Queen Victoria Market
Queen Victoria Market
4.5
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
6:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Queen Victoria Market is an authentic, bustling, inner-city market that has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for over 140 years. Home to over 600 small businesses, it’s a great place to discover fresh and specialty produce, hand-made and unique products, great coffee and food, souvenirs and clothing. Shopping at the Market has always been one of life’s great pleasures. It’s not just the abundance of fresh food, it’s the friendly banter with the traders, the vibrant and multicultural atmosphere, the special events and festivals, and the sense of belonging that comes with it. Queen Victoria Market is also home to the Night Market on Wednesday nights, showcasing global street food, live music and entertainment, festival bars, specialty shopping and a great Melbourne night out. Be sure to take the Ultimate Foodie Tour, a two-hour, guided walking tour where you’ll indulge in some of the best food the Market has to offer. Bookings essential.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Kylie B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Queen Victoria Night Markets for multicultural Melbourne Food at its best.
    Visit the Vic Markets for dinner and an amazing atmosphere on a Wednesday night from 5pm. We went on a rainy windy wintet night but the area is undercover and really well protected from the wind. Large fire pots add atmosphere and extra warmth if you need. The selection of food was great showcase of multicultural Melbourne at its best. Street performances added a little bit extra to the experience. The markets can be accessed by the free tram zone with a stop literally right near the entrance. There are a few craft stalls but 95% is hot freshly cooked food. Well worth the visit for a memorable dinner.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 June 2023
  • janine m
    New Plymouth, New Zealand65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Markets for variety
    We visited QVM in June and really enjoyed the variety of the markets. It was busy and there were heaps of different stalls to visit. The only slight disappointment was that the food hall was still being renovated and I didnt think the selection of food was what was advertised - but we had a great pie for a pie cart and did enjoy what we ate. Bought a lovely leather handbag and did haggle slightly on the price. Wasnt sure if haggling was accepted, but it seems to be OK for some products, so give it a try if you're keen. We spent about 2 1/2 hours there and enjoyed our time. We visited a really cute mexican shop at the front, by the car park, and picked up another cool handbag. Would definitely recommend.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 21 June 2023
  • Donna D
    Adelaide, Australia174 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome place
    Loved the markets. Not much open on Friday but easy to walk around. Saturday was very busy but I purchased heaps of meat and fish to bring back interstate with us. Absolutely beautiful food
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 1 July 2023
  • fcajimmytan
    Singapore, Singapore11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Winter night market and sat bastille day. At queen Victoria market
    A busy place and many things to see and happen today have morning sat bastille day and also came on wed winter night market. Interesting place with lots of things to see. Enjoy the experience and recommend to come
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 7 July 2023
  • Jeffry b
    Essendon, Australia14,349 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Market is a bonanza for foodies
    The Queen Victoria Market, better known to locals as the " Vic Market," is one of Melbourne's top gastronomic attractions. Foodies will love the variety of food and vegetables on offer. The quality of produce is superior, and you can inspect what's on offer. The Vic Market is much-loved by locals and visitors alike.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 8 July 2023
  • Deanosaur89
    Edmonton, Canada2,251 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent Spot for Food and Souvenirs
    According to Google the market is closed on Mondays and Wednesdays so plan accordingly if you want to see this market. We went on a Tuesday and it was well stocked but some areas did not have vendors and we weren't sure if they normally do or not. The market is full of every souvenir you can imagine and had better prices than the shops we had seen in the cities we had visited in Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. You can save your shopping for this market if you want those clipping koalas, a hat, shirts, kangaroo ball sacks, etc. It was all plentiful and cheap here. The market has separate areas for produce, meat, seafood and food. You can get a quick bite to eat here or grab something to make at home. Do keep in mind that it closes at 3 pm and the vendors are starting to pack things up close to 3 but we suspect some stick around later than that because there was so much stuff here. The Queen Victoria Market tram stop is just outside and is part of the free area in Melbourne's CBD.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 12 July 2023
  • Girlhistorian
    Fort Worth, Texas89 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foodie paradise
    I could have spent days in the food section of Queen Victoria Market. I loved looking at all the regional foods: fruits, vegetables, seafood, meat. Tea, nuts, on and on. My one regret is that, since I was traveling, I couldn't load up and cook a meal! I did buy Australian macadamia nuts--what a treat! And I enjoyed a leisurely coffee. The merchandise section had quite a bit of junk and was much less impressive.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 9 August 2023
  • obizerokenobi
    Los Angeles, California182 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-do in Melbourne!
    Honestly, if we had more time, money, stomach space, and suitcase space, we’d have eaten our way through this market and then bought more food stuff for later and to take home with us. Though QVM is apparently considered to be the more “touristy” of the two major markets in Melbourne, we didn’t really get that vibe; both of them seemed to be equally welcoming to locals and tourists. The market is located in downtown Melbourne, and contains a multitude of specialist vendors offering food and beverages of all kinds as well as other goods like clothing and accessories that you’d find at traditional markets. We particularly enjoyed Little League (a café), Lunara (a Turkish Delight stand), Caiafa (a bakery), Ripe (a cheese shop), Market Lane Coffee, and Borek Shop. It’s kind of a shame we didn’t get to experience more.
    Visited June 2023
    Written 12 August 2023
  • ECWorld
    Hong Kong, China2,720 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great for seafood
    Nice place for foodies, the seafood particularly enticing. Plenty of interesting shops and stalls to explore. Certain foodstuff e.g. fruits did seem to be a bit pricey so beware.
    Visited August 2023
    Written 18 August 2023
  • Travelove58
    11,345 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting huge market for gifts, souvenirs, market produce, meat & deli.
    Huge market with separate sections for gifts/souvenirs, fruits & vegetables, and food hall where lots of meat/delicious are sold. Very interesting & wide varieties of products. Walkable distance from CBD/City area. Great place to browse & shop. But prices here for gifts & souvenirs are higher than Paddy Market/Sydney. But more varities & range are available here. A must go to place when in Melbourne. Allocate 2-4 hours for the visit.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 29 August 2023
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Stuey M
Perth, Australia49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This place has definitely improved since covid - I didn’t enjoy it much on our last trip, but a few years later and I felt it has become what it once was. I notice there is some further refurbishment/construction occurring so looking forward to another visit one day soon.

My daughter certainly enjoyed all the Taylor swift knock off shirts and tops :P
Written 6 April 2024
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Marina M
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
The foodie tour was great. Lots of history about the market and plenty of foodie tastings. I’d suggest having a light breakfast cause you will be so full after the tour, you won’t need lunch and maybe dinner! Our guide was lovely and very knowledgeable about the market.
Written 4 April 2024
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D P
Wellington, New Zealand6,709 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Friends
Fantastic place to go and visit. It’s vast and open most days of the week although it’s bigger at the weekend.
Whether it’s bakery, fish, meat or fresh vegetables you want this place is them all. Lots of amazing produce to sample and buy- perfect for an unusual ingredient or picnic treat.
Then outside is the clothes, shoes, crafts, bags, games & books to browse through, this is not a small market on any day of the week so allow a good few hours to go hunting.
Written 19 March 2024
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helenandrew2017
Melbourne, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Fantastic tour guide and amazing tastings. We had a wonderful morning walking around the busy Queen Vic Market in fabulous Melbourne - a City we live in and love! Thanks Irene and thanks QVM for a great experience. We learn something new every time we participate in one of the experiences.
Written 10 March 2024
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kiwioz15
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
This tour was excellent and a great way to learn about the history and operation of the market, plus of course learning about the "Flavours of Greece" available in the market. Stallholders who shared samples of their produce were very varied and generous together with being entertaining.
The Tour Guide, Irene ; a Greek/Australia woman resplendent in Greek national colours was entertaining and informative and conducted a very relaxed tour which made for a great way to spend time to learn about one of Melbourne's must see locations.
Written 10 March 2024
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smiler1956
Birmingham, UK530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Visited with my wife. daughter and her partner. A very large and varied market from souvenirs, fruit and veg, clothing and local crafts, with plenty of eateries. A really great place to visit with plenty to see. The buildings history and architecture is also really interesting.
Written 4 March 2024
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Melissa Rep
Perth, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Highly recommended- informative, fun and walked away with a full belly of many delights.
Met people from around the world, all ages.
Written 2 March 2024
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Thank you for your review. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed the tour and the food!
Written 3 March 2024
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PUMBRIDGE
London, UK2,076 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Must-see market that covers acres of north Melbourne with busy, vibrant fish, meat, produce and general stores. Have fresh shucked oysters, admire the spring onions or simply saunter about
Written 24 February 2024
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J T
Gladstone, Australia38 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
Nice place to wander around. We were leaving the next day otherwise I would have bought some cheeses and dips that looked so good.
Can easily spend a couple of hours here.
Written 16 February 2024
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Murty C
Columbia, MD78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Solo
I walked to this lovely bazaar from my hotel in the central business district of Melbourne. This is a vast collection of tiny shops, selling everything from Australian leather goods to iPhone accessories. I couldn’t resist buying several things here - a leather belt, quite unique greeting cards, and an old-fashioned telescope. There are also a large fresh produce market as well as restaurants (where I had lunch after some strenuous shopping). A lot of fun, just like Khan Khalili Market in Cairo - you never know what you’ll stumble upon. Don’t miss it if you have a couple of hours to spare.
Written 14 February 2024
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