Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market or known locally as the "Vic Market" is more than just a Melbourne shopping mecca - it's an historic landmark, a tourist attraction and a local shopping institution.
This vast and vibrant centre of trade and commerce was officially opened on 20 March 1878 and has served consumers needs for more than 140 years.
Queen Victoria Market is a great place to get a feel for Melbourne's diverse cultures. Spanning several city blocks spread over 7 hectares, Queen Vic Market is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.
Wander through the bustling Meat, Fish and Dairy Halls, where you can pick up artisan cheeses, dressed meats and takeaway food, or discover the seemingly endless array of seasonal fruit and vegetables showcasing the best of Australian produce.
Explore the Market's historic sheds to grab a bargain or find a Melbourne-made treasure amongst clothing, jewellery, handcrafts, homewares and souvenirs.
Queen Victoria Market was heritage listed in March 2018
The council-owned market is constantly restoring the site including painting, pathway repairs, drain cleaning, lighting upgrades and more painting.
There are plans to redevelop the site, with plans expected in 2019.
The market is open five days a week, with Sunday taking on a carnival atmosphere. Guided tours highlight the market's food, heritage, culture, shopping and history.
A short walk from the City centre, Queen Victoria Market is bounded by Peel, Franklin, Victoria & Elizabeth Streets.
Parking is available on Queen Street between Therry and Victoria Streets, and also in the Market carpark which is accessible via Franklin or Queen Streets.
The Market is located within the free tram zone. Take the 19, 57 or 59 to Stop 7, Elizabeth St or Tram 58 to Stop 9, Peel St.
There is free bike parking in and around the Market. Major bike lanes leading to the Market run along Royal Parade and Victoria Street.
❊ What's On ❊
❊ Address & Contact ❊
⊜ Corner Elizabeth Street and Victoria Street Melbourne | Map
✆ (03) 9320 5822
❊ Web Links ❊
→ Queen Victoria Market
❊ Also See... ❊
→ 1841 - 1930's | The Western & Eastern Markets
→ Old Melbourne Cemetery
→ Queen Victoria Market
→ Queen Victoria Market Wellness Trail Map
→ Nova Stargate Apartment Hotel
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