The largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere is Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne, Sydney. The market, which was opened in the 19th century covers around 17 acres of land. Queen Victoria Market is historically, architecturally and socially significant and has been listed on the Victorian Heritage Register. Its meat hall opened in 1869 and is one of the most recognisable buildings at the market. The market has stalls selling a large array of products from food to clothing and much more.
The market is situated within the city centre. The market is a short walk away from ‘Melbourne Central’ railway station. Buses stop outside the market, the 57, 58 and 59 all stop there.
Opening Times and Admission
The market is open five days of the week. Tuesday and Thursday (6am-2pm), Friday (6am-5pm), Saturday (6am-3pm) and Sunday (9am-4pm). The weekend is the busiest period at the market, with that also being when the most stalls are open. The market is free to enter.