Sydney is the home of many fresh produce and community markets and those selling all manner of items. Markets in Sydney having grown from humble dockside beginnings over 200 years ago to the internationally recognised markets of today.
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Below we list the main markets in Sydney and what they feature. Click on the headings to read about Sydney market.
Second hand books, art, jewellery and contemporary homewares' and held every Saturday from 8 - 4. St. Andrews Church at Curtis Road Balmain.
Bondi Beach Market
Fashion at low prices, second had clothing, art, jewellery and held every Sunday from 10 - 4 with arts and crafts. Bondi Beach Public School, Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach.
Chinatown Night markets
Eveleigh Farmers Market
243 Wilson Street, Eveleigh (02 9209 4220)
Held every Saturday morning at Eveleigh Rail yards
Popular with local chefs and has produce from all over New South Wales and open on Wednesday and Saturdays. Fox Studios, Redfern.
Flemington Swap and Sell
Good for fashion bargains and starts very early each Saturday. Sydney Markets Plaza, Parramatta Road, Flemington.
Every Saturday on Paddington's Oxford Street. Oxford Street.
Held every Saturday from 10 - 4 is a well known alternative market. Lots of clothing, arts, crafts,places to eat and a a good grassy area for the kids. School Grounds, Glebe Point Road, Glebe.
Kings Cross Rotary Markets
Held every Sunday at El Alamein Fountain, Fitzroy Gardens, Kings Cross.
A fashion market held on the fouth Saturday of the month. Bradfield Park, Kirribilli.
Newtown Designers Market
A fashion market where new designers sell their creations. Newtown Neighbourhood Centre, 3rd Sunday of Month.
North Sydney Markets
Clothes and homewares on the second saturday of the month. Miller Street, North Sydney.
Organic Food Market
Open every Saturday and specializing Organic produce. Orange Grove Public School, Leichardt.
Paddy’s Market is considered an Australian institution with roots going back over 150 years. Originally the Haymarket site was a hay and grain market. Nowadays, products available range from fresh foods, to sunglasses, to CDs and homewares. The markets are one of Sydney’s largest suppliers of "Australiana" and souvenir items. The markets can be found in two locations - Haymarket and Flemington. Haymarket is open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays) from 09:00am to 5:00pm, including public holidays. Flemington is Fridays - 10:00am to 4:30pm, Saturdays - 06:00am to 2:00pm, and Sundays - 09:00am to 4:30pm. Saturdays at Flemington are fresh food days and also see the Paddy’s Swap & Sell market open over the same hours.
Fashion, toys, jewellery and antiques and held every Saturday from 10- 4. 395 Oxford Street, Paddington.
Pyrmont Growers Market
A slow food market on the first Saturday of the month. Pyrmont Bay Park.
The Rocks Market
The Rocks Market with a beautiful setting on George Street close to Circular Quay is open Saturdays and Sundays with good quality goods.
Bric a brac and good bargains every Saturday and Sunday. Rozelle Public School, Darling Street, Rozelle.
Surry Hills Markets
A monthly market with a lot of secondhand and handmade goods. Held on the first Saturday of the month. Shannon Reserve,Crown Street, Surry Hills.
Sydney Fish Markets
Fresh local fish and all the action can be viewed from the public galleries in the early morning. Sydney Fish Market, Blackwattle Bay (02 9004 1100).
Sydney Flower Markets
A wholesale market but the public art also welcome, closed on Sunday. Off Parramatta Road, Outer West.
The Sydney Opera House Markets
The market is open on Sundays from 9 - 5. with Australian arts and crafts. Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay, Sydney.