1. Bentleigh Sunday Market
Sunday is the day for the Bentleigh Market. In true market tradition, makeshift stalls of trestle tables and foldaway chairs are temporarily erected each week in the car park adjacent to the railway station. Here, locals peddle their wares--mainly bits and bobs found in attics and cupboards, but there are also some handmade crafts. Bentleigh Sunday Market is run by the Rotary Club with proceeds being handed off to selected charities. Stalls are in demand so, if you are thinking of taking part, call their phone information line well in advance and find out what you need to do. 

Address: Bent Street Bentleigh Melbourne VIC 3204
Opening hours: 7am-noon Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9513 5033
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Bentleigh train station (Frankston line) 

2. Bundoora All-Weather Market
A massive tin warehouse is home to the 510 stalls that make up the Bundoora All-Weather Market. This delightful, family run institution has been fulfilling the market needs of the northern suburbs for over 13 years. Clothing, goods, giftware and even a resident clairvoyant are just some of the attractions. You may even sneak a peek at a celebrity or sports person taking part in the many raffles and promotions during the year. With 1,000 car spaces, you would not think parking would be a problem, but this popular market fills up very quickly. Be prepared to tackle the crowds. 

Address: 187 Settlement Road Thomastown Melbourne VIC 3074
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Fri-Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9466 4222
Neighbourhood: Outer Suburban
Nearest train: Thomastown train station (Epping line); buses 555, 556

3. Camberwell Trash & Treasure Market
This is a very popular, bustling second-hand market, with a reputation for selling collectibles. You will also find a great collection of vinyl records. Be early to snap up what you want or hang around until closing time, when some stall holders slash their prices. Alternatively, put yourself on the other side of a trestle table. Bookings for stalls need to be made at least a week in advance and cost AUD25. It is great fun! Well-known Melbourne band Taxi Ride were reportedly discovered here! 

Address: 92 Union Street Camberwell Melbourne VIC 3124
Opening hours: 6am-12.30pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9509 0535
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Camberwell train station (Lilydale, Belgrave or Alamein lines); trams 70, 72, 75

4. Caribbean Gardens Market
A two-and-a-half acre pavilion contains 1,500 stalls, offering an extensive array of clothing, fresh produce, leather goods, plants, bric-a-brac and exclusive art and craft ranging from large woodwork items to intricately detailed jewellery. The surrounding landscaped gardens, including Lake Caribbean, are ideal for barbecues, picnics, fishing and strolling. The Caribbean Restaurant and Kiosk provides meals and snacks. On Sundays and during school holidays, the chairlift, jungle cruise and train rides provide hours of entertainment.

Ample parking available. Admission Sun: adults AUD1.50; children (over three) 50c. Wed: Free Rides: adults AUD1.50; children (over three) AUD.50.
Address: Corner Ferntree Gully and Stud Roads (enter from either road) Scoresby Melbourne VIC 3179
Opening hours: 8.30am-6pm (market 8.30am-4.30pm) Sun; 8.30am-4.30pm (market 8.30am-4.30pm) Wed
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9763 7688
Neighbourhood: Outer Suburban
Nearest train: Forty five minute drive from central Melbourne 

5. Gaslight Night Market
This market is truly a wonderful experience and can only get better as it gets older. Designed not only to be about shopping, it offers entertainment, good quality food from a broad range of international cuisines, a licensed bar and plenty of seating. There is nothing like the night time to create a laid-back atmosphere. Browse stalls selling anything from glass paperweights, Indian silk clothing or fluorescent jewellery. Later, you may like to have a tarot reading, see a clairvoyant or get a massage. The Gaslight market is a fantastic summer night out. 

Address: Queen Victoria Market Corner Queen and Therry Streets Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening hours: 6pm-10pm Wed (November-January)
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9320 5822
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Elizabeth Street, La Trobe Street and City Circle trams
URL: http://www.qvm.com.au 

6. Greville Street Market
Once a haven for fringe dwellers, Greville Street has become seriously trendy in recent years. It is at its finest when the bustle of the market is on each Sunday. You will find fashion, jewellery, art, craft, hand-made soap, natural cosmetics, cards, candles, hats, books, second-hand goods, bric-a-brac and novelty items galore. The different weekly mix of stallholders do a roaring trade at this popular market. Have your tarot cards read and enjoy some healthy treats from the wonderful variety of food available. Or just wander around... 

Address: Grattan Gardens, Greville Street Prahran Melbourne VIC 3181
Opening hours: Noon-5pm Sun
Neighbourhood: South Yarra, Prahran & Toorak
Nearest train: Prahran train station (Sandringham line)

7. Lygon Street Market
It is surprising to find a market amongst Lygon Street's Italian restaurants and designer shoe stores. This tiny, but permanent fixture has a changing group of vendors each week. The wares verge on the "crafty" side with some tarot and palm readings also thrown in. It will only take around ten minutes to take a glimpse at what is on offer. While not worth a special visit across town, you never know what you will discover there next time you are in Lygon Street for pasta, pizza or gelati. Just look for the yellow and white striped canvas tops! 

Address: 204-218 Lygon Street Carlton Melbourne VIC 3053
Opening hours: Noon-6pm Thu-Sun
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Trams 1, 22; buses 200, 201, 207

8. Pipeworks Fun Market
Pipeworks is definitely a Fun market and tailored most specifically to children. Take, for example, the rides--bungee jumping, pony rides, video games, dodgem cars, mini golf, go karts and a jumping castle. What more could the kids want? Adults are kept out of the little ones' hair with a veritable treasure trove of bargain shops and stalls. There are also relaxation outlets, such as a licensed bar, food courts and live entertainment. It is loud, busy and hectic but, do not be afraid, just be prepared. Try to get there early. Admission: Free on Saturdays; AUD1 per car on Sundays. 

Address: 400 Mahoneys Road Campbellfield Melbourne VIC 3061
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Sat-Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9357 1155
Neighbourhood: Outer Suburban
Nearest train: Keon Park train station (Epping line); Bundoora train station (Hurstbridge line) 

9. Queen Victoria Market
Nothing attracts people more than the prospect of a bargain. Combine that with a vibrant mix of cultures, a century of history and you have a full day's activities in one location. There is plenty on offer here—from meat, fish, vegetables and fruit to aromatherapy, arts and crafts and bargain clothing. There are also regular lectures by leading chefs and market tours—check Web site for updated program. Built in 1878, the Market comprises several classified historic buildings meaning that its future is certain to be protected, much to the relief of the 130,000 shoppers that visit every week. Admission is free. 

Address: 513 Elizabeth St Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening hours: 6am-2pmT ue & Thu; 6am-6pm Fri; 6am-3pm Sat; 9am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9320 5822
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Flagstaff or Museum train stations; Elizabeth and William Street trams
URL: http://www.qvm.com.au/

10. St Andrews Market
This bohemian shopping experience has a real sense of community, with a hippy and alternative lifestyle feel. During winter, stallholders arrange their wares under huge gum trees around open fires, while in summer there is a happy, sunny atmosphere. There are fresh, organic vegetables to buy--flowers, crystals, jewellery, bric-a-brac, crafts, hemp clothing, tie-dye originals and lots of healthy food, including wheat grass juice, falafels, cookies and chai tea. It is a popular market with locals, city folk and tourists. If you are travelling from Warrandyte, follow the Kangaroo Ground-Warrandyte Road and turn right for St Andrews Road. 

Address: Main Road St Andrews Melbourne VIC 3761
Opening hours: 8am-3pm Sat
Neighbourhood: Dandenong Ranges & Yarra Valley
Nearest train: One hour drive from central Melbourne 

11. St Kilda Esplanade Market
St Kilda on a Sunday is a microcosm of Melbourne life in the summer--sunshine, coffee, friends, sport, beach and shopping! Situated on The Esplanade above St Kilda's beach, this market is a great excuse for a stroll in the sunshine. The stalls are excellent and offer a wide variety of art and craft work, including cosmetics, toys, ornaments and clothing--all handmade by the stall holders and all with their own sense of individuality. The market is close to the continental cake shops of Acland Street and the cafs and restaurants of Fitzroy Street--making it a perfect Sunday outing.
Address: The Esplanade (St Kilda) Melbourne VIC 3182
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sun
Neighbourhood: St Kilda
Nearest train: Trams 10, 12, 15, 16, 96

12. Chapel Street Bazaar
You will find this Bazaar tucked discreetly in a semi-arcade, away from the designer shops. The appearance is of one great antique collectible shop but it actually consists of individual stalls, usually with their own specialities such as vinyl records, furniture, clothing, posters, jewellery and bric-a-brac. Retro enthusiasts will be delighted with the huge selection of sixties and seventies paraphernalia which seems to constantly emerge back in fashion. Best of all, the Bazaar is here to stay and you can return week after week and be sure of a dry indoor market experience. 

Address: 217-223 Chapel Street Prahran Melbourne VIC 3181
Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9529 1727; +61 (0)3 9510 9841
Neighbourhood: South Yarra, Prahran & Toorak
Nearest train: Prahran train station (Sandringham line); trams 79, 72 

13. Essendon Market
The planes constantly fly over the Essendon Market, which can be distracting. However, if you go there often, you eventually stop noticing. This market takes advantage of its outdoor location. Just make sure the forecast is for fine weather as there is nowhere to run for cover. Operating in the trash and treasure mould, the Market is the place to go when you do not want a garage sale at home. No bookings are required, just turn up at the gates and the staff will assist you. Same goes for potential buyers. Remember the market shoppers' rule--early bird gets the worm. 

Address: Essendon Airport, English Street Essendon North Melbourne VIC 3041
Opening hours: 7am-2pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9645 8344
Neighbourhood: Inner West
Nearest train: Bus 479 

14. Victorian Arts and Crafts Market - Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), Australia AU
Held in Camberwell's vast shopping centre car park, Melbourne's Victorian Arts and Crafts Market is full of general market bric-a-brac, including many genuine bargains and hidden treasures.
Melbourne markets open: Sunday 


1. Alice's Bookshop
A general second-hand and antiquarian shop with ceiling high shelves accessible by ladder. It has a strong selection in many areas, but tends to focus on Arts, Humanities, History, Travel--those sorts of subjects. Proprietor Anthony Marshall is well known as the author of Trafficking in Old Books and there are those who take the pilgrimage to the shop to meet him. Browse in the charming atmosphere of the shop, then take your purchase to one of the coffee shops nearby and dip in. 

Address: 629 Rathdowne Street Carlton North Melbourne VIC 3054
Opening hours: 10.30am-6pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9347 4656
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Tram 96
URL: http://www.alices.com.au

2. Antiquarian Records & Books
Finally a place where vinyl lovers can unite and spend hours delving into past treasures which have paved the way for the evolution of some fine music. You can even discuss a great record find with the masters behind the counter, who have seen many a fine record pass through their hands. Browse the racks and find that a reasonably high turnover of goods allows prices to remain rational as opposed to the collector's estimation. Be sure to view the second-hand gramophones, record players, books and array of science fiction toys from Transformers to Star Wars figures. 

Address: 766 Burke Road Camberwell Melbourne VIC 3124
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9882 0102
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Camberwell train station (Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale lines); tram 72 

3. Au Go Go Records
Established in 1977 as a mail-order business, Au Go Go specialises in promoting those harder-to-get sounds. Its record label also releases fine local talent and secures such international bands as The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Most new independent releases can be purchased or ordered on vinyl. Also available are Brit presses, local fanzines and an impressive range of T-shirts. Upstairs is dedicated to second-hand vinyl and collectables. Records can be bought for as little as 10 cents, but expect to pay much more for the autographed Nick Cave goods, Nirvana's first single and that genuine Beatles curtain.
Address: 2 Somerset Place Melbourne VIC 3000 

Opening hours: 9.30am-6pm Mon-Wed; 9.30am-7pm Thu; 9.30am-9pm Fri; 9.30am-5.30pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9670 0677
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Melbourne Central train station; Elizabeth Street & Bourke Street trams
URL: http://www.augogo.com
Email: augogo@augogo.com 

4. Carlton Secondhand Bookshop
Paperbacks, hardcovers, pulp fiction, high-brow literature, academic texts, children's books, coffee-table tomes, pocket dictionaries--whatever you need the Carlton Bookshop probably has it. With eight rooms of shelves, it boasts of being Melbourne's largest second-hand bookshop, with the widest range of material. Located right on the upper reaches of Swanston Street, almost opposite the main campus of the University of Melbourne, its prime site means that it gets a steady stream of customers, either on lunch breaks from City office towers or looking for university texts to cram with! 

Address: 678 Swanston Street Carlton Melbourne VIC 3053
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; noon-6pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9348 1127
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Swanston Street trams 

5. City Books Cafe Music
This is one of those restaurants that, while you want to recommend it to all your friends, you are scared that if you do you will never be able to get a table again! It is small, cosy and always very busy. An open log fire, wooden floors and books everywhere create a real warm, homey feel. You can read the second-hand books as you dine and purchase them as you leave. The innovative menu comprises traditional dishes (steaks and fish), clever new ways with simple ingredients for the more adventurous, as well as plenty of vegetarian options. 

Address: 192 Barkly Street St Kilda Melbourne VIC 3182
Opening hours: 10.30am-11pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9534 7650
Neighbourhood: St Kilda
Nearest train: Trams 15, 16, 96; bus 246 

6. Classic Comics
Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, Wolverine, Neon Evangelisis, Akira, Sailor Moon, Judge Dredd--if these names mean nothing to you then this store will be an educational experience. This temple to the comic book trades and sells a wide range of titles to devoted enthusiasts of all ages. From classic 1940s comics to cutting edge Japanese manga and current titles (with their inevitable action figure dolls and merchandising tie-ins), this store has it all. 

Address: Shop 4, 50 Bourke Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Wed; 10am-7pm Thu & Fri; 10am-5pm Sat; noon-4pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9663 7210
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Parliament train station; Bourke Street trams 

7. Dixon Recycled Records
Catering especially to fans of vinyl records, this thriving chain of stores seems to indicate a revival in the popularity of the LP. Dixon's claims to have the southern hemisphere's largest range of second-hand CDs, tapes and records. The Blackburn shop has 200 square metres of stock including 40,000 albums. Prices start at AUD1, CDs from AUD5 and 12 inch singles from 50 cents. Second-hand DVDs and video laser disks are also available, as is a limited selection of music videos. Whatever your taste in music, you are bound to find something here. Other branches: Prahran, Camberwell, Dandenong and Heidelberg. 

Address: 64 Railway Road Blackburn Melbourne VIC 3130
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Mon-Thu; 9am-9pm Fri; 9am-5pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun (call for opening hours of other branches)
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9878 3079
Neighbourhood: Outer Suburban
Nearest train: Blackburn train station (Belgrave/Lilydale line)

8. Flinders Books
Having no particular speciality this shop and its partners (in Flinders Street, Hawthorn and Aspendale) hold a large range of general secondhand stock. Books are in categories and you would be hard pressed not to find your interest somewhere. The Swanston Street shop is a rambling basement affair with one very large room and a couple of smaller ones. Quite often there is a table of books marked down. Flinders Street is more compact, but makes up for it with floor to ceiling shelves. 

Address: 119 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Thu & Sat; 10am-7pm Fri; 11am-6pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9663 3741
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Swanston Street trams

9. Grub Street Bookshop
In business for going on 20 years, books of Celtic content have become a major interest for Grub Street. Indeed, it is the shop's boast that it holds "Australia's largest collection of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Cornish books". However, in addition to that speciality are books for one and all--a really nice general selection. A well organised web site displays many subjects into which books are sorted and catalogues are downloadable. 

Address: 379 Brunswick Street Fitzroy Melbourne VIC 3065
Opening hours: Noon-6pm Sun-Tue; 10am-6pm Wed-Thur & Sat; 10am-10pm Fri
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9417 3117
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Tram 12
URL: http://www.eisa.net.au/~grubst/
Email: grubst@eisa.net.au

10. Kay Craddock's Antiquarian Booksellers
This store is like a little oasis of civilization in a world of fast food and tabloid television. Shelves and shelves of fine old books, comfortable chairs to sit in and historical premises make it one of Melbourne's most enjoyable bookshops. Located in the basement of a 19th century church at the so-called "Paris End" of Collins Street, its premises are ideally suited to the range of antique books, on a wide variety of subjects, on sale. 

Address: 156 Collins Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Thu; 10am-7pm Fri; 10am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9654 8506
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Parliament train station; Collins Street trams

11. Sainsbury's Books
With its shelves groaning under the weight of books, magazines, journals and comics, this store has much to offer the book lover on a rainy day--or even a sunny one. You could spend hours here, browsing through the collection of titles, ranging through photography, philosophy, art, literature, history, cinema and Australiana. And if that is still not enough, its location in Camberwell puts the shop in the vicinity of several other second-hand bookstores--enough to feed even the most fierce addiction! 

Address: 534 Riversdale Road Camberwell Melbourne VIC 3124
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9882 7705
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Camberwell train station (Alamein, Lilydale & Belgrave lines); trams 70, 72, 75
URL: http://www.smart.net.au/sainsbks
Email: sainsbks@smart.net.au 

12. Syber's Bookshop
Situated just off the buzz of Acland Street, the thing that strikes you most about this shop is that its books are for reading rather than collecting. They have a used, loved feel to them. Syber's is a general second-hand shop with books organised according to a wide range of categories. Particularly strong areas are crime, sci-fi and literature, with popular fiction and games are also worthy of special note. Prices are hard to quibble with. Run by a husband and wife team, David is at Carlisle Street, while Penny is at their Chapel Street shop (+61 (0)3 9530 2222). 

Address: 3/19A Carlisle Street St Kilda Melbourne VIC 3182
Opening hours: Noon-5.30pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9525 5959
Neighbourhood: St Kilda
Nearest train: Trams 69, 96
Email: dssyber@alphalink.com.au

13. Bottom Drawer Antique Centre (The)
This is a great place to spend a couple of hours browsing, then take time out to relax with a light lunch and a coffee in the cosy tea room. There are dozens of different dealers with all kinds of antiques, jewellery, linen and lace and collectables for sale. China and glassware feature strongly, with everything from antique dinner settings to novelty salt and pepper shakers. There is a stall specialising in valve radio and radiogram restoration, a bookstall, and many more items to bring back memories, or make you yearn for "the good old days". 

Address: Corner of Mornington/Tyabb Road and Derril Road Moorooduc Melbourne VIC 3933
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Thu-Sun and public holidays (closed Christmas Day and Good Friday)
Telephone: +61 (0)3 5978 8677
Neighbourhood: Mornington Peninsula
Nearest train: Around one hour's drive from Melbourne
URL: http://www.thebottomdrawer.com.au
Email: rmorgan@satlink.com.au

14. Farfetched
Farfetched believes heavily in "artistic recycling", having fetched many a piece from China, Tibet, Thailand, Morocco and Mexico, each portraying markings of their country of origin's own traditional skills. Items include saree cushions, candelabras, unusual sculptures and clay figurines, Moroccan vases, lamps and antique terracotta urns. Some more peculiar items include an Indian palace door transformed into a dining table, a huge horse carved out of stone and traditional artefacts designed to ward off evil. The owners refuse to deal with overseas manufacturers who exploit labour. 

Address: 202-210 Brunswick Street Fitzroy Melbourne VIC 3065
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 11am-6pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9417 3088
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Tram 11
URL: http://www.farfetched.com.au
Email: admin@farfetched.com.au

15. Out of the Closet
Psychedelic 60s and 70s shirts and ties in discontinued varieties are abundant in this shop. Hipsters and flares in cotton, fleece or corduroy are available in a myriad of colours and styles. Or simply opt for that leather biker jacket, parka, fake fur coat or party dress you know no one else will be wearing. Be daring and create a look that is guaranteed to be totally unique to you. Stock varies depending on shipments from wherever. 

Address: 237 Brunswick Street Fitzroy Melbourne VIC 3065
Opening hours: 11am-6pm Mon-Fri; 11am-7pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9419 4722
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Tram 11

16. Antique Centre of Hawthorn
Housed in a National Trust listed building from the 1890s, this antique centre prides itself on the quality of goods presented for sale. Browse in the elegant, fully carpeted showroom, amongst revolving jewellery cabinets, beautiful porcelain, silver and china. There is an intriguing collection of war medals that will appeal to those interested in military history. Specialist antique jewellery dealers attend their own stalls to assist shoppers with highly personalised service. 

Address: 348 Burwood Road Hawthorn Melbourne VIC 3122
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9819 4366
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Glenferrie train station (Alamein, Lilydale and Belgrave lines); tram 69

17. Antique Light Company
Located in unassuming premises on a barren stretch of Victoria Street in Richmond, this store is a veritable Aladdin's Cave treasure-trove of light fittings and fixtures. It is small, poky and densely packed with a range of pieces from different eras. Lamps, lamp stands and covers, statuettes, stands, chandeliers and hanging lights from the 1940s, 1920s and earlier are all on offer. If you are renovating a period home this might be the place to find that suitable light fitting. 

Address: 511 Victoria Street Richmond Melbourne VIC 3121
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-2pm Sat or by appointment
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9428 3498
Neighbourhood: Richmond
Nearest train: West Richmond train station (Epping & Hurstbridge lines); tram 109

18. Antique Sales and Restorations
This store contains several rooms of antique furniture for sale. There are tables of all sizes and shapes, as well as chairs, dressers, sideboards, cupboards, benches and even pianos! The store offers a lay-by or instalment plan for that piece you just have to own, with a 20% deposit and the balance over six weeks. They also sell polishes for your own antiques and can repair damaged or worn items. 

Address: 120 Alexandra Parade Fitzroy Melbourne VIC 3065
Opening hours: Noon-5pm Mon; noon-6pm Wed & Fri; 11am-6pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9486 0114
Neighbourhood: Fitzroy & Carlton
Nearest train: Tram 86 

19. Armadale Antique Centre
Right in the heart of this upmarket and stylish suburb, you will find many antique dealers and interior decorators. The Armadale Antique Centre is a large and diverse showroom, which is home to over 30 independent dealers. Serious china and porcelain collectors can indulge themselves with Royal Doulton and rare Wedgwood pieces. Shoppers will also find jewellery, art deco items, furniture and lamps--as well as the more unusual steam engines, and Victorian fountain pens and chess sets. 

Address: 1147 High Street Armadale Melbourne VIC 3143
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9822 7788
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Armadale train station (Pakenham and Frankston lines); tram 6

20. Camberwell Antique Centre
Camberwell Antique Centre is one of Melbourne's oldest and largest antique centres. There are two floors of antiques and collectibles ranging from period furniture to fine china and crockery. Visit the stall full of paper ephemera--old tickets, programmes and letters--as well as vintage knitting patterns and magazines. There is a clothing stall with handbags, shoes and garments from the 1930s through to the 1970s. Glass cabinets hold fine and costume jewellery from the Victorian and Edwardian eras to the 1950s. Antique toys will delight both children and adults alike, whilst serious collectors will appreciate silverware, cutlery and paintings. 

Address: 25-29 Cookson Street Camberwell Melbourne VIC 3124
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9882 2028
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Camberwell train station (Alamein, Belgrave and Lilydale lines); tram 72

21. Hermon & Hermon Plus
There are few places celebrating the art and design of Indonesia--rather than beer-swilling Australian tourists! This place is one of the rarities, tapping the essence of Indonesia through ambient Balinese/Javanese music, a relaxed, casual eatery/café, and a gorgeous selection of artefacts and Indonesian furniture that is truly beautiful. Take a couple of hours out of your day to grab a bite to eat, chat with friends, soak up the atmosphere, and maybe pick up a unique piece of Indonesian design. 

Address: 556 Swan Street Richmond Melbourne VIC 3121
Opening hours: 8am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9427 0599
Neighbourhood: Richmond
Nearest train: Burnley train station (Alamein, Glen Waverley & Lilydale lines); tram 70 

22. Le Collections
If you are looking for charming old-fashioned homewares, Maling Road in Canterbury is the place to look. Featuring a string of restored Edwardian style gift and ornament stores, including this one, it boasts a delightfully old-fashioned feel and a range of quality goods. At Le Collections you can find framed pictures and mirrors, china and other ceramic ornaments, as well as all kinds of little trinkets and baubles for the mantelpiece or the study. 

Address: 107 Maling Road Canterbury Melbourne VIC 3126
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9888 4299
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Canterbury train station (Lilydale & Belgrave lines)

23. Orient Express
If your home decor needs a bit of a lift and you are a fan of Asian style, this is the place to visit. Located in the heart of the bustling "Little Saigon" of Richmond's Victoria Street district, this large store offers a wide range of Asian home wares and antiques. From authentic period Chinese and Southeast Asian furniture, to beautifully crafted reproductions, as well as vases and smaller ornaments and accessories, there is a wide range to choose from. 

Address: 447 Victoria Street Richmond Melbourne VIC 3121
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-6pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9421 3288
Neighbourhood: Richmond
Nearest train: North Richmond train station (Epping & Hurstbridge lines); tram 24, 42, 109

24. Ornamenta
If you are a fan of the austere, minimalist look, this is not the store for you. Cluttered with a high-quality range of household ornaments, this shop is heaven for people who can never have too many little trinkets on their mantelpiece! There is a range of lovely antique mirrors and picture frames, vases, glass goods and silverware (perfect for an anniversary). And if you still cannot find that little something for the dining room, there are numerous other home goods stores nearby to browse through. 

Address: 3 Theatre Place Canterbury Melbourne VIC 3126
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat; 11am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)3 9888 5155
Neighbourhood: Inner East
Nearest train: Canterbury train station (Belgrave & Lilydale lines)

25. Tyabb Packing House Antiques
Located opposite the Tyabb railway station, this is one of the largest collections of antiques and old wares under one roof in Australia. The standard of goods here is very high, with an outstanding range of antique furniture, including oak, cedar and mahogany. Visitors will love to wander through the cabinets of fine glass and china, crystal and porcelain, and gold and silver jewellery. You will also find Victorian beds and linen, paper ephemera, cameras, and all sorts of collectables. There is an outstanding bookstall covering all subjects, and a great tea room serving light lunches, coffee and tea. 

Address: Mornington-Tyabb Road Tyabb Melbourne VIC 3913
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Thu-Sun and public holidays; 10am-5pm during January and Easter week
Telephone: +61 (0)3 5977 4414
Neighbourhood: Mornington Peninsula
Nearest train: Around one hour's drive from Melbourne
URL: http://www.tyabbpackinghouseantiques.com.au/
Email: enquiries@tyabbpackinghouseantiques.com.au


1. Canning Vale Markets
Canning Vale hosts Western Australia's largest undercover market on Sundays, with room for more than 1,000 stalls attracting the occasional seller as well as regular stallholders. There is a vast variety of new and secondhand goods changing hands including furniture, clothing, fashion accessories, books, war memorabilia, compact discs, toys and gifts. A selection of food stalls offers everything from hot dogs to fairy floss. A minimal entry fee is charged. The fee for sellers is AUD4. 

Address: Bannister Road Canning Vale Perth WA 6155
Opening hours: 7am-2pm Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)417 957 480
Neighbourhood: Southern Suburbs
Nearest train: Buses 171, 175, 880 

2. E Shed Markets
Located on the Fremantle wharf, the E Shed Markets are a great way to spend your weekend. The cargo store E Shed has been a part of Victoria Quay for almost 100 years and it has an unusually high standard of detailing for a wharf house. Stalls include fresh produce, a beautician, the Australian Bush Shed, Prestige Sheepskin, Heart of Steel Metal-craft, numerology, tarot and psychic readings. A range of food includes Indian, Japanese, Italian, a carvery, ice cream, kebabs and fish and chips. 

Address: E Shed Victoria Quay Fremanlte WA 6160
Opening hours: Market: 9am-6pm Fri-Sun. Food Court: 9am-8pm Fri-Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9430 6393
Neighbourhood: Fremantle
Nearest train: Fremantle train station

3. Fremantle Markets
The Fremantle Markets, built in 1897, continue to be a centre of activity on the weekends. There are approximately 140 permanent and 40 casual stallholders offering a diverse collection of goods and services--all housed in the original market premises. This is not just a tourist market but also a local shopping haunt with a dynamic group of resident personalities. A stop at the Fremantle Markets is a must, not only for the shopping experience but for the entertainment factor as well. Buskers abound inside the markets and out. 

Address: 84 South Terrace Fremantle WA 6010
Opening hours: 9am-9pm Fri; 9am-5pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun & Public Holidays..
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9335 2515
Neighbourhood: Fremantle
Nearest train: Fremantle train station; connect with Fremantle CAT bus
URL: http://www.fremantlemarkets.com.au
Email: ezinfo@fremantlemarkets.com.au

4. Mardi Gras Markets
Also known as the Malaga Markets, these Victorian pavilion-style markets specialise in handicrafts. They offer a unique selection of handmade Western Australian products. With more than 100 stalls, the selection includes a dynamic array of items ensuring shoppers will not be disappointed. The Mardi Gras Markets also sell a selection of fresh produce. Several onsite restaurants offer cheap and tasty dishes. A licensed bar and live entertainment contribute nicely to the amiable atmosphere. The food court is open until 9pm. 

Address: Corner Alexander Drive & Beach Road Malaga Perth WA 6062
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Fri-Sun & public holidays.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9249 9970
Neighbourhood: Northern Suburbs
Nearest train: Buses 886, 887, 889

5. Scarborough Fair Markets
Are you going to Scarborough Fair? Located almost right on the beach, a visit to these markets means you can take in the magnificent beaches up the Sunset Coast and the market all in one trip. Boasting a variety of stalls (including souvenirs, gifts, and arts and crafts) and a great friendly atmosphere, the markets offer a different shopping experience as well as excellent value. A great way to spend a day out on the weekend. 

Address: Corner Scarborough Beach Road & West Coast Highway Scarborough Perth WA 6019
Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily.
Telephone: + 61 (0)8 9245 1760
Neighbourhood: Sunset Coast
Nearest train: Bus 400

6. Midland Military Markets
Located near the old rail and sale yards, these undercover markets have been around for years. Locals shop for their fresh fruit and vegetables here each weekend. In addition to fresh produce, the market stalls also sell a range of pot plants, clothes and assorted bric-a-brac. There are also antique stalls, a second-hand book stall and a fabric stall. If you like animals, outside you will find chickens for sale together with a pet stall. The car park is also occasionally used for movie screenings on warm summer evenings. 

Address: 3 Clayton Street Bellevue Perth WA 6056
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Fri & Sat; 8am-6pm Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9250 2998
Neighbourhood: Swan Valley
Nearest train: Midland train station; bus 36

7. Station Street Markets Subiaco
The Station Street Markets have over 100 character stalls that offer a range of goods and services including massage, tarot card readings, a wide selection of souvenirs (including gems, wildflowers, Aboriginal artefacts and giftware), hand crafted jewellery, pottery, colourful rugs, candles, and fresh fruit and vegetables. There is an international food hall, alfresco dining area as well as a beautiful central garden courtyard where you can enjoy fine food and local entertainment.
Address: 52 Station Street Subiaco Perth WA 6008 

Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm Fri-Sun, Mon & public holidays.
Telephone: + 61 (0)8 9382 2832
Neighbourhood: Perth
Nearest train: Subiaco train station; buses 11, 82, 92
URL: http://www.webace.com.au/~markets/stationst

8. Subiaco Pavilion Markets
Subiaco is a vibrant inner city suburb known for its boutique shopping, cafes and galleries. The markets, housed in a restored warehouse, resonate with the local character. Seventy-five stallholders display a wide range of stock, including local fashion designers and artists. The food pavilion provides a top spot for a quick meal. Live entertainment adds to the ambience in the evenings and Sunday afternoons. Nearby in Rokeby Lane, the market buzz spills into the streets with a further 40 traders enjoying a roaring trade. 

Address: 2 Rokeby Road Subiaco Perth WA 6008
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Thu & Fri; 9am-5pm Sat & Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9382 2498
Neighbourhood: Perth
Nearest train: Subiaco train station; buses 8, 9, 10, 11, 82
URL: http://www.visitwa.com.au/?ITEM=zMpfRDyvQW
Email: info@visitwa.com.au

9. Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair 
The Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair is held in Fremantle, close to central Perth. With more than 50 market stalls specialising in antiques of all descriptions, the Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair also features free valuations and food stalls. 

address: Fremantle Passenger Terminal, Fremantle, Western Australia (WA), Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)8 9227 7585 Perth market open: Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Perth market admission: charge, children are free


1. Down Town Rags
You will find an extensive range of retro vintage and fashionable recycled wear as well as new clothing at Down Town Rags. Shoes and clothing are available and prices start from AUD5. The vintage/retro apparel are authentic, well made versions of yesteryear, that have stood the test of time. The retro coats are well worth checking out. Exquisite Himalayan hand knitted sweaters in brilliant colours are available for around AUD65. Down Town specialises in large sizes. 

Address: 45 High Street Fremantle WA 6160
Opening hours: 11am-5pm Tue-Fri; 11am-4pm Sat; noon-5pm Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9336 7742
Neighbourhood: Fremantle
Nearest train: Fremantle train station

2. Jones of Guildford
This antique and collectibles store is located on the "antique strip" in historic Guildford. The strip of shops along this particular stretch of James Street has been around for years, with the Jones' shop dating back to approximately 1829.
The store has a mix of Australian and English furniture from yesteryear and a large assortment of china and curios. While you are here, you may like to wander along the strip and visit the other antique stores in the area. 

Address: 165 James Street Guildford Perth WA 6055
Opening hours: 9am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9378 2065
Neighbourhood: Swan Valley
Nearest train: Guildford train station; bus 36

3. Petticoat Junction

This funky little shop, located across from the Maylands train station has a great selection of vintage and retro clothing. If retro is your everyday style, you will love rummaging through the clothes racks that pack the small shop. Even if you do not normally dress in clothes from the 50s, 60s and 70s, it is still worth having a browse just for fun. The walls of the shop display the more special items of clothing such as wedding dresses and evening bags, while the racks have a selection of jackets, tops, dresses and pants. 

Address: 198 Whatley Crescent Maylands Perth WA 6051
Opening hours: 10.30am-5pm Tue-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9271 9044
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Maylands train station; buses 43, 44, 55

4. Morgans Gallery

Located in prestigious Kings Street, this gallery boasts a reputation as exclusive and up-market. Morgans offer a selection of exquisite ornate pictures and crockery, however their true strength lies in the collection of antique jewellery on display. The gallery itself is quite small but the stock impressive. Whether you just want to have a browse or you are in the market for something exquisite, this gallery comes highly recommended. Prices start around AUD250 and range well in the thousands. 

Address: 30 King Street Perth WA 6000
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Sat.
Telephone: +61 (0)8 9322 2135
Neighbourhood: Perth
Nearest train: Perth train station; Red CAT bus


1. Belmore Park Art Market
"Sydney Council established these markets as an outdoor site for artists and craftspeople to exhibit and sell work to a diverse city audience. Twenty-four, purpose-built display systems, house the art and craftwork from new, experienced and emerging artists. Exhibitors must apply to Council and are selected by ballot. All works must be original and made in Australia. The park is located opposite Central Station, bordered by Eddy Avenue, Hay and Pitt Streets." 

Address: Belmore Park Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 11am-6pm (5pm winter) Fri & Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9265 9769
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Central Station

2. Bondi Beach Markets

The stalls here are laden with unique products, many reflecting the local beachside atmosphere, with a bit of alternative hippy thrown in! There are reasonably priced clothes and accessories made by up and coming designers, groovy home wares, locally designed furniture, plants, antiques with an eastern feel, jewellery, books, second hand clothes, and a large selection of other peoples' junk which may just be your treasure! There are also massages, tarot card readings, homemade foods and an excellent selection of souvenirs if you are looking for something a little different.
Address: Bondi Beach Public School Bondi Beach Sydney NSW 2026 

Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9398 5486
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 380 from the city
URL: http://www.voyeurmagic.com.au/entertai.htm#shops

3. Bondi Junction Sunday Markets

These markets have been running since 1991, organised by three local Rotary Clubs who donate their profits to local and international causes. Tucked away at the end of Oxford Street in a large pedestrian shopping mall, the markets stock a variety of goods, from collectibles, retail clothing, jewellery, sunglasses and furniture, to plants and homemade arts and craftwork. Friendly, family atmosphere with buskers performing in the street, a good children's playground, and lots of cafes, shops and restaurants nearby. 

Address: Oxford Street Mall Bondi Junction Sydney NSW 2022
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)500 500 209
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bondi Junction Station

4. City Night Market

It is about time Sydney had a good bizarre night market! This one, down in Chinatown, runs during the summer months only--from December to February. You can spend the evening wandering through over 100 stalls set up in Dixon Street and its surrounds, feasting on fine foods, hunting for a bargain and being entertained by a cavalcade of street entertainers and performers. And if the tasty morsels from the stalls do not fill you up, there are an abundance of tempting Chinese restaurants to choose from for dinner. 

Address: Dixon Street Haymarket Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 6pm-11pm daily Dec-Feb
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9286 0111
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Central Station

5. Fox Studios Weekend Market

This market has all sorts of colourful stalls selling an eclectic mix of home wares, jewellery, accessories, art, craft and curious. They are well worth a browse if you are a keen collector of movie memorabilia--the markets specialise in old and new posters, books, costumes, scripts, set creations and more. There is also a market cafe and other food stalls. Parking is easy in the huge carpark and you can park for free for the first two hours. Admission: Free. 

Address: Fox Studios Australia Driver Avenue, Moore Park Sydney NSW 2021
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9383 4163
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 373 from Circular Quay
URL: http://www.foxstudios.com.au/markets/weekend.asp
Email: marilynforse@fox.com

6. Hornsby Computer Markets
"This is a new concept for computer buffs. Located on the upper North Shore, and around a 45 minutes train ride from the city,  The market is much more affordable for traders than large computer expos, which means they can pass down bargain basement prices for buyers. On sale are new computers, software, hardware and all internal connections and Internet bits and bobs. You can ask advice from the experts, have problems solved and even haggle for a really good bargain. " 

Address: Hornsby War Memorial Hall, High Street Hornsby Sydney NSW 1635
Opening hours: 9am-4pm second Sat of each month
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9482 2741
Neighbourhood: The Upper North Shore
Nearest train: Hornsby Station

7. Kings Cross Rotary Markets

Serving an eclectic mix of locals, tourists and suburban visitors, these markets are part traditional, part unusual, and quite non-commercial, with proceeds from stall holders going back into the local community. Peruse the many stalls selling second hand furniture, kitchen appliances and old treasures such as glass wear, paintings and crystal, owned and gathered by the large Eastern European contingent. Alternative-style products including incense and aromatherapy are on display and there is also a good selection of second hand jeans and leather jackets. There are also Chinese masseurs, tarot readings and snacks available. 

Address: Fitzroy Gardens Kings Cross Sydney NSW 2011
Opening hours: 8.30am-4pm Sunday
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9642 4118
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Kings Cross Station

8. Paddington Markets
Paddington Market is one of the most popular markets in the whole of Sydney and is home to designer fashions, vintage clothing, handmade jewellery and many food stalls. 

address: St. John's Church, 395 Oxford Street, Paddington, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)2 9331 2646 
Sydney market open: Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00

9. Manly Arts & Craft Market
100% Australian work is on sale at these pretty beachside stalls, just off The Corso. All the arts and crafts are hand-made and screened for quality by a selection committee. Showcasing the finest of arts and crafts, and offering a diverse range of products, from handcrafted leather shoes and jewellery, to water colour paintings, crafted ceramics and glass wear, gorgeous silk scarves and a wonderful range of unusual Australian souvenirs. Catch the ferry or Jetcat and spend the day at the beach and exploring the stalls and excellent cafes and restaurants in Manly. 

Address: Market Lane and Sydney Road Manly Sydney NSW 2095
Opening hours: Summer: 10am-6pm Sat & Sun. Winter: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9315 7011
Neighbourhood: The Northern Beaches
Nearest train: Manly Ferry Wharf

10. Paddington Bazaar
This market, in the grounds of a church and school, began life in 1972 as a place for hippies to display their wares for sale. Since its humble beginning, it has grown to encompass over 250 stalls. A stroll around on a Saturday is as much as social event as a place to hunt for bargains and the unusual. You will find everything from antiques and jewellery, to ceramics and clothes. There are also some tempting food stalls. Be prepared for the crowds, the market gets very busy and parking is not easy in the surrounding streets. 

Address: 2 Newcombe Street Paddington Sydney NSW 2021
Opening hours: Summer: 10am-5pm Sat. Winter: 10am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9331 2646
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 380 from Circular Quay

11. Parklea Markets

Under an hour's drive northwest from the city, vibrant Parklea Markets are situated under a huge canvas big top. The hundreds of colourful stalls feature fashion, cosmetics, toys, jewellery, kitchenware and souvenirs, garden ware and plants, car accessories, tools, fishing and camping gear and computer accessories. Then there are the international food stalls, seafood, fruit, veggies, fresh flowers, deli, butcher, baker, and candlestick maker and fast food outlets ... not to mention three cash machines! Particularly good markets for boys' toys! Parking for 14,000 cars, or a bus from the station. 

Address: Corner Sunnyholt Road and Old Windsor Road Parklea Sydney NSW 2768
Opening hours: 8.30am-4pm Sat, Sun & Public Holiday Mondays; closed Christmas Day
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9629 3311
Neighbourhood: The Greater West
Nearest train: Blacktown Station then shuttle bus to the markets
URL: http://www.parkleamarkets.com.au

12. Rocks Market (The)

Situated under a 150 long metre sail-like canopy, whatever the weather, you will keep cool and dry. Items for sale include a high class of souvenirs, ceramics, glassworks, home wares, antiques, arts, crafts and curios from around the world. Street theatre and musical groups entertain the crowds, and the markets have a large calendar of special events including art exhibitions throughout the year. Lots of great restaurants and pubs nearby if you fancy food. 

Address: George Street The Rocks Sydney NSW 2000 
Opening hours: Summer: 10am-6pm Sat & Sun. Winter: 10am-5pm Sat & Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9240 8746
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Circular Quay Station; ferry terminal
URL: http://www.rocksvillage.com/level2.cfm?cat_id=7&subcat_id=16

13. Rozelle Markets
This is one of Sydney's favourite second hand markets, with over 100 stalls set around the pretty grounds of historic Rozelle School. Garage sale stalls are a speciality and collectors regularly find treasures amongst other people's trash. Nobody will go hungry, either, with the wide selection of international food stalls for breakfast and lunch, set around a comfortable sit-down area. Of particular interest to music collectors are several stalls with LP record collections. Also some stalls with new goods. Good spot for backpackers to outfit their homes and themselves cheaply! 

Address: Rozelle Public School, Darling Street Rozelle Sydney NSW 2039
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Sat & Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9818 5373
Neighbourhood: The Inner West
Nearest train: Bus 442 or 500 from Town Hall

14. Sydney Opera House Markets
Weather permitting, each Sunday, a limited number of stall holders set up in the wide forecourt, in front of one of Sydney's biggest tourist attractions. This is an ideal opportunity to buy some locally made goods as well as enjoy the spectacular views of the harbour. On offer are quality arts, crafts, glassware and jewellery. These items make fabulous souvenirs or gifts. When you are shopped out, there are plenty of cafes nearby for a refreshing "pick me up". 

Address: Forecourt, Sydney Opera House Circular Quay Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 9am-4pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9250 1777
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Circular Quay Station; ferry terminal
URL: http://www.soh.nsw.gov.au

15. Hornsby Mall Village Fair
This market offers an excellent selection of wares from over 200 stallholders. Set up in the large shopping mall, there are bargain prices on everything including new handicrafts, plants, ceramics, pottery, jewellery, clothing, books, electrical goods, compact discs and furniture. The train journey from the city takes less than an hour, and the market is located right next to the train station, in-between two shopping centres, which also offer plenty of parking and loads of food shops. 

Address: Florence Mall Hornsby Sydney NSW 2077
Opening hours: 9am-3pm first Sun of each month
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9482 2741
Neighbourhood: The Upper North Shore
Nearest train: Hornsby Station

16. Balmain Markets
Balmain Market is an excellent local Sydney market, selling handmade candles, clothing, beauty products, second-hand items and general market goods. 

address: St. Andrew's Church, 223 Darling Street, Balmain, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)418 765 736 
Sydney market open: Saturday - 08:30 to 16:00

17. Glebe Markets 
Sydney's Glebe Market is home to an interesting mixture of second-hand books, clothing, ceramics, glassware, antiques, local arts and crafts and Sydney collectors' items. 

address: Glebe Public School, Derby Place, Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)2 4237 7499 
Sydney market open: Saturday - 10:00 to 16:00

18. Kirribilli Markets 
Kirribilli Market is a particularly popular monthly market in the Milsons Point area of Sydney and has an eclectic range of market goods for sale, including high fashion and trendy vintage clothes. 

addreass: Bradfield Road North, Milsons Point, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)2 9922 4428 
Sydney market open: fourth Saturday each month - 07:00 to 15:00

19. Paddy's Markets 
There are two Paddy's Markets in Sydney, the main one can be found on the corner of Hay and Thomas Street in the heart of Chinatown, with a large selection of fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood. Sydney's second Paddy's Market is located in Flemington, on Parramatta Road, close to Sydney Olympic Park, and operates a vast fruit and vegetable market that opens on Friday and Saturday each week. 

address: Market City, Street, Haymarket, Sydney, New South Wales (NSW), Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)1300 361 589
Sydney market open: Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 16:30


1. Andy's Books and Record Exchange
Sick of your old CDs, records, books and tapes? Drop into Andy's on a Monday or Tuesday to sell old Stones, Beatles and Led Zeppelin albums in any format, or books that you no longer want. Then replace them with new titles from the huge range, all at great prices. The staff are friendly and helpful, the only difficulty you will have, will be making a decision on what you would like best. 

Address: 16 Sydney Road Manly Sydney NSW 2095
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9977 6040
Neighbourhood: The Northern Beaches
Nearest train: Bus 144 from Wynard Station; Manly Ferry Wharf

2. Ashwoods Books and Records
There are loads of secondhand compact disc and record shops concentrated in this strip, along the upper end of Pitt Street heading towards Central, but Ashwoods is the best, and best-known. Ashwood's shelves bulge with hard-to-find vinyl, obscure compact discs, and rare tapes and recordings. Collectors and music lovers will be in heaven. Staff are helpful and knowledgeable, and since stock is changing regularly is can be worth paying this place a few visits for the chance of picking up a real piece of rock memorabilia. 

Address: 376 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri; 9am-7pm Thu; 9am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9267 7745
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Museum Station

3. Berkelouw Book Sellers
A well established Antiquarian Bookshop, Berkelouw has been operating as booksellers since 1812. This three-storeyed emporium has a large selection of antique Australiana, collectable art books, rare books, contemporary literature, fiction, biography, crime, and philosophy. If you need a respite from the books, there is always Café Centaur for cake and coffee on the first floor, overlooking Oxford Street, or a comprehensive selection of cards and knick-knacks on the ground floor. 

Address: 19 Oxford Street Paddington Sydney New South Wales 2010
Opening hours: 10am-midnight daily
Telephone: + 61 (0)2 9360 3200
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Museum Station then a 10 minute walk
URL: http://www.berkelouw.com.au
Email: books@berkelouw.com.au

4. Cornstalk Bookshop
A King Street institution, the Cornstalk Bookshop is well known for its towering shelves of books spanning all genres and subject matters (horror, crime, romance, and a huge range of non-fiction). There are also special AUD1 bins where you can find some real treasures, but it may take some hunting to unearth them. Additional Branch: Cornstalk has an antiquarian shop at 112 Glebe Point Road, +61 (0)2 9660 4889 that specialises in Australian history, as well as rare and valuable sheet music. 

Address: 262 King Street Newtown Sydney NSW 2042
Opening hours: 10am-midnight daily
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9550 3566
Neighbourhood: The Inner West
Nearest train: Newtown Station
URL: http://www.cornstalk.com.au
Email: books@cornstalk.com.au

5. Darling Street Books
Rozelle and Balmain are steeped in history, and much of that local history can be found in the pages of the secondhand books that find their way to Darling Street Books. Located opposite the weekend Rozelle Markets (often said to be the best secondhand markets in Sydney), Darling Street Books is surrounded by arty cafes--the perfect place to take your purchases and settle in for a coffee and a good read. 

Address: 648 Darling Street Rozelle Sydney NSW 2039
Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9555 1749
Neighbourhood: The Inner West
Nearest train: Bus 442 from the city

6. Fireside Bookshop
Winter or summer, Fireside is a cosy place to get away from it all and curl up with a good book or two or three ... . Inside this charm-filled shop, you can lose yourself for hours sorting through the shelves crammed with hardbacks and paperbacks. Fireside specialises in books about music and old music scores and they also have a bric-a-brac section selling items such as vases and pictures. The staff are friendly and helpful and will happily assist you with your purchases. 

Address: 298 Darling Street Balmain Sydney NSW 2041
Opening hours: 12.30pm-5pm Mon & Tue; 9.30am-5pm Wed-Fri; 9.30am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9810 7003
Neighbourhood: The Inner West
Nearest train: Bus 442 from the city

7. Glenn A Baker's Timewarp
Established in 1988 by renowned rock historian, researcher, writer, "friend to the stars" and radio and television presenter, Glenn A Baker, Timewarp specialises in pop and rock music from the 50s to present. Stocking a large range of records (LPs & 7" singles), compact discs, books, magazines and memorabilia, including originals and re-issues, both second-hand and new, Timewarp have their own "hunter" on staff to track down rare and hard-to-find recordings. They also conduct auctions and special events. 

Address: 289 Clarence Street Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri; 9am-9pm Thu; 9am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9283 1555
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Town Hall Station
URL: http://www.timewarp.com.au
Email: music@timewarp.com.au

8. Gould's Book Arcade
Even before its cinematic debut in the film "Erskineville Kings", Gould's was arguably Newtown's best known secondhand bookshop, with floor to ceiling shelves and big discount bins full of unsorted treasures just waiting to be discovered. A lot of genre fiction finds its way into Gould's (Horror and Sci-Fi especially), but you will also find some great traditional and contemporary classics. There is also a big newstand at the front of the store, directly in front of Mr Gould's mantle. 

Address: 32 King Street Newtown Sydney NSW 2042
Opening hours: 8am-midnight daily
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9519 8947
Neighbourhood: The Inner West
Nearest train: Newtown Station

9. Listen Up Records
From dance to breaks, Listen up Records is the local Darlinghurst secondhand record shop. Their secondhand section is huge. As well as new and old vinyl they also sell CDs. They buy a lot of records and are renowned for giving people good prices for pre-loved records. Staff are well-informed and happy to help you find what you are looking for. New stock comes in all the time so it is worth making a few trips. After browsing check out the excellent eateries on nearby Victoria Street, Darlinghurst. 

Address: 391 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9331 4250
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Kings Cross Station

10. Unsound
Specialist in R'n'B, hip-hop, Reggae, Jazz and House, this store is well stocked. They have a quite good selection of second hand CDs and vinyl and it is worth making a few trips to check the ever-changing stock. The owner goes overseas regularly to buy both new and secondhand tunes. The staff Leo and Daniel (owner) are very knowledgeable and their selection is always of very good quality. They are always on hand to offer help and advice on your purchases. 

Address: Shop C7, Concourse Level Wynyard Station Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 9am-6pm Mon-Fri; 9am-8pm Thu; 10am-4pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9299 0211
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Wynyard Station
URL: http://www.unsound.com.au
Email: mail@unsound.com.au

11. Warped Records
Opened in 1982, this shop previously specialised in buying and selling secondhand records. They still do this, but the focus has now moved to CDs in a huge variety of music types. You will find a good cross section of titles available but in particular, new and second hand hip-hop, house, jazz, soul and blues. Stock is constantly changing so it is worth paying this place several visits. They also sell tickets for some of the hottest dance parties in the city. 

Address: 14 Bayswater Road Kings Cross Sydney NSW 2011
Opening hours: 10am-9pm Mon-Wed; 10am-11.59pm Thu-Sat; noon-9pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9357 4442
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Kings Cross Station

12. Blue Spinach
If you want names, here you will find them all--Gucci, Prada, Armani and Dolci & Gabbana --but only one of everything. That is because Blue Spinach specialises in designer-based cast-offs in perfect condition for men, women and even children. Nothing is more than two seasons old. Never-worns are half the original price and used items in good condition are priced at one-third. Discerning shoppers know a bargain when they see one and the turnover is rapid. You can also make special requests if there is something in particular you are after. 

Address: 348 Liverpool Street Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri &Sat; 10am-8pm Thu
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9331 3904
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 389 from the city then a short walk

13. Di Nuovo
It maybe pre-loved but there is nothing second-hand rose about these labels. This stylish store offers designer labels that have only been worn once or maybe a couple of times. Nothing on the rack is over two seasons old and you can discover such gems as: Armani, Versace, Ralph Lauren, DKNY, Donna Karan, Collette Dinnigan, and a good range of shoes, accessories, glasses and menswear. Fashion victim heaven! 

Address: 92-94 William Street Paddington Sydney NSW 2021
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 10am-5:30pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (02) 9362 4221
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Buses 380, 381 from the city

14. Revivre
The name of the game here is designer labels, but at prices everyone can afford. Synonymous with the quality you would expect to find in Double Bay, here you will find high quality fashions at great prices. The recycled fashion range stocks labels such as Max Mara, Prada, Versace, Chanel and Armani. Most of the garments are from the current season and none any more than two seasons old. You will also find a range of new, imported designer clothes, many sold below cost price. Labels here include Ana Sui, Marc Jacobs, Iceberg and Christian Lacroix. 

Address: Shop 4, 49 Bay street Double Bay Sydney NSW 2028
Opening hours: 10am-3.30pm Mon-Wed; 10am-6.30pm Thu; 10am-5.30pm Fri; 10am-5pm Sat; 12.30pm-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9362 0597
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Edgecliff Station

15. P A D
This super little 'hole in the wall' has just about something for every living room, dining room or boudoir! And that is not all! The constantly rotating stock is an affordable mixture of good style at a great price. This small store is one of Darlo's many retro furniture 'pads' selling a varied selection of 60s and 70s collectables. Check out a great range of glass, ceramics, interesting lounge suites and retro furniture inports. Funky and fabulous furniture. 

Address: 134 Darlinghurst Road Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: Noon-5pm Thu; noon-6pm Fri; 10am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9326 0321
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Kings Cross Station

16. C's Flashback Seconhand Clothing
"This newish second hand store stocks some of the coolest in retro fashion. Set in the new, cool district of Surry Hills, just around the corner from the Darlinghurst nightclub district, and down the street from the fashionable Paddington. C's stocks old school jackets, Hawaiian shirts, denim and loads and loads of other often one-of-a-kind second hand retro gear. Ultra cool designer and one-off pieces for the girls and guys. Additional Branches: Newtown; Penrith." 

Address: Shop 32, 277 Crown Street Surry Hills Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri & Sat; 10am-9pm Thu; 11am-5pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9331 7833
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 380, L82 or 378 from Circular Quay

17. Kookaburra Kiosk
This interesting shop stocks garments for men and women from the 1940s right through to the 70s. Trading since 1975 both locals and tourists delight in the clothes that their grandparents used to wear. Increasingly fashionable, this type of second hand clothing is proving harder and harder to find. Fabrics range from leather to polyester and even plastic. There is also a wonderful range of accessories to choose from including shoes, jewellery, luggage and baggage. 

Address: 112a Burton Street Darlinghurst Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri; 11am-6pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9380 5509
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Kings Cross Station then a ten-minute walk; bus 389 from the city then a short walk

18. Mister Stinky
It is a name that sticks in your head and believe it or not so will the clothes. Mister Stinky stocks a vast range of second hand and homemade clothing. Inside you will find loads of old school clothes. Tops you use to wear to primary school such as gotcha and bonds t-shirts, jackets, old printed T-shirts and striped, extra daggy tracksuit pant. They also sell a range of skirts made with alternative fabric such as bed sheets or curtains. If you are after individual and way cool clothing, this is the place to shop. 

Address: 482 Cleveland Street Surry Hills Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: Noon-6pm Tue-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9310 7005
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Central Station 

19. Vintage Clothing (The)
Antique lace, beautiful brooches, smoking jackets, blazing ball-gowns and divine, collectible shoes are a couple of the items that have kept customers returning for unique classic finds time after time. This small store is a vintage aficiando's dream; all the stock is well considered, in imaculate condition and extremly covetable. Drop in for something unseen for ages and terribly tempting! New items are added to the stock regularly so it is worth popping back from time to time for a look at the new things available. 

Address: 147 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 10.30-6pm Mon-Wed & Fri; 10.30am-7pm Thu; 10.30pm-4pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9267 7135
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Town Hall Station

20. Alan Landis Antiques
Over the past 25 years, Alan Landis has built up an excellent reputation for his knowledge of English ceramics and Australiana. He continues to research both fields extensively and is now regarded as a world authority on Wedgwood. Landis is also very interested in works produced by English factories (including Wedgwood and Royal Worcester) which have Australian associations. These include, for example, dinnerware decorated with local flora and fauna. Wherever possible, the stock is accompanied by supporting, documentary evidence, while insurance valuations and a restoration service are available as well. 

Address: Suite 409, Level 4 149 Castlereagh Street Sydney NSW 2000
Opening hours: 9am-5pm Wed-Fri; or by appointment
Telephone: +61 (02) 9267 7068; (0)414 703 759
Neighbourhood: Central Business District (CBD)
Nearest train: Town Hall Station
Email: alanlandis@eisa.net.au

21. Architectural Heritage
For the best selection of architectural antiques, you cannot go past this wonderful shop located on trendy Glebe Point Road. Choose from leadlight windows, iron lace, fire grates and surrounds, lighting, garden artefacts and a range of Australian-made, reproduction fountains. This is serious restoration territory while the friendly staff will go out of their way to find the right element for the period under consideration. The constantly tinkling fountains are another bonus. 

Address: 62 Glebe Point Road Glebe Sydney NSW 2037
Opening hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Sat; 10am-5.30pm Sun; closed Christmas Day and Good Friday
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9660 0100; +61 (0)412 226 700; +61 (0)412 677 125
Neighbourhood: The Inner West
Nearest train: Central Station

22. Caravan Interiors
Minimalists beware! This is the closest thing to an Arabian love nest you will find in Bondi. All the merchandise in this well stocked, alluring store seems to travel from the Middle East and Asia. This melange of homewares, glassware, hand-beaded bedware, and embroidered fabrics are ideal for wedding presents and unusual gifts. There are some delightful lights and cushions, as well as shawls and saris and plenty of one off items to treasure. 

Address: 85 Hall Street Bondi Sydney NSW 2026
Opening hours: 11am-6pm daily
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9365 0500
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 389 from the city

23. Chee Soon & Fitzgerald
After four years, during which they established a reputation as Sydney's premier retro design source, Chee Soon & Fitzgerald have decided to diversify. The Marimekko textiles, Murano glass, modernist ceramics, wallpapers, and vintage and oriental grass-weave papers will remain in stock but greater emphasis is now being placed upon contemporary Australian and international design. The shop repays regular visits and, as always, it is a pleasure to deal with such passionate, committed and knowledgeable staff. 

Address: 387 Crown Street Surry Hills Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: 11am-8pm Mon-Sat; 11am-7pm Sun
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9360 1031
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Central Station Station then a short walk
Email: cheesoonfitz@yahoo.com

24. Janet Niven
Located in the upmarket, Queens Court complex, Janet Niven has long attracted attention for her beautiful window displays and specialist knowledge. This shop focuses mainly upon the 18th and 19th century English period, and carries small collectable antiques, miniatures, silhouettes, samplers, needlework pictures, shawls and other textiles, porcelain, and Georgian and country furniture. The range of English blue and white transfer-ware and Staffordshire figures are also greatly admired. This is a favoured destination among collectors, museum curators and buyers in search of that special gift that will not be found elsewhere. 

Address: 118 Queen Street Woollahra Sydney NSW 2025
Opening hours: By appointment
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9363 2211
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 380 from the city then a short walk

25. Josef Lebovic Gallery
One of Sydney's most colourful art identities, Josef Lebovic has specialised in prints, drawings, photographs and other works on paper since 1977. He also mounts regular exhibitions and produces high quality catalogues. This is where you go to acquire a vintage Australian photograph or prints by local artists such as Norman and Lionel Lindsay, Sydney Long and Thea Proctor. Moreover, the gallery carries an eclectic range of non-Australian material including Old Master drawings, European prints and turn of the century advertising posters. Lebovics enthusiasm for his chosen field is highly infectious as well. 

Address: 34 Paddington Street Paddington Sydney NSW 2021
Opening hours: 1pm-6pm Tue-Fri; 11am-5pm Sat; other times by appointment
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9332 1840
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 380 from the city
URL: http://www.antique-art.com.au/gallery/dealers/jlebovic/dealer.htm
Email: josefl@ozemail.com.au

26. Simpson's Antiques
For more than twenty years, Sydney dealer Andrew Simpson has passionately lived and breathed Australian colonial furniture, paintings and decorative arts. He has also undertaken detailed research into these areas and is co-author of two major books relating to Australian colonial furniture. As he spends most of his time sourcing new stock, the shop is often closed but access can be arranged via phone, fax or email. This persistence certainly pays off, as no other outlet can offer the same range and quality together with informed knowledge about Australiana.
Address: 40 Queen Street Woollahra Sydney NSW 2025 

Opening hours: By appointment or chance
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9363 3424
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 380 from the city then a short walk
URL: www.casuarinapress.com.au
Email: simpson@casuarinapress.com.au

27. Sydney Antique Centre (The)
Buy, sell or hire! Australia's oldest and largest antique centre, established in 1974, is located just 2.5 kilometres from the city centre and houses over 50 prestigious dealers. Browse through a splendid range of antique furniture, porcelain, glass, jewellery, clocks, watches, kitchenware, lights, Orientalia, rugs, sports memorabilia, bottles, books, dolls, collectables and more. While making that final decision, take time out and retire for refreshments in the centre's very friendly cafe. 

Address: 531 South Dowling Street Surry Hills Sydney NSW 2010
Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily; closed Christmas Day, Good Friday
Telephone: +61 (0)2 9361 3244
Neighbourhood: Eastern Suburbs
Nearest train: Bus 303 from Circular Quay
URL: www.sydantcent.com.au
Email: info@sydantcent.com.au


1. Margate Train Complex
The last passenger train in Tasmania forms the basis of a recreational shopping and tourist development. Originally used on the Tasman Railway and complete with carriages and a curved platform roof, the train buffet car offers morning and afternoon teas, lunches and serious coffee plus fresh pancakes. The carriages now play host to various activities including quality second-hand books in On The Track Book Exchange, local honey and bric-a-brac. Nearby a large shed houses antique and vintage furniture and a fascinating second-hand store called The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. A small outdoor market operates on Sunday. 

Address: Channel Highway Margate Hobart TAS 7054
Opening hours: 9.30am-5pm daily.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 6211 8200 (Kingborough Council)
Neighbourhood: D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Nearest train: Twenty minute drive from central Hobart. 

2. Antiques Market (The)
A consortium of antique dealers have taken over two floors of this building located next to the General Post Office. Chock a block with furniture, bric-a-brac, books, fabrics and jewellery, browsers are sure to find many pieces of interest. Prices, however, will be a pleasant surprise. Art deco and fifties retro items are plentiful, so collectors should ensure that they leave plenty of time to explore. Do not forget to go upstairs for here lovers of kitsch will be very happy indeed. You will probably even find a kewpie doll! 

Address: 11 Elizabeth Street Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri; 10am-4.30pm Sat; noon-4.30pm Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 6236 9905
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Metro City Bus Terminal

3. Salamanca Market 
Salamanca Market is a lively, weekly flea market, held in Hobart's trendy Salamanca district. The market is situated along the scenic waterfront, which is lined with grassy areas and large plane trees. With more than 250 market stalls selling a wide variety of market goods, Hobart's Salamanca Market is one of Tasmania's premier tourist attractions and is operated by Hobart City Council.
Attracting more than 10,000 customers each week, highlights at the Salamanca Market include fresh fruit and vegetables, organic produce, bread, cakes, savoury snacks, local delicacies, stylish new and vintage clothes, fashion accessories, collectors' items, local arts and crafts, flowers, plants, books, music, antiques, paintings, mirrors, Tasmanian arts, Aboriginal artefacts, ceramics, Hobart souvenirs and general flea market bric-a-brac. Salamanca Market is the largest and most popular market in Hobart and other attractions nearby include hot snacks, music, live entertainment, street cafés, galleries, speciality shops and renovated warehouses. 

address: Salamanca Place, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7000, Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)3 6230 8233
Hobart markets open: Saturday - 08:30 to 15:00
Hobart markets admission: free

4. Northgate Flea Market 
Located in the car park area of the Northgate Shopping Centre, each Sunday Hobart's popular Northgate Flea Market attracts large crowds of eager bargain hunters. This interesting, undercover market features a wide range of items such as vintage clothes, secondhand books, music, souvenirs and general Hobart market bric-a-brac. 

address:  Northgate Shopping Centre, Main Road, Glenorchy, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS), 7010, Australia AU
Tel: +61 (0)3 6272 0112
Hobart markets open: Sunday - 08:30 to 15:00
Hobart markets admission: free


1. Aeroplane Records
Everyone who can remember the 1970s knows the frustration of trying to find a copy of an old LP on compact disc. In most cases, it is impossible and those golden oldies are gone forever. Well dust off your record player because at Aeroplane Records they have a huge collection of used and new records, CDs, cassettes and videos. This store brands itself as "Hobart's Different Record Shop" and the tag is true for you can even sell or swap your used records, cassettes, CDs and videos. 

Address: 51-53 Victoria Street Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: 10am-5.30pm Mon-Wed; 10am-6pm Thu-Fri; 10am-4pm Sat &Sun.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 6234 9972
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Metro City Bus Terminal
URL: www.aeroplanerecords.com.au/
Email: mail@aeroplanerecords.com.au

2. Imperial Bookshop
Look for the signs so you do not miss the passage that houses this book shop which is a browser's delight. There is every chance you might just stumble across that title you have spent years searching for. On the other hand, ask, and the staff seem to know exactly which shelf or box to look in to give you just what you want. A huge stock includes Australiana, Tasmaniana, militaria and biographies. The range of recorded and sheet music is also impressive. 

Address: 138 Collins Street Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: 9.30am-5.30pm Mon-Fri; 9.30am-2pm Sat
Telephone: +61 (0)3 6223 1663
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Metro City Bus Terminal
Email: imperialbooks@hotmail.com

3. Salamanca Place
A row of beautifully renovated sandstone warehouses lines Hobart's historic waterfront. Built in the 1830s, they were centres for trade and commerce. Recently they have been tastefully converted into stylish bars, art studios, book shops, boutiques, restaurants, jewellery stores and outdoor cafes. A lovely place to window shop or relax with a cappuccino or purchase a beautiful (and original) reminder of your visit. Across the road are lawns and park benches sheltered by the spreading branches of plane trees that are transformed by a mass of fairy lights in the evenings. 

Address: Salamanca Place Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: 24 hours daily.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 6230 8233
Neighbourhood: Salamanca
Nearest train: Metro City Bus Terminal

4. Salamanca Square
Behind Hobart's historic waterfront is an open space where you can escape from some of the hustle and bustle of Salamanca Place and sit back, enjoy a coffee and cake and watch the restful fountain. Local musicians often perform in the area, particularly in summer, and it is not unusual to be able to enjoy singers, flautists, guitar and violin players and sometimes a string quartet. Shops, including galleries, restaurants and coffee shops and attractions such as Antarctic Adventure are located in the Square. 

Address: Salamanca Square Hobart TAS 7000
Opening hours: 24 hours daily.
Telephone: +61 (0)3 6230 8233 (Hobart Visitor Information Centre)
Neighbourhood: Salamanca
Nearest train: Metro City Bus Terminal

5. Taste of Antiques
If your loved ones can wait until after Christmas for their gift, it is worth visiting this annual gathering of dealers to select an exquisite piece of jewellery, an artwork or a superb piece of furniture. Tasmanian antiques are competitively priced, and here under one roof buyers can browse and inspect a variety of beautiful pieces. This is Tasmania's biggest antiques and collectibles fair so there is sure to be something to suit the most discerning of buyers. Admission: AUD6; children under 16 free. 

Address: City Hall, Macquarie Street Hobart Tasmania 7000
Opening hours: 7pm-10pm Fri; 10am-10pm Sat; 10am-5pm Sun-Wed
Telephone: +61(0)3 6255 5223
Neighbourhood: City Centre
Nearest train: Metro City Bus Terminal

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