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Events in Melbourne

Sunday 4th August 2024

As well as the specific events, markets, exhibitions and attractions listed below for this particular Sunday, you may also be interested in our general suggestions for 20 Things To Do in Melbourne on a Sunday.

Dome Promenade Tours

Exhibition Building Dome with city skyline in background

Experience the magnificent Royal Exhibition Building Dome Promenade on a one hour guided tour. Discover the rich history of this iconic building while taking in uninterrupted views of the Melbourne city skyline.

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Markets in Melbourne

Sunday 4th August 2024

As well as the specific markets listed below for this particular Sunday, you may also be interested in the White Hat Guide to all Sunday Markets.


Heffernan Lane Night Market

On Friday, Satuday and Sunday evenings Heffernan Lane in Chinatown is given over to a 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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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 moved to LaTrobe University. 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. This is a dog-friendly 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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Rose Street Artists Market

Loosely 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. More information >>.

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South Melbourne Market

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

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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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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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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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Hawthorn Craft Market

As White Hat has observed elsewhere in these pages, names change but many things remain the same. The White Hawthorn Craft Market used to  be found at the Hawthorn Town Hall. Now  the Hawthorn Makers Market can be found at the Hawthorn Arts Centre - basically the same market at the same venue but both refreshed to move with the times. The important thing is that this market, one of the oldest of its type in Melbourne, is still operated by the Rotary Club which means that virtually all dollars raised through (volunteer) management of the Market and any donations collected on market days are directed to the charitable activities of the Rotary Club and programs in the community. Over 70 stalls can be browsed in this wonderful heritage building.

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Hurstbridge Market

The Hurstbridge 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. Why not make special trip and enjoy a day in community that has retained its country atmosphere?

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Prahran Market

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

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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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Beaumaris North Community Market

The Beaumaris North Community Market, offers goods in the following categories:

  • Produce (fruit & vegetables),
  • Deli (cured meats and cheeses, olives, eggs, etc)
  • Meat (fresh, local raised)
  • Seafood (fresh, local catch)
  • Bakery (bread, cakes, snacks, etc),
  • Take-away Food (hot food & beverages),
  • Alcohol (craft spirits, Craft beers, Victorian Wines),
  • Garden (potted plants, cut flowers & supplies),
  • Crafts (handmade goods and restored period pieces),
  • New Goods (Australian made, no second hand goods)

A small entry charge applies. BYO bags. Smoke-free. Dog friendly. Full details at Beaumaris North Community Market >>

(Please note: the Beaumaris Farmers Market which previously operated in this area has now been replaced by this current market - the Beaumaris North Community Market.)

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. ..
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 ..
Brimbank Community Market
Brimbank Community 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. ..
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 5 minute walk from Camberwell Station. It is not operating on the 20th & 27th December 2009.  More details at Camberwell Sunday Market. ..
Caribbean Gardens Market

Permenantly closed

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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
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 ..
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. ..
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. ..
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." ..
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. ..
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. ..
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. ..
Mulgrave Farmers Market

Mulgrave Farmers Market was Melbourne's first weekly farmers market and features more than 45 stallholders selling everything from seasonal fruit and vegetables to fresh-cut flowers.

Entry by gold coin donation which goes to Mulgrave Primary School>

Full details at Mulgrave Farmers Market website

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

Sunday 4th August 2024

As well as the attractions listed below as open on this day, you may also be interested in the White Hat Guide to Major Attractions and Places of Interest in Melbourne.


Old Melbourne Gaol

Ned Kellyat the scaffold in the Old Melbourne Gaol

A gaol built in the early days of European settlement and the site of over 100 hangings including that of the bushranger Ned Kelly. more information at Old Melbourne Gaol >>

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Grainger Museum

Grainger Museum

Built by arguably Australia's finest musician, Percy Grainger, to house his collection of music-related instruments, scores and other items associated with his life and career. more info > >

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Royal Botanic Gardens

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Toorak House - (The Swedish Church)

Toorak House - 1857
One of Victoria's earliest surviving mansions, Toorak House now also functions as The Swedish Church. It is open to the public daily and also features a shop selling Scandinavian crafts and Scandanavian food. Details at Toorak House - (The Swedish Church)

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Black Rock House

This historic mansion, after which the suburb of Black Rock is named, is open
to the public on once a month. More information at Black Rock House.

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Cooks' Cottage

Cooks' CottageThe original tiny cottage belonging to Captain Cook's parents which was brought to Australia and reassembled in the Fitzroy Gardens - a short walk from central Melbourne. More information at The White Hat Guide to Cook's Cottage >>.
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Heide Museum of Modern Art

The Heide Museum of Modern Art is a gallery, sculpture park and museum of important art and artists from Melbourne and beyond. White Hat recommends that anyone interested in Australian art, particularly that of the Heidelberg School, should pay a visit to this important site. More details at Heide Museum of Modern Art >>

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Luna Park

Melbourne's iconic fun park.
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Melbourne Zoo

Established in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo. It contains more than 350 animal species from Australia and around the world. It is a short distance from the city and can be accessed by car, train or a picturesque tram ride through Royal Park. More information at Melbourne Zoo.
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Old Treasury Building

One of Australia's finest Victorian era buildings. It is open to teh public on Wednesdays and Sundays and features fine displays related to Melbourne history. More info >>
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Villa Alba

A stately mansion in Kew open to the public on the first Sunday of the month. Villa Alba was built between 1882 and 1884 and is notable for its painted decorations. It is being restored as a museum and educational facility for the collection, study and display of interior decorations and decorative finishes. More info >>
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Australian National Aviation Museum
A collection of aeroplanes and displays relating to Australia's aviation history. The museum is at Moorabbin Airport. more info > >
Bundoora Homestead
Bundoora Homestead is a wonderful Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and licensed café. Free admission.More info >>
Bundoora Park
Chinese Museum
Situated in the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese Museum records the history and significant contribution of Chinese people in Victoria since their first major arrival with the gold rush. more info > >
Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University is a short tram ride from the city and a short walk from Lygon Street Carlton. Entry is free but from time to time there are special exhibitions in part of the gallery which may entail an entry charge. Exhibited works are chosen from teh art clocction of the Unversity of Melbourne - the largest university art collection in Australia. More info >>

Immigration Museum

Covering Victoria's immigration history from the early 1800s to the present day. More information on the Immigration Museum

Jewish Museum of Australia
Preserving and exhibiting Jewish heritage, arts, customs and religious ritual in all its diversity. It includes the significant contrbutions of Jewish people to Australian life. more info > >
Melbourne Fire Services Museum
Australia's largest collection of fire brigade memorabilia housed in a historic fire station. More info >>
National Gallery of Victoria - Australian Collection
National Gallery of Victoria - International Collection
Portable Iron Houses
Some of the few 19th Century prefabricated iron buildings remaining in the world. There are situated in South Melbourne and are open to the public once a month. More information >>
Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium
The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium features marine life from the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions. This means that locals can learn more about our own sea life while visitors from the northern hemisphere are likely to witness creatures they have never seen before. more info >>

Shrine of Remembrance
Tall Ship Enterprize
Williamstown Historical Society Museum
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Melbourne's Outskirts

Things to do in Melbourne's Outskirts

Sunday 4th August 2024

As well as the events listed below as open on this day, you may also be interested in the White Hat Guide to Victoria's Regions.


Events in Melbourne outskirts

Markets in Melbourne Outskirts

Gisborne Olde Time Market

Gisbourne Olde Time Market

An outdoor market with over 250 stalls selling arts and crafts with no second hand goods. Offerings include handmade arts and crafts, baby, children's and ladies clothing, jewelry, plants, garden ornaments and furniture. Produce includes fresh fruit and vegetables (much of it locally grown) as well as preserves and pickles. White Hat can recommend this market as part of an easy short trip from Melbourne into the country along the Calder Highway.

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Moorooduc Station Makers Market

This new (2021) makers farmers and foodies market is set at the historic Moorooduc Railway Station near Mt Eliza on the Mornington Peninsula. There is plenty of parking , kids activities and more than 60 stalls.

White Hat recommends that you combine a visit to the market with a historic train ride into Mornington and back and take the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque scenery of the Mount Eliza Regional Park. Full details at Moorooduc Station Makers Market>>

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Gully Market
An outdoor market at the foot of Mount Dandenong comprises of a large Fruit and Veg stall, ferns, natives, rare bulbs, statues, jewelry, arts and crafts and many more. Water and some powered sites are available both Saturday and Sunday. ..
Laverton Rubble & Riches Market
A large indoor/outdoor market with trash & trasure, produce, clothes, furniture, hardware and a range of other goods. White Hat guarantees that if you are looking for a drive shaft for a 1983 Monaro or a missing pice of that Royal Doulton tea set then it will be there. We're just not quite sure where. ..
Lilydale Farmers Produce Market
Lilydale Farmers Produce Market featuring farm fresh produce, variety fresh foods. Easy access and Parking. Over 50 stalls. Organized by Rotary Clubs of Montrose & District, Lilydale and Chirnside Park. ..

Attractions in Melbourne Outskirts

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Almost 200 hectares of grassy plains and sweeping river terraces are home to a collection of animals from the grasslands of Africa, Australia and Asia. More info >>
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Bringalbit is a country property near Mt. Macedon retaining some of its original remnant Peppermint Gums, Yellow Box and Manna Gums fail to break the winds. These have been supplemented  confers, oaks, willow and poplar thickets, Monterey pines and Osage trees, nearly all planted in the 19th century. The large trees, together with a small creek feeding a couple of dams and the garden lake before cascading down it’s rocky falls below the spillway forms a peaceful retreat in country Victoria. There is a 60metre Quince Walk that delights in Spring and Autumn. Elsewhere in the garden swathes of roses, lavender, dianthus and gaura soak up the sun on the north facing terraces with their silver foliage context of snow-in-summer edging. There is a small entry charge per person (children free). More info >>

McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
National Rhododendron Garden
At The National Rhododendron Gardens you will find brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. More information at National Rhododendron Garden
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