Queen Victoria Market

513 Elizabeth Street
Melbourne, Vic - 3000

Type: Landmarks
(03) 9320 5822
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Queen Victoria Market, affectionately known as "Vic Market" or "Queen Vic," is a bustling and historic marketplace located in the heart of Melbourne, Victoria. Established in 1878, it is the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere, offering a vibrant and diverse shopping experience with an array of fresh produce, gourmet foods, unique souvenirs, and lively events. It's a must-visit destination for locals and tourists alike, providing a true taste of Melbourne's culture and heritage.

Why Visit Queen Victoria Market

  • Fresh Produce: Shop for the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, seafood, and dairy products sourced from local farmers and suppliers.
  • Gourmet Foods: Indulge in a wide variety of gourmet delights, including artisan cheeses, cured meats, freshly baked bread, and international delicacies.
  • Unique Souvenirs: Discover a range of unique and locally made products, including clothing, accessories, handmade crafts, and Melbourne-themed souvenirs.
  • Cultural Experience: Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere with street performers, live music, and seasonal events that celebrate Melbourne's multicultural community.
  • Night Market: Visit the Wednesday Night Market during the summer months for food stalls, live entertainment, and a festive vibe under the stars.

Best Time to Visit

Queen Victoria Market is open Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Each day offers a different experience, but the best time to visit is during the weekends when the market is in full swing with the most vendors and a vibrant atmosphere. The Night Market, held on Wednesday evenings from November to April, is also a highlight.

How to Get There

  • By Public Transport: Take a tram to the Queen Victoria Market stop (routes 19, 57, or 59). The market is also within walking distance from Melbourne Central Station.
  • By Car: Drive to the market with ample parking available in the surrounding areas, including a multi-level car park directly adjacent to the market.
  • By Bike: Ride your bike and use the bicycle parking facilities provided around the market.

Tips for Visitors

  • Bring Cash: While many vendors accept cards, having cash on hand can be helpful for smaller purchases.
  • Arrive Early: Visit in the morning to avoid crowds and get the freshest produce and best selection of goods.
  • Reusable Bags: Bring your own reusable shopping bags to carry your purchases and support the market's sustainability efforts.
  • Explore All Sections: The market is divided into several sections, including the Dairy Hall, Meat Hall, and General Merchandise, so take time to explore them all.
  • Check Event Schedules: Look up the market's website or social media for information on special events, cooking demonstrations, and live performances during your visit.

Queen Victoria Market is a vibrant and dynamic hub of commerce and culture, offering an authentic and immersive Melbourne experience. Whether you're shopping for fresh produce, sampling gourmet foods, or simply soaking up the lively atmosphere, a visit to Queen Vic is sure to be a highlight of your trip. Enjoy the rich history, diverse offerings, and festive spirit of this iconic market.

More Information

More information on Queen Victoria Market is listed bellow.

Opening Hours Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 6am - 2pm
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 6am - 2pm
Friday: 6am - 5pm
Saturday: 6am - 3pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

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