It's a fact... us Aussies LOVE our night markets. Why? Live music, cheap food stalls, pretty lights, pop up beer gardens, boutique and second hand clothing stores, cheap souvenirs, roaming performers and most importantly... a great vibe! Whether it be summer or winter, anytime is a good enough excuse to throw a night market. It's where the locals hang after a hard day's work and a great place to "get amongst it" if the $$ are running low. The most popular of them all seems to be the Winter Night Market Melbourne has, but there are plenty more on offer around Australia. So here it is... the Aussie winter night markets that you need in your life...
Winter Night Markets Melbourne
Winter Night Market Melbourne
Every winter and summer the famous Queen Victoria Night Market plays host to the biggest night market in Australia. And this year? They're planning a whole new concept... (click the more info link below for the most up to date information). If previous years are anything to go by then it'll be good!
Where: Queen Victoria Markets, corner of Elizabeth and Victoria Streets, Melbourne CBD
When: From early June
More info: Queen Victoria Night Market
Madame Brussels Lane European Night Market Melbourne
Hidden within Madame Brussels Laneway, this night market embodies everything that makes Melbourne the hippest city in the world. Every Friday the market brings to life pop up German Beer gardens, Crepes, Bagels, cheesy French Fondue, Polish Dumplings and more. Did someone say yum?
Where: Madame Brussels Lane, 50 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne's CBD
When: every Friday night
Time: 5pm until late
More info: Madame Brusels Laneway Market
Accommodation in Melbourne - Base Melbourne
Winter Night Markets Sydney
Night Noodle Market Sydney
Ok so this one doesn't actually fall within the Winter season but boy oh boy do we love noodles! Over 18 noodle fused nights in October, Hyde Park will be bustling with over 40 food stalls, pop up bars, live local bands and like every other night market in Australia - cheap, fun and buzzing. Cannot wait!
Where: Hyde Park, Sydney CBD
More info: Sydney Night Noodle Market
Chinatown Night Market Sydney
We love Sydney's Chinatown regardless of night, day, winter or summer. The streets are always buzzing, sometimes you can find yourself caught amongst a dancing Dragon and it's a great place to enjoy a bloody cheap BYO Asian feed. With over 65 stalls scattered across Sydney’s infamous Chinatown – you will be treated a huge selection of Asian food stalls, jewelry, clothing stalls, arts, crafts and lanterns, lanterns, lanterns galore!
Where: Chinatown, Dixon Street, Haymarket, Sydney's CBD
When: every Friday night
Time: 4pm until 11pm
Accommodation in Sydney - Nomads Sydney
Winter Night Markets Brisbane
Night Noodle Market Brisbane
Brisbane's Southbank has always got something going on - and one of our favourite winter events is the Night Noodle Market! The banks of Brisbane will be lined with different Asian food stalls, live music and entertainment, pop up eating and drinking areas and a sweet sweet sunset vibe. A great place to kick off the night! More details to be announced
Time: Open 'til late
More info: Brisbane Night Noodle Market
Boundary Street Night Market Brisbane
When visiting Brisbane we always recommend a visit to the suburb of Westend - the alternative and quirky suburb of Brisbane. Here you will find loads of craft beer, live music venues, cafes, funky shops and great restaurants. The Boundary Street Night Markets have got to be one of our favourites in the country. Running every Friday and Saturday night throughout Winter, it is the perfect place to grab a cheap eat from a food stall, soak in the atmosphere, enjoy a bevvy or two, pick up some sweet new vintage clothes or nick nacks and for night owls, head to the Motor Room and check out the free live music.
Where: corner of Boundary and Mollison Streets, West End, Brisbane
When: every Friday and Saturday night in Winter
Time: 4pm til 10pm
More info: Brisbane Boundary Street Market
The Collective Market Brisbane
This night market is all about creative artisan, so expect to find a unique and special piece of handmade jewelry, cool fashions, art, photography, unique souvenirs and gifts and more across 100 stalls. There is always live music from local acts pumping up the atmosphere and the bars around Southbank are always buzzing - well worth a looksie!
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, Southbank, Brisbane
When: every weekend
Time: Friday: 5pm - 9pm, Saturday: 10am - 9pm, Sunday: 9am - 4pm
More info: The Collective Market
Accommodation in Brisbane - Base Brisbane
There are also loads of night markets which happen year round, one of the best known being the Cairns Night Market!