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Rent: apartment rents are in the mid range to expensive range

Vibe: blonde bling vs old style creatives

Location: River, Inner city, Near Uni of Qld, Near QUT/Shillington

Once upon a time Milton attracted creative, alternative types. These days they are an endangered species. In recent years, this partially industrial, partially residential suburb has seen more apartments spring up, bringing with them childless professionals. Milton is home to the XXXX Brewery, Suncorp Stadium and dozens of good cafes, bars and restaurants. (More info below and to your left <<<)

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5. MARKETS Print E-mail

melb markets
There are dozens of markets in Melbourne: farmers’ markets, craft markets, organic markets, and they all play a huge role in Melbournian's lives. The markets listed below are many of the main ones. But the biggest daddy of them all is Queen Victoria Market, or the Vic Market, in the city.


There’s a deli section, a meat and fish section, two large fruit and vegetables sections, and a clothing, kitchenware, shoes, luggage, jewellery section. Saturday mornings are best for food shopping. Sundays are best for clothes etc. This market has a cooking school, it offers market tours, and every year from November through to February, it has the Wednesday night food market - full of stalls selling delicious cooked food from around the world. Foodies, city dwellers, tourists and people out for a bargain all head here. On Saturdays it gets very crowded.
The main market is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Suzuki Night Market - Wednesday nights November to Feb 8.

Getting there:
The market is on Elizabeth St, at the corner of Victoria St.
Trams: 19, 57, 59 from Elizabeth St. All stop at the market.
map of Victoria Market


st kilda esplanade mkt

St Kilda Esplanade Market

Every Sunday since 1970
An artisan market
Arts, craft, souvenirs, food

Getting there:
Tram 16 from Swanston St in the city centre or
Tram 96 from Bourke St in the city centre.
map of St Kilda Esplanade Market


Rose Street Artists’ Market 

Rose St, Fitzroy
Every Saturday and Sunday 10am – 4pm
Artisan market - Young up and coming designers offering clothes, accessories, shoes, art, jewellery etc.

Getting there:
Tram 112 from Collins St.
map of Rose Street Artists' Market

arts centre marketArts Centre Market
Arts Centre, St Kilda Rd
Every Sunday
Artsy, touristy type market

Getting there:
any train to Flinders St, then walk across Princes Bridge to the Arts Centre.
Any tram that goes along St Kilda Rd into the city centre.
map of Arts Centre market

flemington.jpgFlemington Racecourse Market
Cnr Racecourse Rd and Epsom Rd, Flemington
Fourth Sunday of every month
9am – 2pm
craft, food, artisan clothes, plants

Getting there:

Drive – $3 parking fee
Tram – 57 West Maribyrnong from Elizabeth St, via North Melbourne and Racecourse Rd. Ask to get off at the Racecourse
map of Flemington Racecourse Market

redhill.jpgRed Hill
Arthur’s Seat Rd, Red Hill
First Saturday of each month from September to May
8am – 1pm

Getting there:

St Andrews Community Market
At St. Andrews Mechanics Hall Reserve, opposite the St. Andrews Pub Every Saturday
8am – 2pm
food, craft, fresh produce

Getting there:

FLEA (Second hand) MARKETS

Camberwell Market
- held every Sunday morning in the car park behind the Burke Rd Shops.

Open 8am - 12noon

- plenty of second hand goods and very popular with vintage clothes seeking enthusiasts, and younger cool cats

Rubble and Riches

- held every Saturday and Sunday from 7am - 4pm
- 8 Leakes Rd, Laverton
- Melways map reference 53, F4
- this is a huge market that can sometimes bear treasure and other times feel like a waste of time. It is not a trendy market so you are more likely to find bargains.


pic_westview_tn.jpgSt Kilda Veg Out Market
Peanut Farm Reserve, Chaucer St, St Kilda
First Saturday of every month
Organic food, low impact food, smoked meats, eggs, etc
Getting there:
Tram 16 from Swanston St in the city centre or
Tram 96 from Bourke St in the city centre.
Tram 79 North Richmond to St Kilda Beach, via Church St, Richmond

collingwood childrens farmCollingwood Children’s Farm Farmers' Market
Hellier St, Abbotstord
Second Saturday of every month. Entry: $2 per adults, kids free entry
Breakfast, lunch, organic food, meat, bread, fruit and vegetables, seedlings, flowers, smoked fish
This market is set on the huge, fantastic children’s farm, on the banks of the Yarra River. Dogs welcome.
Getting there:
Car – this is the easiest way. There is a small car park ($4) next to the market, or park in a nearby street. It gets crowded so come early.
Train – take the Hurstbridge or Epping train and get off at Victoria Park. It’s about a 10 minute walk to the farm.
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farmers marketlg.jpgYarra Valley Regional Farmers’ Market
Yering Station winery, 9am – 2pm
38 Melba Hwy, Yarra Glen
Third Sunday of every month
Produce from regional producers
Getting there:


food hall Victoria MarketQueen Victoria Market
Closed Mondays and Wednesdays
Elizabeth St, Melbourne
Deli, meat, seafood, fruit and vegetables, organic produce.
It gets very very crowded on Saturdays but also feels very alive.

Getting there:
Trams: 19, 57, 59 from Elizabeth St. All stop at the market. Tram 55 from William St city, or Brunswick West and Coburg.

IMG_3017.JPGPrahran Market
Commercial Rd, Prahran
Closed Mondays and Wednesdays
This is the yuppie fresh food market in Melbourne. It has good produce, great variety, and is a very pleasant shopping experience.

Getting there:
Tram – 72 from city centre and get off at stop number 30, near Chapel St
Train -  Sandringham line from the city centre and get off at Prahran Station. It’s about a 10minute walk from the train station to the market, via Greville St and Chapel St.

sth-melb-mkt.JPGSouth Melbourne Market
Cnr Cecil, York and Coventry streets, South Melbourne
Open: Wednesdays, Fridays – Sundays
Fresh produce, deli, dairy, meat, fish, clothes, cafes
This is a more low key market compared to Prahran but with a good selection of produce.

Getting there:
Tram – 96 from Bourke St
Tram – 12 from Collins St – will stop at corner of York and Dorcas St. From there it’s a short walk to the market.

footscray marketFootscray Market
Closed Mondays and Wednesdays
Cnr Hopkins and Leeds streets, Footscray (opposite train station)
This market exudes an air of being in Vietnam. The food is fresh and cheap, and the building is definitely no frills. Hang around Footscray for a cheap Vietnamese lunch, or a Ethiopian meal.

Getting there:

Train - any Williamstown, Sydenham and Werribee train will stop at Footscray train station.

group_pic.jpgCamberwell Fresh Food Market
521 Riversdale Rd, Camberwell
Good quality fresh produce. Closed on Wednesdays.

Getting there:

Take the Belgrave, Lilydale or Alamein trains and get off at Camberwell train station
Or catch the 70, 72 or 75 trams
check out the Camberwell profile for more information on transport

sth-melb-mkt-olives.jpgPreston Market
Between Murray Rd and Cramer St, Preston
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
This market has a strong Mediterranean flavour and plenty of cheap produce

Getting there:

Take the Epping train and get off at Preston station

market2.jpgGleadell St Market
Gleadell St, Richmond
Every Saturday morning
One of the oldest markets in Melbourne with plenty of fresh produce
Gleadell St market website


Getting there:

Trams: 45, 75, 78 and 79 along Bridge Rd and Church St. Get off at the corner of Church St and Bridge Rd. for more transport information

For further information on directions: go to