A popular tourist destination and one of Australia’s largest cities, Sydney needs no introduction. Sydney’s most well-known landmark, the Sydney Opera House is situated right along the harbour front, as is the Harbour Bridge, which is another iconic location in Sydney. This eclectic city has so much to offer – from wildlife spotting in the national parks to surfing along the sun-soaked beaches to dining at award-winning restaurants to catching a show at the world-famous Sydney Opera House. And if shopping is on your mind, Sydney has plenty of vibrant markets that stock a variety of goods. Arts, crafts, souvenirs, local produce, fresh seafood, vintage creations, antiques, and so much more is on offer at markets in neighborhoods throughout Sydney. For top local products, deals and bargains, do check out our list of the best markets in and near Sydney, Australia.
1. Sydney Fish Market
Sydney Fish Market is the biggest seafood market in the southern hemisphere and has the largest variety of fresh seafood in Australia. About 2,700 crates of fresh seafood is auctioned every day at this market. Behind the scene tours are held early morning and visitors can browse through the numerous wholesale and retail shops selling an astounding variety of fish. Afterwards, catch a bite at one of the many restaurants and cafés in the market or shop at the fishing supplies store and gift shop. The Sydney Fish Market also offers seafood cooking classes on site at the Sydney Seafood School.
Sydney Fish Market
Address: Corner Pyrmont Bridge Road &, Bank St, Sydney NSW 2009, Australia
Website: Sydney Fish Market
Opening hours: Monday-Sunday: 7:00am to 4:00pm
2. Rozelle Markets
Popular for second-hand goods, Rozelle Markets is one of the oldest markets of its kind in Sydney. A plethora of pre-owned and pre-loved goods are on sale at the dozens of stalls in this market. Held every weekend on the grounds of Rozelle Public School, this open-air market has been the ideal place to buy antiques and assorted bric-a-brac by locals for over 20 years. Collectibles, jewellery, antiques, fashion, art, etc. are all available at the Rozelle Markets. Live entertainment, artisanal food stalls and a perfect day out are what you’ll experience at the Rozelle Markets.
Address: 663 Darling St, Rozelle NSW 2039, Australia
Website: Rozelle Markets
Opening hours: Saturday-Sunday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
3. The Rocks Markets
Renowned for its curated artisanal wares, the weekend market at The Rocks Markets is a must-do Sydney experience. Fondly known as ‘The Rocks’, this market is hard to miss since it’s just a short stroll from the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House. On the cobblestone streets of this market, you’ll find all kinds of artisanal, one-of-a-kind home goods, handcrafted jewellery, art, prints, local beauty products and clothing items, plus yummy food stalls too! There’s also a special Friday Foodie Market that has bustling stalls of street food from all over the world. There’s live entertainment and impromptu gigs by talented local musicians, too.
The Rocks Markets
Address: George St, The Rocks NSW 2000, Australia
Website: The Rocks Markets
Opening hours: Friday: 9:00am to 6:00pm; Saturday:10:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
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4. Surry Hills Markets
Specialising in handmade, second-hand and recycled goods, the Surry Hills Markets is a community-led market held on the first Saturday of every month. It is an open-air market that is open in all weather conditions. This flea market has unique treasures like valuable antiques, handmade beauty products, vintage fashion, vinyl records, handicrafts, and so much more. There’s also the Surry Hills Community Café run by volunteers that serves up tasty home-style food to visitors.
Surry Hills Markets
Address: Shannon Reserve, Crown Street, Surry Hills, New South Wales 2010
Website: Surry Hills Markets
Opening hours: First Saturday of every month: 8:00am to 4:00 pm
5. Northside Produce Market
The 20-year-old Northside Produce Market is a popular Sydney market selling fresh seasonal produce, assorted food preparations, and handcrafted small goods. The market is held in the beautiful Civic Park grounds and is a favored destination for weekend breakfast, lunch and brunch by the locals. It specializes in the sale of sustainable, fresh and seasonal produce directly from the growers and producers, like fruits and vegetables, artisanal dairy products like butter and cheese, olive oil, flowers and herbs, a range of baked goods, organic eggs and meats, as well as small handcrafted homewares. There are a plenty of stalls selling ready-to-eat food, too.
Northside Produce Market
Address: Civic Park, 220 Miller Street, North Sydney
Website: Northside Produce Market
Opening hours: First and third Saturday of every month (except first Saturday of January): 8:00am to 12:00pm
6. Kings Cross Organic Food Market
One of the many organic food markets in Sydney, the Kings Cross Organic Food Market is an open-air market place that specializes in supplying certified organic produce. It is not as large as other Sydney markets, but this weekend market is ideal to pick up some daily groceries and artisanal produce like local fruits and vegetables direct from the farmers, flowers and plants, local and French cheese, Australian truffles, local honey, oils, antipasti plates, home-made baked goods, etc. There are also craft beers, gourmet food creations and many other delicacies to be enjoyed at the food stalls in the market.
Kings Cross Organic Food Market
Address: Fitzroy Gardens, MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Website: Kings Cross Organic Food Market
Opening hours: Saturday:9:00am to 2:00pm, Sunday, 9:30am to 2:30pm
7. Parklea Markets
Parklea Markets is the biggest covered market place in the Southern hemisphere. It is a flea market specializing in the sale of a variety of items – from local produce to fashion and cosmetics to food to homewares, flowers, camping and fishing goods, plants, car accessories and practically anything else that you can think of. It also has many food stalls selling excellent international cuisines. There are many entertainment options for the kids and art displays suitable for all ages. It is also a great place to buy low cost gifts, treats or souvenirs.
Address: 601 Sunnyholt Rd, Parklea NSW 2768, Australia
Website: Parklea Markets
Opening hours: Friday-Sunday: 8:30am to 4:30pm
8. Potts Point Market
Specialising in great bargains of bric-a-brac, street food, flowers, and second-hand and new clothing, the Potts Point Market is a fabulous little community market frequented by many locals for their weekend shopping. It has a friendly atmosphere with a great number of stalls selling wonderful vintage wares, local produce, flowers, clothes, home decoration items, collector’s items, handmade jewellery, etc. Follow your nose to the delicious smells wafting from the food stalls preparing international and local delicacies. Located next to the iconic El Alamein Fountain in Kings Cross, this market is hard to miss.
Potts Point Market
Address: Fitzroy Garden, MacLeay St, Potts Point NSW 2011, Australia
Website: Potts Point Market
Opening hours: Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 3:00pm
9. Bondi Markets
Editor's Note: Photo taken from the establishment's official social account
Open every Sunday on the grounds of the Bondi Public School, Bondi Markets is where the locals flock after an early morning dip at the Bondi beach. The market is said to be the launchpad for upcoming designers and brands, artists and craftspeople. The stalls at the market have a bohemian vibe that is quintessentially Bondi and you can find a vast variety of goods for yourself and your home, like designer clothes, exotic imports, retro posters, vinyl records, eclectic prints and art, vintage items, handmade furniture and jewellery, etc. There are also many food options to choose from at the Bondi Markets.
Address: Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach NSW 2026, Australia
Website: Bondi Markets
Opening hours: Saturday: 9:00am-1:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am to 4:00pm
10. Balmain Market
The Balmain Market turned 40 years old in 2018 and is one of the oldest community-focused markets in Sydney. Located on the grounds of the St. Andrews Congregational Church, the market is focused on handmade arts and craft, gift items, antiques, homeware, plants and jewellery. The stalls at this market also stock recycled art, original contemporary art, books, fruits and vegetables, clothing, and more. Visitors can also grab a bite at the multicultural food hall.
Address: St. Andrews Congregational Church, 217-223 Darling Street, Balmain, NSW, 2041
Website: Balmain Market
Opening hours: Second and fourth Saturday of every month: 9:00am to 3:00pm
Shop to your heart's content at the amazing markets in Sydney
Our list of markets in and near Sydney is proof that you don’t need to break the bank to shop while on a holiday. Sydney’s vibrant and pulsating markets offer practically everything under the sun – clothes, vintage items, organic produce, footwear, gourmet food, gifts, souvenirs, handcrafted goods, and a lot more. There’s really no excuse to not go shopping at the best markets in and near Sydney, Australia!
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