Shopping and Markets


Market – Products and services on offer (usually)

Olive oil
Ethnic food
Relish and pickles
Dry foods and nuts

Gardening / Nature:
Flowers (Cut)

Soaps and candles

Entertainment / services:
Petying zoo

Market Directories / Portals

Garage sale trail (Annual event in October) – Weekend –
Marketroll (The) – Market database (Portal) –

Market Guide – Victoria (Portal) –
Market here (Australian Market portal) –

Markets Victoria (Portal)-
Markets and Community (Portal) –
Markets and Fairs – Market portal –
Melbourne and Victoria Markets (Portal)-

Mornington Peninsula Markets (Portal) –
My Markets – Victorian Market directory (Portal) –
Only Melbourne – Market database (Portal)-
Only Melbourne – Second hand markets and Bazaars –

Whatson Melbourne(Official Melbourne tourism portal) – Shopping –
– Beauty and wellbeing (Day spas, Hair cae, Health and wellbeing, Skin care and cosmetics) –
Books, music and stationery (Books, music, newsagents, stationery) –
– Fashion (Children’s wear, designer fashion, men’s fashion, recycled and vintage clothing, shoes, urban wear, women’s fashion) –
– Gifts and flowers (Design and craft, Flowers, Games, toys and hobbies, Souvenirs) –

– Food and wine –
— Bakeries and patisseries –
— Bottle shops –
— Fresh produce and groceries –
— Sweets and chocolate –
— Tea and coffee –

– Home and furniture (Furniture, Homewares, lighting) –
– Jewellery and accessories (Bags, jewellery, millinery, watches) –

– Outdoor and sporting goods –
— Active wear –
— Cycling –
— Outdoor –
— Sporting equipment –

– Shopping centres and markets –
— Department stores –
— Markets and popup stores –
— Shopping centres –

– Technology (Audio, Cameras and photography, computers, Mobile phones) –
– Shopping blog –

Timeout – Melbourne’s best markets (Portal) –

Victoria Farmers Market (Portal of Victorian Farmers markets) –
Visit Victoria – Directory and portal of Markets –
Whitehat – Melbourne Markets (Portal)-

Market Organising Associations

Craft Markets Australia ( Hanging rock, Fremingto, Red Hill, Victoria Market, Lardner park, Mornington racecourse, Point Nepean Portsea, Yarra glen racecourse, Sorrento makers market) –

In season Farmers Markets (Ashfield, Caulfield, Forest Hill, Mckinnon)-

Little Sparrow design and craft market (Various dates at Malvern Town Hall, Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, Ballarat)

Market fresh (Wholesale Markets) – Fruit and vegetable guide –

Markets of Melbourne (General portal for Prahran, Queen Victoria, Dandenong and South Melbourne)–
– Includes Market week festival over all four markets in September

Melbourne Farmers Markets (Southbank at Boyd Community, Collingwood Children’s Farm, Carlton Primary Farmers, Coburg North Primary Farmers, Gasworks at Albert Park Arts Park, Fairfield Farmers Primary school, Slow Food Melbourne at Abbotsford Convent, The Substation at Newport –

Regional Farmers Markets (includes Werribee – Manorvale Primary, Williamstown – Robertson Reserve, Point cook – Jamieson Way Comm. centre, North Essendon Primary, Pascoe Vale Primary) –

Victorian farmers market association –
– Veg out – St kilda foreshore

Specific Markets (Craft, General goods and produce)
– Includes designer markets and regional produce markets
– Farmers markets – Can be held in Universities, shopping centres, arts precincts

01. Melbourne
02. Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges
03. Mornington Peninsula
04. Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges
05. Phillip Island
06. Geelong & the Bellarine
07. Great Ocean Road
08. Goldfields (Inc Ballarat and Bendigo)
09. Grampians
10 High Country (Victorian)
11. Gippsland
12. Murray region

01 – Melbourne Metropolitan region

Altona beach market (Every tuesday – 9am to 3pm ) –
Altona – Cherry Lake Rotary Market –

Altona Farmers Market – Altona Primary school – (3rd Saturday of every month) 9am to 1pm
Arts centre Sunday market – Every Sunday in the lawn and promenade area, St Kilda road Arts centre area.

Batman Market (and night market) – Coburg –
Bayside Farmers market(Trey Bit reserve, Jetty road, Sandringham) – 3rd Saturday – 8am to 1pm.
Bentleigh farmers market – East Bentleigh primary school, 90 Bignell road
Bentleigh sunday market

Big Design Market (Held over a weekend in Early December – Royal Exhibition centre)
– Facebook –

Big design – Trade market – Meat Market – August –
– Exhibitor directory –

Blender lane night Artists market – Every Wednesday night – Early November to Late February – 110 Franklin street CBD –

Boho Luxe Market – Federation square – Seasonal
Booroondara farmers market (3rd and 5th Saturday of the month) 8am to 1pm

Brocante Marche (French market in Queen Victoria Market) – First sunday of each month –
Brunswick market – 665 sydney road, Brunswick – Daily
Brunswick Flea –
Brunswick street market –
Camberwell fresh food market (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday) – from 7am
Camberwell Sunday Market (Get in early!) –

Caulfield farmers market – Glenhuntly primary school, 166 grange road, Glen huntly. 2nd Saturday of the month

Caulfield Racecourse Market –

Car boot market – Queen Victoria Market – every Sunday 8am-3pm.
Carlton farmers market – 1st Saturday of each month –
Chapel Street Bazaar –

Cheltenham Rotary Market –
Chinatown market – On the second and fourth Saturday of every month – in Heffernan place Chinatown

Christmas markets (Various) – See Christmas page

Coburg night market – (November to December – Friday Nights) –

Community Grocer (Carlton)
Craft cubed fair –
Craft Victoria Popup shop (Late October to late November) – Melbourne town hall.
Craigieburn Highlands Farmers Market (3rd Sat of month)

Creators market –

Dandenong Market –
– Market tours –
Docklands Sunday market – Every Sunday in Waterfront city, Docklands –

Eltham community craft and produce marlet – Alistair knox park, pather place – 3rd Sunday Feb to Oct or 1st and 3rd Saturdays Nov to Jan – 8.30am to 12.30pm

Essendon Market for designers and Creators –

Essendon north craft market – 1059 mount alexander road, essendon north – last saturday – 9am to 1pm.

Etsy made local Melbourne – November –

European night market –
Evelyn rooftop market –

Fair @ square fair trade market (December) – Federation square –
Fashion Market (Victoria Market – Saturdays. Also Geelong and Bendigo markets) –
Federation square book market – every Saturday
Festival of steve – Mens style event – June –

Fine design market – Moonlit markets – Eastland shopping centre, Ringwood – December –

Finders Keepers Market (Royal Melb exhib centre event – Held seasonally (Usually Mid year and October) –
– Melbourne –
– Facebook events –

Fitzroy Market – every 3rd Saturday –
– Facebook –

Footscray finds market – Footscray Library carpark on the third Sunday of every month –
Footscray Lions Retro Market – Irving Street at Footscray Railway Station (every 3rd Sunday of each month – 8am to 1.30 pm)

Footscray night market – Thursday nights in November –
Footscray saigon night market – 3rd Friday evening each month –

Frankston Sunday market – Car park near frankston station – every sunday –
Gas works farmers market (Albert park)

Gleadel Street market – (Fresh food) – Every Saturday
Growing friends plant sale – Melbourne botanical gardens – Misc dates –

Hawthorn Craft Market (1st Sunday of each month) –

Heide makers market – – Next to Art gallery – 2nd sat of each month –
– Facebook events –

Incube8r (Artisan Craft Retailing Space) –
Kensington arts and craft market – Kensington town hall – Every 3rd Sunday – 10am to 3pm –
Flemington farmers market – Mount alexander college – 169 – 175 mount alexander road – Sundays 9am to 1pm –
Koorie Night Market – Enterprise park (By the Yarra river) – February

Laverton Market – Saturday and Sunday from 7:30am to 4pm – Produce and goods –
Lost and Found market (Brunswick East) –

Macedon Ranges Markets –
Made in thornbury craft market –

Makers and shakers market – Coburg town all – November
Makers market – Abbotsford convent – (3rd Sunday of every month) –

Manningham Community market – Manningham club, 1 thompsons road, bulleen -4th Sunday – 8am to 1pm

Market place at Collins Place –
– run by Creators assembly –

* Markit (Designer Market Held periodically in Federation square) and
Mckinnon farmers market – Mckinnon primary school, 253 Tucker road, Ormond – 1st Saturday every month.
Melbourne collective – Design market – Royal exhibition building – March / November –
Melbourne Design market (Twice yearly at Federation Square – including christmas)

Melbourne Made Gift Market (Late December)

Melbourne Mystery and Remade Boutique Market –

Melbourne seafood centre (Wholesale Sea food centre) – Kensington –

Melbourne Vintage (Vintage Items and regular sales – Brunswick) –

Melbourne Wholesale Markets (315 cooper street Epping)-
– Fresh produce and flowers

– Trading hours –
– Visiting –

– C the market – Public tours – Flowers only on Saturdays and all produce on Thursdays – 5.45am to 7.45am –
– Tour booking portal –
– Also have an annual christmas shopping tour

Moonflower Night market – St Kilda (Every Friday night in December and January) –!st-kilda-night-market/czcj
Mulgrave Farmers Markets –

Mulgrave Rummage and rescue market –
Night noodle markets (Held in November at Birrarung Marr, Melbounre CBD) –
Northcote night market – (Late Nov to mid December) –

Nunawading Market – Whitehorse civic centre, whitehorse road, nunawading – fourth sunday of the month 9am to 1pm.

Preston Market – wed to sat –
– Events –
– Trading: Wed – 8am to 3pm / Thurs 8am to 6pm / Fri 8am to 8pm / Sat 8am to 3pm
– Pam lane – Design lane

Prahran Market –
– Trading: Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat – 7am to 5pm / Sun – 10am to 3pm
– Market tours –
– Cooking classes
– Events

Preston really really free market –

Queen Victoria Market –
– Areas: Deli hall, Elizabeth Street Shops, F Shed Laneway, Fruit and Vegetables, General Merchandise Sheds, Meat & Fish Hall, Organics, Queen Street, String Bean Alley, Therry Street, Vic Market Place Food Court, Victoria Street Shops

– Trading: – Tuesday and Thursday 6am to 2pm, Friday 6am to 5pm, Saturday 6am to 3pm, Sunday 9am to 4pm.

– Shops and stalls –
– String Bean Alley open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
– Renewal Project –

Queen Victoria – Night markets –
(Winter season (Early June until late August)- and Summer season (Early November to Late April) – on Wednesday evenings for limited seasons –
– Open after 5pm.

– Facebook page (Includes Weekly theme) –
– Entertainment –
– Food –
– Stores –

Rag Trade and Recycle Market –

Retrostar Cheap Vintage fashions (Brunswick Warehouse) – Regular $5 and $10 sales –

Rmit University design market (Periodically through the year)

Rose Street Artist Market (Fitzroy) – 11 am to 5 pm every Saturday –

Seddon Makers Market (Seddon) –

Shirt and Skirt markets – Abbotsford – every 3rd Sunday of the month at Abbotsford Convent –
Sisters market – Brunswick town hall
Slow food farmers market (Abbotsford Convent) –

South Melbourne Market –
Trading: Wed, Sat, Sun – 10am to 4pm / Fri – 10 to 5pm
– South Melbourne Night market –
(Thursday nights from January to March) –

St Andrews markets – 8am to 2pm –

St Kilda Esplanade Market –
St Kilda beach twilight market – (November to February – Thursday nights ) –

Sunbury craft and family market (1st Sat of the month).
Thomastown Trash and Treasure Market –

Thornbury twilight market –

Spotswood Farmers Market – Spotswood primary school – 1st Saturday of every month – 9am to 1pm –
Substation artists market – Newport (1st Sunday of the month) – 10am to 3pm
Substation farmers market – Newport (1st and 3rd Sunday of the month) – 9am to 1pm

Upmarket Designers market – ACCA –
Upper West Side – Emerging designers market –
Veg out farmers market – st Kilda
Valley Design Market – Flemington community centre –

Williamstown bluestone church Market (1st Sunday of the month) – 12pm to 5pm
Williamstown craft market (3rd Sunday of the month) – 10am to 4pm

Williamstown Bluestone church Regional farmers market – Williamstown (2nd and 4th Sunday of the month) – 9am to 1pm –

Yarraville Gardens Farmers Market – Beaton gardens – 3rd Saturday 9am To 2pm –
Yarraville Market (Craft and giftware) – – and

Regional Victoria

02 – Yarra valley and Dandenong Ranges>

Yarra valley regional farmers market
Belgrave market – 2nd Sunday of the month – 9am to 2pm
Berwick Akoonah Park market – Sunday, Barn to 1.30om Akoonah Park Showgrounds, Berwick
Berwick Farmers Market – Saturday, 8am to 12:30pm The Old Cheese Factory, Berwick

Drouin rotary craft and produce market saturday, 8am to 12.30pm Civic Park, Drouin
Eltham craft and produce market – 3rd Saturday of each month (non January)
Emerald Community market – Sunday, 9am to 3pm Emerald Community House, Emerald ,

Jindivick Country Market – Saturday, 9am to 1pm Jindivick Harvest Kitchen. Jindivick
Gembrook Market – 4th Sunday, 9am to 2pm Puffing Billy Station, Gembrook

Healesville Community Market – First Sunday of the month – River St Car Park, Healesville. Third Sunday of the month – Coronation Park, River Street, Healesville.

Hill end market – Sunday, September, November, January & March only Old Hill End School, Hill End
Kallista market -1st sat of month – 9am to 1pm
Kinglake produce – 4th Sunday – 10am to 3pm
Koo Wee Community market – Sunday. 8am to 1:30pm Koo Wee Rup Community Centre, Koo Wee Rup www
Lilydale farmers market – 1st Sunday – 8am to 1pm

Longwarry Fire brigade market – Sunday, 8am to 1pm Bennet Street Park, Longwarry
Montrose craft market – 3rd sat – 9am to 1.30
Olinda – market on mountain – last sun of the month – 10am to 2pm
Pakenham Community market – Sunday, 8am to 2pm Pakenham Football Ground, Pakenham
Rokeby market – Saturday, 8am to 1pm Rokeby Reserve, Rokeby
Upwey market
Wandin (mont de lacey) Market – 2nd sun – 9am to 1pm
Warragul Farmers and arts market – Saturday, 8:30am to 1pm Civic Park, Warragul
Yarra junction – 3rd sat – 9am to 1pm
Yarragon Craft and produce market – Saturday, 9am to 2pm Yarragon Public Hall, Yarragon

03 – Mornington Peninsula

Markets of the Mornington peninsula –

Bittern Market – every Sunday

Boneo Community Market – Third Saturday of every month.
Boneo PS Reserve, Boneo Road (cnr. Limestone Rd), Boneo.
Oct-Mar 8am-12noon Apr-Sept 9am-1pm.
Unique crafts, devonshire teas, fresh produce, plants, mobile animal farm, pony rides and fortunes told. Run by the Community for the Community.
Ph: 0418 418 302

Coolstores Market – First Sunday of the month

Dromana Drive-In Market – Every Sunday.
Nepean Highway,

Emu Plains Market – Third Saturday of the Month (October – April)
Balnarring Racecourse, Coolart Road, Balnarring: 9am – 2pm
Special Twilight Market: 4th Jan 2013: 3pm – 8pm
Set under the picturesque boughs of the stringy bark gums of the Emu Plains Reserve sits an exciting new market featuring local makers, creators, growers and collectors.
5983 1935

Frankston Market – every Sunday

Hastings Street Market – Every Thursday
Ph: 59 835695
Oak Hill Gallery – Fourth Sunday of the month (Art & Craft Boot Market)
100 Tyabb Road,
Enquiries phone: (03) 5973 4299

Mornington Racecourse Market – Second Sunday of the month, all year, 9am – 2pm
Racecourse Road
Mornington Vic 3931
(Melway 146 A4)
Enquiries phone: (03) 5974 4710

Mornington Street Market – every Wednesday.
Main Street, Mornington. Ph: 5975 4522

Red Hill Community Market – First Saturday of the month. Sept – May. 8am-1pm
Red Hill Showgrounds, Red Hill Road, Red Hill (Melway 190 J3)

Rosebud Community Primary Market – Second Saturday of the month.
Rosebud PS,
Cnr. Point Nepean and Jetty Road, Rosebud.

Rosebud Trash and treasure Sunday Market – Fifth Saturday of the month.- 7.30am until noon – Rosebud Primary School

Rosebud Lions Club Market – First sunday of the month – Village green, Point Nepean Rd (between Rosebud Parade & Eight Avenue)- 7am till 2pm

Rye Afternoon Market – Last Saturday of the month

Rye Foreshore Market – First Saturday of the month – 7am to noon –
Rye foreshore, Pt Nepean rd, Rye

Sorrento Market – Fourth Saturday of the month.
Sorrento Foreshore, Sorrento.

Tootgarook Market – Fourth Saturday of the month.
Tootgarook PS, Carmichael Street, Tootgarook
Ph: 03 5985 2864

04 – Daylesford and Macedon Ranges

Ballan country market – 1st Sat of the month
Beaufort Market – 1st Saturday of the month
Darley market – Bacchus Marsh – 1st Saturday of the month
Riddells creek farmers market
Ballan farmers market – 2nd sat each month – 9 – 1
Wesley Hill Markets (Castlemaine) – Every Sat –
Castlemaine artists market – first Sunday of every month – 9am to 2pm
Castlemaine farmers market – first Sunday of the month – 9am to 1pm
Creswick market – 3rd sat – 9 to 1
Daylesford farmers market – 1st sat – 9 to 1
Daylesford market – every sun – 8 to 3
Daylesford – Mill Market – 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford.
Gisborne market – 1st sun – 9 to 2
Glenlyon village market – 3rd sat – 9am to 1
Hanging Rock Market – Twice a year
Healthcote bush market – First Sat of every month – 8.30am to 1pm
Kilmore market – 3rd sat
Kyneton farmers market – second Sat of the month – 8.30am to 1pm
Lancefield farmers – 4th sat of month – 9am to 1pm
Maldon – Handmade Homegrown market – second Sunday of the month – 9am to 2 pm
Malmsbury – 2nd sun – 8am to 3
Riddells creek – 3rd sat – 9am to 1
Sunbury craft market – 1st sat – 9 to 2
Sunbury Farmers Markets – Home grown events –
Tallarook Farmers market – 1st sun – 8.30 to 1
Trentham farmers market – 3rd sat – 9am to 1

Trentham Sunday market – 4th Sunday of the month – 9am to 2pm
Wesley hill market – Castlemaine – every sat 7.30am to 1pm
Woodend community farmers market – 1st sat of the month – 9am to 1pm

05 – Phillip Island (And surrounds)
Cowes Night Market – Held several times a year -The Esplanade, Cowes, Phillip Island.

06 – Geelong and the Bellarine

– Piccadilly Market (three times a year on the Geelong Waterfront)
– Little Creatures Geelong – (second Sunday of each month).
– Geelong Vintage Market (Held —- ). 3 Mackey Street, North Geelong.
Geelong – Mill Market – 114 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb

07 – Great Ocean Road

Terang Market (Monthly) – All Saints Church, Corner Thompson Street (Noorat Road) and Bourkes Road, Terang.

08 – Goldfields (Includes Bendigo and Ballarat)

Bendigo – Prince of wales showgrounds market – Every Sunday
Ballarat Lakeside farmers market – 2nd saturday and last saturday of the month
Ballarat – Mill market – 9367 Western Highway, Warrenheip.
Bendigo Community farmers market – 2nd Sat
Moonlight Market Bendigo –
Talbot farmers market

09 – Grampians
Hamilton – On Track Market – every fortnight – Hiller Lane, Hamilton.
Natimuk Farmers Market Plus – Held five times a year on a Sunday – Main Street, Natimuk.
Pickers Market (Everyday) – 62 Longfield Street, Stawell West.

10 – High Country (Includes Ski Fields and Hinterland)

Beechworth farmers markets – 1st sat of the month – 9am to 12
Hume murray farmers market (Wodonga) – 2nd sat of month – 8am to 12
Mansfield farmers market – 4th sat of the month – 8.30 – 1pm
Milawa Farmers Markets – 4 times a year – once in each season.
Tolmie farmers market – 3rd sat of month (except winter) 8.30 to 1
Moyhu farmers market – 3rd sat – 8 – 12
Bright market – 3rd sat of month – 9am – 1pm
Rutherglen farmers market – 2nd sun – 9am – 12.30

Violet Town Market – second Saturday of every month – Tulip Street, Violet Town.
Mount beauty community market -1st saturday
Chiltern markets – 1st Sunday
Myrtleford flea market – 2nd saturday
Yackandandah market – 3rd Sunday
Myrtleford farmers market – 4th Saturday

11 – Gippsland / Promotory Region
Warragul Arts and farmers Market (Third Saturday of the month – From October to March) – Albert Street, Warragul.

12 – Murray (Northern Victoria and Goulburn Valley Region)

Echuca Farmers market

Albury Wodonga – QEII Twilight Markets (Second Thursday of the month – October to March) – QEII Square, Dean Street, Albury.


Shopping outlet / Store – Genres
Indigenous art / craft / foods
Childrens toys
Handmade wooden craftwares (eg wooden toys)

Op shops / Charity shops

Portals (Chains) –
Animal welfare organisations –
Asthma foundation –
Brotherhood of St Lawrence – and

Habitat for humanity – Opportunity shop – Kilsyth-
Lifeline –
MS –
Red Cross –
Rotary –
Salvation Army –
Save the children –
Smith Family –
St Vincent de Paul –
Uniting church –
Vinnies shops –
Vision Australia op shops –

Portals (General) – –

Specific –

Brotherhood of St Lawrence – Brunswick store, 109 Brunswick Road, Brunswick –
Brotherhood of St Lawrence – City store, Royal Arcade Basement, off Bourke Street Mall –

Recycle boutique –
Red Cross – 188 Commercial Road, Prahran
Sacred Heart Mission – 87 Grey Street, Saint Kilda
Salvation Army – Abbotsford – 81 Victoria Crescent, Abbotsford
Salvation Army – North Melbourne Salvos, 19 Errol St, North Melbourne

Savers – 33 Albert St, Footscray
Secondhand Laneway, 763 Nicholson St, Carlton North Fitzroy Salvos, 427 Smith Street, Fitzroy

South Melbourne Community Chest 202 Bank St, South Melbourne
Vinnies – 121 Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Yooralla Carlton Bargain Shop- 134-136 Elgin Street, Carlton


Shopping types:
– Retailer / product warehouse
– Factory outlet / Clearance centres – Centres, manufacturers, retailers direct (Listed via Facebook, websites)
– Design stores
– Local record and book stores
– Pop up shops

– Shopping centre – services
o Offers
o VIP events
o Workshop / classes
o Fashion parades
o Art and design collaborations

– Retail Centres – Areas / genres
o Fashion
o Fresh food
o Lifestyle and community
o Health and fitness
o Technology

Shopping centres – New stores, launches and centre changes.

Retail Centres – Directories / Portals

Wikipedia – Shopping centres in Victoria –

Retail Centres – Specific Centres (In addition to above)
– House many food and dining options
– Shopping and eating precincts under commercial offices

101 Collins –

Altona Gate (Altona North) –

Barkly square – Brunswick –
Bayside (Frankston) –

Bell street mall Heidelberg –

Block Arcade (CBD) –

Box Hill Central (Box Hill) –
Brand Junction (Factory outlets – Bundoora) –
Brandon park shopping centre – Brandon Park
Brimbank Central (Deer park) –
Broadmeadows shopping centre
Cathedral arcade (Melbourne CBD) –

CBD – Hardware lane and surrounds – Adventure stores area
Centreway arcade (Melbourne CBD) –

Chadstone Shopping Centre ** New Developments **–
– Facebook Events –
– Chadstone shopping centre tourist shuttle – ex fed square (Book online) –
– Chadstone Reevelopment (up to 2019) –
– Magazine –

Chirnside Park shopping centre (Chinside Park) –

Collins 234 Place –

Collins Place –

Collins square (docklands) –

– Concierge –
Craigieburn central –
Crown Casino

DFO Centres (South Wharf, Essendon, Moorabbin)-

District docklands (Formerly Harbourtown Melbourne) –

Eastland (Ringwood) ** New development **-

Emporium (CBD) –

– Shops –
– News –
– Events –
– Facebook Events –

Epping Plaza (Pacific Epping) –

Essendon Airport shopping precinct –

Fitzroy – Smith street – Factory outlets (Adventure wear and sporting)

Forest Hill Chase –
Frankston Bayside Shopping Centre –

Georges on Collins –

Glen shopping centre (Glen Waverly) –

Goldsborough lane – (Melbourne CBD) –
Greensborough Plaza (Greensborough) –

Highpoint (Maribyrnong) –

– Facebook Events –
– Map –
– Whats happening –

Karingal Hub Shopping centre (Frankston) –

Lygon Court (Carlton) –

Madame Brussels lane –
Malvern shopping centre –
Melbourne Airport –

Melbourne central Shopping Centre (CBD) –

– Includes Parcelpoint service at Customer service desk
– Blog –
– Events –
– Facebook Events –

Melbourne GPO –

Midtown shopping centre – Melbourne CBD –
Moorabbin Airport Precinct –
Moonee Ponds Central-

Newquay (Docklands – CBD) –

Nicholas Building (CBD – Artisan makers centre) –

Northcote shopping plaza (Northcote) –

Northland (Preston) –

Paramount centre – Chinatown –
Parkmore shopping centre (Keysborough) –
Pines shopping centre – Templestowe –
Point Cook shopping centre (Point Cook) –

Pran Central (Prahran) –

QV Shopping Centre (CBD) –

– Facebook Events –

Royal Arcade (CBD) –

Sanctuary lakes shopping centre –

Southgate (CBD) –

Southern Cross Station – Retail –

Southern cross lane –

Spencer Outlet Centre (CBD) –

Strand Melbourne –

St James (Melbourne CBD) – –

St Collins Lane (CBD) –

Victoria Gardens (Richmond) Shopping centre and homemaker centre –

Walk arcade (CBD) –

Warringal Shopping centre – Heidelburg

Waterfront city (Docklands – CBD) –

Watergardens shopping centre(Sydenham) –
Waverly Gardens (Glen Waverly) –

Werribee Plaza (Pacific Werribee) –

World trade centre (Docklands area) –

Retail home maker specific centres – or home wares precincts

Direct factory outlets –
– Southwharf –
– Essendon Airport –
Highpoint Homemaker centre –
Home Idea centre (Oakleigh east) –
Homeplus homemaker centre (Chadstone) –
Hoppers Crossing Homemaker centre –

Ikea –

Moorabbin Airport –

Northland Homemaker centre –
Nunawading home HQ –
Parkdale Homemaker centre –
Peninsula homemaker centrre (Mornington) –
Springvale homemaker centre

Shopping Events and retail festivals

Shopping festival or VIP events and nights (CBD and suburban Centres and shopping districts) – See retail centres websites for periodical news of upcoming evenings.

Black friday – Friday following Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November) – Late November (Friday 4pm AEDT on Friday, or midnight US time –
Small busines Saturday – Saturday after Thanksgiving –
Cyber Monday – Monday after the Thanksgiving holiday –

China Singles day – 11th of November –
Super Saturday – Last Saturday before Christmas –
Boxing day – 26 December –

Shop the city (Major retail centres in Melbourne – various dates) – and

Vogue fashion night out – Early September – Participating retailers in one night –

– includes: University / Tafe / Education bookshops
– Note: Council libraries also have sales of de-catalogued books at very cheap prices

Australian booksellers – Find a bookshop –

Notable bookstores:

Alice’s Bookshop (Carlton)

Avenue Bookstore (Albert Park)

Books for Cooks (Melbourne CBD)

Ciao Italia bookshop –

City Basement Books (Melbourne CBD)

Coventry Bookstore (Melbourne CBD)

Dymocks CBD (includes Bargain centre section)
o Comprehensive travel section

Embiggen Books (Melbourne CBD)

Happy Valley (Collingwood)

Hares and Hyenas (Fitzroy)

Hill of Content (Melbourne CBD)

Kay Craddock – Antique bookseller –

Little Bookroom (Melbourne CBD)

Little Free Library (Free books) –

Magnation (Melbourne CBD)

Mary martin bookshop –

Metropolis Bookstore (Level 3, Curtin house – Melbourne CBD)

Page two (By Pamela) – (Fitzroy) –

Paperback Bookshop (Melbourne CBD)

Perimeter books
QBD Bookshops –

Reader’s Feast Bookstore (Melbourne CBD)

Readings (Carlton)

Rebound books
Robinsons Books –

School of Life (CBD)

Sticky (Melbourne CBD)

Sun Bookshop (Yarraville)

Thomas Music and book store (CBD)-

Lost Property Auctions

Police –

Retail- Melbourne shopping and street style

Trends – Street style articles and photos by shopping centres, fashion bloggers and others sources.

Retail- Shopping Directories / Guides

Age – Sale whisperer – Weekly summary of design, shopping and sales in Melbourne –

City of Melbourne – Men’s fashion –

Concrete playground – Shops –

Fashion Journal Australia –

Hey Shop (Melbourne and overall Australia op and vintage stores) –

Melbourne style –

American express shop small initiative –

ShoptoShop Melbourne –

Shop west (Melbournes western suburbs) –

Whats on Melbourne – Craft and designer stationery –

That’s Melbourne – Shopping –

– Includes: Beauty and wellbeing, Books, Music and Stationery, Fashion, Gifts and flowers, Food and wine, Home and furniture, Jewellery and accessories, outdoot and sporting goods, shopping centres and markets, technology
Timeout – Shopping –

Urban list – Melbourne shopping –

Retail – Tax refund service

Tourist refund scheme
– $300 in one store – inc GST
– purchaaed 60 days prior to leaving australia

Border force Australia – Tax refund scheme –

Retail – Melbourne souvenir idea categories
Type of Souvenirs:
Apparel / Accessories
Art / Prints
Bath / Body
Blankets / Cushions / Homewares
Books / Paper goods
For kids

Retail – Melbourne Souvenirs Ideas and Shops

3000 lines – Melbourne artworks –

Age shop –
Annabel trends – (Quirky and Australiana giftware) – and
Arthur daleys (Cheap souvenirs) –
Australian by Design –
Australian Geographic –
Australian national soap company –

Bernards Magic Shop –
Birubi art (Indigenous products) –
Bits of Australia (Online Australian souvenir store and indigenous goods) –
Broadsheet – Shop –
– Broadsheet Melbourne food guide

Clementines (Melbourne CBD) –
Design a space –

For me by dee –
Georgia Perry – Kiosk the shop – Fitzroy –
Happy valley shop –

Harper and Charlie – Vintage posters –
– Iconic Melbourne prints –

Kiosk shop by Georgia perry –
Koorie Heritage trust – Shop –

Luckie Guides – Melbourne city printed guides / card guides – Eats and bars –

Lumbi (Melbourne Gifts – Melbourne CBD and Fitzroy) –

Makers Melbourne (Creative craftspeople portal) –
Melbourne books –
Melbourne pins – Locally design and made enamel pins –

Melbournalia (Melbourne CBD) –

– Books –
– Harper and Charlie goods –
– Harper and Charlie postcards –

Mr Kilty –
Melbourne style –
National Gallery of Victoria – Design Shop –

Rooftop Honey – Honey from Melbourne’s rooftops –

Somedays –
Standard store –
Store (Fairfax) – Australiana gifts –

Smudge publications – Melbourne themed food and attraction books – and

Spolit –

Squidinki Australian gifts –
Sticky Institute –
Supply nation – Indigenous purchasing –

Visit Gallery souvenirs –
Wilkins and Kent (design goods store) –

Yellow octopus – Novelty gifts –

Retail – Fancy Dress

Sourcing fancy dress items
– Fancy Dress hire shops (Google “fancy dress melbourne”
– Reject shop / $2 shops / Discount stores
– Major retailers (Kmart, Target, Daiso)

– Face paint
– Accessories


Links last checked : / /2015

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