Top Sydney Markets
From second-hand treasure coves to vegan-friendly gatherings, Sydney’s market scene erupts every weekend. Hundreds of stallholders set up shop across town, ready to present their goods to the thousands of market-goers on their morning weekend rituals. Whether you’re shopping for fresh produce at the organic farmer’s market in Sydney’s hipster suburb of Marrickville, or going thrift shopping in the second-hand clothing section of Glebe Markets in the city’s inner west, the Sydney markets scene is not to be missed.
What’s a weekend without browsing curiously passed the market stalls, tasting the varieties of street foods, and listening to live music while sitting in the sun with your friends? Rain, hail or shine, there are many Sydney markets to be enjoyed. With our extremely mild winters, there’s never an excuse not to get outdoors. Below are some of our favourite Sydney markets to visit while you’re in town.
The Rocks Market
Probably one of the most iconic markets in Sydney due to its prime location, is The Rocks Market. It features a range of artisanal products, gourmet foods, and locally-made fashion and accessories. Every weekend, market stalls cover the historic cobblestoned streets of The Rocks, the first European settlement in Australia. If you’re looking to take back an authentically Australian souvenir, these markets are the place to find it.
Location: George St, The Rocks — VIEW MAP
How to get to The Rocks Markets from Coogee: Bus 373 from Coogee to Museum station. Walk 15 minutes towards Circular Quay station.
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sydney Vegan Market
Located in Moore Park, this newly opened and much-anticipated market is an example of Sydney’s thriving vegan scene. From vegan mac and cheese to a vegan version of the iconic Aussie sausage roll, your taste buds can enjoy a huge array of ethically sourced food. The grounds also offer free yoga, pilates, and educational talks about living an ethical life.
Location: The Market EQ, Moore Park — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Sydney Vegan Market from Coogee: Bus 373 from Coogee to Anzac Parade, Moore Park.
Hours: Third Sunday of every month from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Located in Sydney’s inner west and only a short walk from Central Station, is Glebe Markets. This market is best known for its second-hand treasures, especially fashion. Every Saturday the Glebe School grounds are transformed into a thrift shopper’s paradise. Sydneysiders rent spaces to sell their gently used clothes, shoes, and jewelry for next-to-nothing prices. Head over in the early afternoon to pick up the closing bargains.
Location: Glebe Point Rd &, Derby Pl, Glebe — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Glebe Markets from Coogee: Bus 370 from Coogee to Glebe Public School
Hours: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Chinatown Night Market
For an evening of Asian cuisine and ambiance, head over to the Chinatown Night Market. Sydney’s Chinatown brings the best of Chinese culture to the heart of the Sydney CBD. On Friday evenings, Little Eat Street lights up with red lanterns and a smorgasbord of Asian tastings. Choose from the authentic street food or opt to dine in, as restaurant hosts compete for your attention on the busy street.
Location: Dixon Street, Chinatown (Haymarket, Sydney) — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Chinatown Night Market from Coogee: Bus 374 from Randwick Rugby Club to Elizabeth Street.
Hours: Fridays from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Carriageworks Farmers Market
Every Saturday morning, this unique open warehouse district holds weekly farmer’s markets. The markets showcase produce from local New South Wales’ growers, as well as artisan bread, condiments, coffee and tea, flowers, and dairy products from local producers. This market is dedicated to supporting upcoming talent, boutique producers, and sustainable living. Be sure to indulge in the many food tastings on offer before heading off to explore Sydney’s eccentric suburb of Newtown.
Location: 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Carriageworks Farmers Market from Coogee: Bus 370 from Coogee to King Street at Carillon Avenue.
Hours: Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hop on the iconic Sydney ferry, head to the beachside suburb of Manly, and stroll through the open-air Manly Markets. Here you’ll find many different types of stalls, from jewelry to art, fashion to food. This market is also an ideal place to pick up a souvenir, with some quirky surf-themed trinkets on offer.
Location: Sydney Rd, Manly — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Manly Markets from Coogee: Bus 373 from Coogee to Museum Station. Walk 5 minutes. Ferry from Circular Quay to Manly Wharf. Walk 8 minutes north along The Corso.
Hours: Saturdays & Sundays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kirribilli Art, Design & Fashion Market
The Kirribilli Art, Design & Fashion Market is located beneath the iconic Harbour Bridge in the north of Sydney. These markets are split into two main areas. On the green, you’ll find second-hand vintage clothes and accessories. In the tunnel, you’ll find stalls from local designers and local artists. This market is a great end to a north-bound Harbour Bridge walk on a Sunday morning.
Location: Alfred Street South, Milsons Point — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Kirribilli Art, Design & Fashion Market from Coogee: Bus 374 from Randwick Rugby Club to Central Station. Train from Central Station to Milsons Point Station.
Hours: Second Sunday of every month from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
This community-based market is aimed at showcasing local designers and artists. The Paddington Uniting Church offers its grounds each and every Saturday to over 150 creative and innovative stallholders. Come along to listen to some live music, enjoy some local coffee, and support artisans here in Sydney’s high-end suburb of Paddington.
Location: 395 – 435 Oxford St, Paddington — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Paddington Markets from Coogee: Bus 353 from Coogee to Bondi Junction. Bus 333 from Bondi Junction to Paddington Public School.
Hours: Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Marrickville Organic Markets
Located in Sydney’s inner-west, these markets embody a complete sense of community. Start off at the Chai Tent for a delicious cup of warm chai tea. Then, browse through the food and dessert stalls before making your way into the main hall. Here, you will find a range of ethically produced goods, from fair trade fashion to organic honey and vegan cupcakes. Finish off your visit sitting in the sun on the lawn, listening to live music and watching the canines play happily in this dog-friendly venue.
Location: Addison Road Community Centre, Marrickville — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Marrickville Organic Markets from Coogee: Bus 374 from Randwick Rugby Club to Museum Station. Bus 428 from Castlereagh Street to Addison Road.
Hours: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
For something a little closer to Coogee, Bondi offers a lively market every Sunday from 9 a.m. The markets are a collection of products from local designers, including fashion and handmade jewelry, as well as something to add to your vintage wardrobe. Start your morning off early with the Coogee to Bondi walk, and finish off with some shopping at Sydney’s most famous beach.
Location: Bondi Beach Public School on Campbell Parade — VIEW MAP
How to get to the Bondi Markets from Coogee: Bus 362 from Arden Street to Bondi Beach Public School.
Hours: Sundays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sydney Fair Trade Markets
The Fair Trade Association of Australia and New Zealand supports the global fair trade movement that grants worldwide artisans access to fair wages and working conditions. This collective, based in New South Wales, hosts a number of pop-up markets throughout the year. Shop various ethical brands and support the causes they stand for.
More information about Sydney markets:
Did you enjoy this article about the best Sydney markets? Staying in Sydney longterm and wanting to check out even more places to shop? Then check out these other articles we’ve rounded up more Sydney markets:
- The best markets in Sydney from TimeOut
- Your guide to Sydney’s markets from What’s On, City of Sydney
- 14 Markets to Visit in Sydney from Urban List
- 9 of Sydney’s Best Markets by Ellie Schneider from Australia.com
- Vogue’s list of the best markets to visit in Sydney from Vogue
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