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Ballarat Antique Market

This large antique market with a wide range of items is located on two floors of an old school building and also contains a museum with a small entry charge.It is morein the nature of a very large antique store and does not appear to have the space to cater for casual stallholders. When White Hat last visited (in April 2008) there was also a specialist coins area.
10am to 5pm, daily

 

Antique & Collectables Centre, 9 Humffray Street North, - Ballarat
(Mel ref 609 A12) Enquiries: (03) 5331 7996
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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.
Daily

 

661 Sydney Road - Brunswick
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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.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 7am to 7pm, Saturday 7am to 5pm

 

Camberwell Junction - Camberwell
Enquiries: (03) 9539 1361
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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.
8.30am to 3pm Wednesdays; 8:30am -to 2pm Fridays; 8.30am to 4.30pm Sundays

 

Caribbean Gardens, Ferntree Gully Road, - Scoresby
(Mel ref 72 G10) Enquiries: (03) 9763 7688
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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.
10am to 6pm, daily

 

217 Chapel Street - Prahran
Enquiries: (03) 9529 3174
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Dandenong Market

A large market with fresh produce and a wide range of goods. More information on Dandenong Market.
Tue & Fri 8am - 4pm, Sat 7am - 3pm

 

Cnr. Clow & Cleeland Street, - Dandenong
(Mel ref 90 D7) Enquiries: (03) 9701 3850
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Daylesford Mill Markets

A large indoor market with an emphasis on antiques, retro fashion and collecatables. New stallholders are welcome. White Hat recommends that the serious browser for retro and memorabilia sets aside plenty of time because there is a seriously large amount of goods on display.
10am to 6pm, 7 days a week

 

105 Central Springs Road - Daylesford
Enquiries: (03) 5348 4332
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Drysdale Community Craft Shop Inc

The Drysdale Community Craft Shop has a range of unique uandcrafted uoods made by their members, Specialised baby bear, band bmbroidery, bnique jewellery, folk art, fand made cards, wedding charms, Australiana, paintings, patchwork & quilting. They also have a Lay-by and Order Service.
11am to 4pm daily

 

8-20 High Street - Drysdale
Enquiries: (03) 5251 1605
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Footscray Market

A large indoor market with a large range of produce and general goods.
7am-3pm Wed, 7am-6pm Thur, 7am-8pm Fri, 7am-4pm Sat

 

Cnr Hopkins 7 leeds Streets (opposite Footscray Railway Station) - Footscray
Enquiries: (03) 9687 1205
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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.
9am to 2pm, Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays

 

Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, 352 Princes Highway - Narre Warren
Enquiries: (03) 9704 6666
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Geelong Mill Markets

Until recently, this location hosted a large and popular market. That market has relocated to Newcomb (see below). The remaining Geelong Mills Matket now has a large array of retro advertising signs, furniture, and larger and quirky mechanical and industrial equipment. White Hat can recommend this market as a good source for those looking to do a quirky fitout as well as to theatre companies and film-makers looking for genuine period props. It now functions more as a warehouse so give a ring before making a special trip.
various hours, Monday to Friday

 

3 Mackey Street - North Geelong
Enquiries: (03) 5278 9989
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Geelong Night Market

Based on the successful Night Market at Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, the Geelong Night Market features stalls with everything from a well-being area to eclectic wares and artisans to live entertainment. Street food showcases cuisines from around the world and there are activities for families to enjoy. White Hat can recommend this market as an atmospheric contribution to the relaxed atmosphere of Geelong over the summer holiday period.
Fridays Jan & Feb 2015 (tbc)

 

Johnstone Park, Cnr Mercer & Gheringhap Streets - Geelong
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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.
Tues 11 to 5, Wed to Sat 11 to 6, Sun 12 to 4

 

321 Smith Street - Fitzroy
Enquiries: (03) 8415 0321
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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.
10am to 6pm, Daily

 

1-5 Perry Street - Collingwood
Enquiries: (03) 9419 4477
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Mill Markets Newcomb

A large indoor market with permenant and casual stallholders selling antiques,collectables, vintage clothing, homewares, memmorabilia and retro fashions. White Hat suggests that if you enjoy the Chapel Street Bazaar in Melbourne you will find a similar range of items at the Newcomb Mill Market but with more space to move.
10am to 6pm, daily

 

114 Bellarine Highway - Newcomb
Enquiries: (03) 5248 2390
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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.
9.00 - 4.30pm, Wed, Thur & Fri (during semesters)

 

Monash University , Wellington Road, - Clayton
(Mel ref 70 G10) Enquiries: (03) 9905 4130
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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
Wednesday to Saturday

 

12 to 18 Chester Street Oakleigh - Oakleigh
Enquiries: (03) 9563 4995
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Pombo Mart

A very large building (originally a butter factory) with a large range of antiques, collectables, old wares and plenty of surprises. White Hat recommends that if you are travelling the Princes Highway between Geelong and Warrnambool that you take a break at the Pombo Mart. There is a cafe and one of  the proprietors is Peter Brocklehurst "The singing cobbler" continues to ply his trade repairing watches and shoes, cutting keys and engraving. More information at Pombo Mart
Thursday to Monday, public holidays and 7 days per week during school holidays

 

2846 Princes Highway - Pomborneit North
Enquiries: (03) 5594 7312
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Prahran Market

A large suburban market with produce and general goods. More information on Prahran Market.
Tue & Sat dawn - 5pm, Thur & Fri dawn - 6pm, Sun 10am-3pm

 

163 - 185 Commercial Road, (near Chapel Street) - South Yarra
Enquiries: (03) 8290 8220
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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.
Wed 8am - 3pm. Thur 8am - 6pm, Fri 8am - 8pm, Sat 8am - 3pm

 

The Centreway, - Preston
Enquiries: (03) 9478 3130
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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.
Tue &Thur 6am - 2pm, Fri 6am - 6pm, Sat 6am - 3 pm, Sun 9am - 4pm

 

Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria Streets - Melbourne
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Shepparton Bush Market

A bargain day with shopkeepers setting up stalls in the main street of Shepparton. Family entertainment and rides.
9am to 9pm, last Friday in February (to be confirmed)

 

Maude Street Mall, - Shepparton
(Mel ref 621 J7) Enquiries: (03) 5821 9186
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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
10am to 4pm, selected Saturdays

 

Brunswick Town Hall, Sydney Road - Brunswick
Enquiries: (03) 9240 1111
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South Melbourne Market

A large undercover produce and general market. More information at South Melbourne Market.
Wed 8am - 4pm, Fri 8am - 5pm, Sat & Sun 8am-4pm

 

Cecil Street, - cnr Cecil & York Streets, South Melbourne
(Mel ref 2K B1) Enquiries: (03) 9209 6295
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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 > >

 

- St Albans
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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.

6pm to 10pm, Fridays, 5th Dec 2014 to 13th March 2015

 

Abbotsford Convent. 1 St.Heliers Street - Abbotsford
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Up Markets

New Fashion,Vintage and Cultural Art, become a stall holder in Lorne new indoor permanent market, we do all the hard work for you selling your products seven days a week, prime beachfront location in the heart of lorne's lively shopping hub, stalls and wall space available now.
10am to 6pm daily

 

144 Mount Joy Parade - Lorne
Enquiries: (03) 5289 5052
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Vintage Market (Rosebud West)

Vintage Market - held at Broadway Bazaar. This is a permanent market, full of vintage and retro bargains held in the old Broadway Theatre in Rosebud Pde, Rosebud. (beach side of the Rosebud Cinemas.) With over 60 permanent stalls of clothing, bric a brac, collectables, jewelry, curios. Café attached. Ph (03) 5982 1212. Open 7 days. Mon - Sat : 9.30am - 5pm. Sun : 10am - 3pm
11am to 3pm, 3rd Sunday of month

 

old Broadway Theatre, Rosebud Pde - Rosebud West
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Warrnambool Mill Markets

A market operated in the same style as the mills markets in Newtown and Daylesford. Stalls are available on a monthly lease and you will find all manner of clothing, jewellery, antiques, collectables and bric-a-brac. The market is located in the factory and gardens created by Fletcher Jones.

 

Fletcher Jones Gardens, Princes Highway - Warrnambool
Enquiries: (03) 5562 5060
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20 December, 2014

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