Paddy's Market
Paddy's Market
3.5
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
From produce to fast fashion to trinkets and souvenirs, Paddy's has it all. Located near Chinatown, the indoor markets typically have inexpensive prices and goods from Asia. Open Wednesday to Sunday.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Johnstanno
    Singapore, Singapore470 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place go get souvenir!
    We bought our souvenir here as it is much cheaper compared to tourist attraction spots. If you are getting souvenirs in bulk such as magnets, key chains, hand towels etc, this is the place i would recommend. There are also discount if you purchase more. You can also get clothing, fresh fruits or vegetables, nuts etc here too.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 July 2023
  • Travelove58
    15,313 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great place & Best place for huge range of cheap souvenirs.
    Basically an old flea market, with a section selling fresh fruits & vegetables. Not very big place, its a part of Market City mall building. Many stalls are empty, understand Paddy Market will be relocating to another location nearby in few months. Supposedly most tourists like us come here just to buy the huge range of cheaply priced souvenirs. There are few souvenir shops here ( always crowded) & prices varies with each shop, for certain souvenirs. Check out before buying. Other products are not worth considering, really. Prices of similar souvenirs sold here are much cheaper than shops in Melbourne & also cheaper than in Melbourne's Queen Victoria Market. But QVM is so much bigger & has many more different products not found here.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 August 2023
  • Lisa
    Toronto, Canada275 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Must do for Souvenirs
    Awe went specifically to get some souvenirs for people abroad. The price are excellent. I paid $50 for 2 men's embroidered polo shirts and 3 t/shirts (2 of which have sparkles). There are all the usual souvenirs at great prices. Throughly recommend to go there for great prices on these items.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 3 November 2023
  • tonyy419
    36 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent place for souvenirs
    Currently closed on Mon. & Tue. so check opening days first. We knew about this place and it was also recommended by the tour bus driver as the best prices to get souvenirs; but compare prices as stores sell the same thing for different prices. Lots of space for more stores. This place definitely has the best prices for souvenirs.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 March 2024
  • MosesPH
    1,530 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best Place for Souvenir Shopping
    Best place to come for souvenir shopping. It has a wide variety of items at reasonable prices. Likely not able to get some items elsewhere. My visitors found it a great place and bought items like hoodies, bags, t-shirts and more here. There are other little shops to browse as well. Most stall owners are friendly and helpful but be aware that you can come across one or two stall owners who are a little more curt and fussy.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2024
  • dare2burbest
    Melbourne, Australia187 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a look. Good for touristy type stuff.
    I think I went to this market about 20 years ago. It hasn't really changed much. It was a Sunday morning so perhaps not fully operational. Mostly touristy type stalls so if your from outside of Australia great for that. Prices are reasonable. Not much in the way of food so perhaps chinatown for lunch. Very dated. But would be worth a look if you haven't been before.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 April 2024
  • roy v
    Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    A big famous market in Sydney
    Have heard about Paddy’s Market over the years , quite a Sydney institution, been around for many a year. So when in Sydney we visited and had a good look around. Not disappointed, lots to see and you could get nearly anything there your heart desires. Very busy with lots of interesting characters about. Just across the road from China Town which is also worth a visit. Give them both a try when in the area.
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 15 May 2024
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia5,659 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Have heard about Paddy’s Market over the years , quite a Sydney institution, been around for many a year.
So when in Sydney we visited and had a good look around.
Not disappointed, lots to see and you could get nearly anything there your heart desires.
Very busy with lots of interesting characters about.
Just across the road from China Town which is also worth a visit.
Give them both a try when in the area.
Written 15 May 2024
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dare2burbest
Melbourne, Australia187 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
I think I went to this market about 20 years ago. It hasn't really changed much. It was a Sunday morning so perhaps not fully operational. Mostly touristy type stalls so if your from outside of Australia great for that. Prices are reasonable. Not much in the way of food so perhaps chinatown for lunch. Very dated. But would be worth a look if you haven't been before.
Written 10 April 2024
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MosesPH
1,530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Best place to come for souvenir shopping. It has a wide variety of items at reasonable prices. Likely not able to get some items elsewhere. My visitors found it a great place and bought items like hoodies, bags, t-shirts and more here. There are other little shops to browse as well. Most stall owners are friendly and helpful but be aware that you can come across one or two stall owners who are a little more curt and fussy.
Written 1 April 2024
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todareistodo
Winsford, UK798 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Came across this place on our last day walk about we were walking up George street and followed Chinatown sign and it was on our left yes there is a lot of tat in there but a lot cheaper than circular quays area if you’re in the market for Ugg shoes find this place in there run by ZAK these boots were an unbelievable low price we got ZAK to clarify they were genuine they were giving 30% off the marked price and he was busy when we got to Sydney airport they were doing 30% as well at a slightly higher price so must be right
Written 31 March 2024
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TokyoSean
Minato, Japan105 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Hard to understand the point of this market.
A crowded building filled with similar stalls selling cheap souveniers, tacky T shirts, and a wild assortment of various goods you don't really need.
Don't go if you are expecting anything authentic or unique.
Written 30 March 2024
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tonyy419
Canada36 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Currently closed on Mon. & Tue. so check opening days first. We knew about this place and it was also recommended by the tour bus driver as the best prices to get souvenirs; but compare prices as stores sell the same thing for different prices. Lots of space for more stores. This place definitely has the best prices for souvenirs.
Written 18 March 2024
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treetrippers
Fredericton, Canada611 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Stop paying unbelievable prices for souvenirs in circular quay. Probably half the prices as downtown and same stuff. Lots and lots to choose from
Written 9 March 2024
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harrodsfan
Newport Beach, CA298 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
We had a wonderful hour shopping for souvenirs at paddys market! The best values anywhere.. especially for things for our grandkids. A lot of booths were closed or empty. Wednesday morning.
Written 14 February 2024
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shelldoyle86
Sippy Downs, Australia47 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
The stalls were good but a lot of the same. Till great to go and have a look and good for something to eat.

There’s also an upstairs market.
Written 11 February 2024
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Welly kiwis
40 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Only went cos it was on the light rail line two stops from us. Very old, cheap. Didn't eat there and bought a t shirt. There are better markets
Written 19 November 2023
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