There’s no shortage of shopping in Sydney, but away from the brightly lit shops and multi-level malls lies a network of Sydney markets that offer a bustling buying experience.
Sydney offers fish markets, fashion markets, and everything in between. Here are four Sydney markets not to be missed, especially if you're looking for some bargains and are on a budget.
Best Sydney Markets for Bargains
Just a couple of kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, the Glebe Public School transforms into a market offering everything from second-hand clothing to lavish homewares. Shoppers on a budget will love the huge arena of recycled fashion where items usually only cost a few dollars. To find true steals, arrive at Glebe Markets near the end of the day when stall-owners begin to shout out discounts on every item.
The large grassy area also contains food stalls and live music for a funky flea market feel.
- Where:Glebe Markets can be found near Broadway Shopping Centre on Glebe Point Road.
- When: Each Saturday from 10am-4pm.
If you’re looking for a market with a view of Sydney’s iconic landmarks, look no further than the Kirribilli markets. Held in Sydney’s north, the Kirribilli Markets has stellar views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, and with just a short walk, visitors can find the waterfront for an impressive view of the Sydney Opera House.
The Kirribilli markets bring together shoppers of all ages for everything from food stalls to forward fashion. A tunnel under the bridge shows off handmade items and art pieces, but the farther you walk into the expanses of the market, the more treasures you’ll find. Head straight to the back to find pre-loved clothing, shoes, and accessories before relaxing on the grassy lawn.
- Where: Bradfield Park in Milsons Point
- When: Kirribilli’s Art, Design, & Fashion markets are held on the second Sunday of each month, while the general markets are held on the fourth Saturday of every month. Both markets run from 8:30am to 3pm.
For a traditional flea market feel, head to the Rozelle Markets. The open area has a garage sale vibe, perfect for bargain-hunters.
You can likely find a fair few steals, but be prepared to sift through the towers of old records and baskets of pre-loved clothing. Known as a collector’s market, Rozelle offers up everything from vintage fashion to books to bric-a-brac.
- Where: The Rozelle markets are held at the Rozelle School.
- When: Every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 4pm.
While not a traditional open-air market, Paddy’s Markets is an eclectic combination of clothes, food, giftware, cosmetics, costumes, and just about any other item you can imagine.
Paddy’s history in Sydney reaches back further than 150 years, making this market a part of the city’s very fabric.
Wander among the maze of stalls and shops, where you’ll encounter traditional market finds like clothing and jewellery, and perhaps a few items you wouldn’t expect.
- Where: Paddy’s Market is located in Haymarket and is easily accessible by public transport.
- When: Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 6pm.
There are loads of markets in Sydney to explore but head to any of the four Sydney markets listed above for the best bargains in town.
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