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On a standard Wednesday in Melbourne you will find several of the larger suburban markets open in including Footscray, Preston and South Melbourne Markets. However if you are prepared to take a trip to Mornington, about an hour from Melbourne, you will find one of Victoria's largest craft markets.

As well as visiting markets, you may be interested in our suggestions for 20 Things to do in Melbourne on a Wednesday.

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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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

Selected Wednesdays in Summer

 

Blenders Lane - Melbourne
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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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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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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."
9am - 1pm (craft market 2pm), Saturdays & Wednesdays

 

CERES Community Environment Park, 8 Lee Street - East Brunswick
Enquiries: 03) 9389 0100
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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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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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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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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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Luna 1878 Winter Night Market

White Hat suggests you rug up and venture into the winter air to see what the Victoria Market can serve up in terms of food, stalls and entertainment
5pm to 10pm, Wednesdays in August 2013

 

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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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Mornington Village Shopping Centre Market

An indoor market with home made and home produced goods.
9am-3pm, Wednesdays

 

241 Main Street, - Mornington
(Mel ref 104 E12) Enquiries: (03) 5975 5702
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Mornington Wednesday Market

This is not one of your "let's try it and see if it works" markets that has cropped up in recent years - this one has been around for 30 years rain, hail or shine and shows no signs of getting any less popular. White Hat can recommend this market (one of Victoria’s longest running street markets) as well worth a visit for those interested in homemade crafts, baked goodies, home grown plants and produce.
9am-4pm, Wednesdays

 

Main Street, - Mornington
Enquiries: (03) 5975 4522
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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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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 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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5.30 to 10pm, Wednesdays to 26th March 2014

 

Cnr Elizabeth and Victoria Streets - Melbourne
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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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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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19 April, 2014

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