Officially opened on 20 March 1878, the Market has been serving the people of Melbourne for more than 140 years. The Market has seen many transformations and was added to the National Heritage List in recognition of its links to the early colonial population of Melbourne and its ability to demonstrate the principal characteristics of a 19th century metropolitan produce market.
Also known affectionately as ‘Vic Market’ or ‘Queen Vic’, the Queen Victoria Market has been the heart and soul of Melbourne for more than a century. An historic landmark spread over two city blocks, it’s a vibrant and bustling inner-city market where you can shop at over 600 small businesses for everything from Australian fruit and vegetables, local and imported gourmet foods, clothing and souvenirs.
Click here for more information about the Market’s history
Come and Visit Us
The Market is open five days a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Click here for a full list of our trading hours.
The Night Market, which runs seasonally on Wednesday nights from 5pm-10pm is Melbourne’s favourite mid-week hangout and a great place to bring your friends and family to indulge in a delicious array of street food, drink and live entertainment.
Queen Vic Market
Is the largest open air market in the Southern Hemisphere. Located on 7 Hectare's of Prime Melbourne Land.