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Queen Victoria Market

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Central Business District
As featured in 3 Days in Melbourne and 7 other guides
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Address: Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 3 9320 5822
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Sun 09:00 - 16:00
Tue 06:00 - 14:00
Thu 06:00 - 14:00
Fri 06:00 - 17:00
Sat 06:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop,...

Queen Victoria Market is the heart and soul of Melbourne. Eat, shop, explore and discover your way through the iconic food halls and heritage sheds where the banter is as fresh as the produce. Or simply soak up the atmosphere of the largest open-air market in the Southern Hemisphere.

Wander through the bustling Meat & Fish and Dairy Halls filled to the brim with fresh delights for every foodie. 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, souvenirs and more.

Market Tours: Join a Hunt & Gather Food Tour to take in the life, sounds and stories of the historic marketplace and taste your way around the Market's seemingly endless food stalls. Two hour tours depart at 10am on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday.

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Interesting place; something you have to do.

The Queen Victoria Market is known well outside of Melbourne, as was a must-see destination for us. Its a unique attraction, in being entirely run for practical purposes, rather... read more

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The Queen Victoria Market is known well outside of Melbourne, as was a must-see destination for us. Its a unique attraction, in being entirely run for practical purposes, rather than tourism, and yet tourism is just as welcomed. The markets and the food were fun to explore, and is a great place to spend some dollars to get a real... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Visited QVM to see the Spanish paella festival. Fantastic smells, tastes, music & atmosphere. Then walked through the rest of the market and it's an amazing mix of sounds, smells and cultures. Well worth a visit

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Exactly what you would expect. Lots of fun interesting things with low price tags. But the best thing of all was the indoor food sections and the delicatessen. Take time to look at the meat and vegetables. Make your way to the deli area, just looking at the food makes your mouth water. Enjoy.

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It was fun to have a lunch and then shop for treasures to return home with after our weeks touring in New Zealand and Australia. Enjoy the comparing of prices in different booths. If you need some little things to return home with this is the market for the best prices. If you get there for the stuff doughnuts (... More 

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We visited on a Sunday morning, there are stands to eat food, both breakfast and lunch. The stands sell everything one can think of. There is everything from tourist "junk" to fruits and meats to clothing.

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Unfortunately, we were not in Melbourne at the right time to go to the day market. So went on the Wednesday evening to get hawker food. The place was heaving!! Impossible to see what food was on offer because of the crowds and nowhere to sit if we had been able to get some food. Great atmosphere but no go... More 

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I recommend getting there early as if your chasing great cuts if fresh meat. Saw heaps of Wagu well mabled meat, heaps of great cheeses, cakes, bread , chicken, seafood and deli lines ie cold meats and cured. Good cheap fruit and veg and food vendors in and around the markets. Love this place

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I was surprised by the choice of products at the market prices were reasonable and good quality. Parking was quite affordable too. Try the hot donuts if you go.

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A good way to spend a couple of hours. Wide variety of goods offered from farm produce, prepared foods, cheese, meats fish etc. Lots of stalls selling clothing of all kinds.

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We visited Queen Victoria Markets on a Thursday, it seemed to be not as boisterous as I last remembered, but that was on a weekend. There is a wide range of stalls but many are the same. The veg section has a good selection with prices being good. Transport to the markets is free in parts on the trams, and... More 

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