Trobe Community Market and then to Kingsbury Drive Community Market which still operates and thrives in the carpark at la Trobe Univeristy
  • Docklands Farmers' Market
  • Endeavour Hills Farmers' Market
  • Father Bob's Market in South Melbourne
  • Frankston Farmers Market (not to be confused with Frankston City Farmers Market) has clsoed
  • Frederick's Market, Brunswick
  • The Gardens Market at the Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Greville Street Sunday Market
  • Hampton Craft Market - when White Hat attended in July 2008 there was no sign of a market and the contact phone number was disconnected
  • Highlands Farmers Market Craigieburn
  • The Knox School Farmers' Market
  • Lilydale Market & Lilydale Chapel Night Market
  • Manningham Community Produce Market
  • Market 208 in Northcote
  • Melbourne Showgrounds Market
  • Melton Indoor Market
  • Modish Creators Market
  • Montrose Car Boot Sale
  • Mordi Market (Mordialloc)
  • Mount Dandenong Village Market
  • Mount Evelyn Scouts Market
  • Mount St Craft Market
  • North Court Market - University of Melbourne
  • North Melbourne Farmers' Market
  • Pakenham Racecourse Trash and Treasure White Elephant Market (aka Old and New Market)
  • Parkdale Primary School Community Market
  • Pascoe Vale Farmers Market
  • Pentridge Market
  • Pipeworks Market
  • Ringwood Market
  • Southbank Farmers Market - due to unavailability of teh site, Southbank Farmers Market will not be running in 2015
  • The Springs Market at Caroline Springs
  • Springvale Night Market
  • St James Car Boot Sale - East St Kilda
  • St Joseph's Springvale
  • St Kilda Rainbow Market
  • Surrey Hills Neighbourhood Centre Market ceased to operate in December 2010
  • Templestowe Farmers Market
  • Thornbury Farmers Market
  • Up and Comers Fashion Market
  • Viewbank College Farmers' Market (did not open)
  • Waterfront City Market
  • Werribee Racecourse Market
  • Westerfolds Park Farmers Market
  • Williamstown Producers' Market
  • Windmill Gardens Craft Market
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You can find a comprehensive guide to markets around Australia at The White Hat Guide to Markets in Australia.

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