Historical Sites and Heritage Locations, Shopping, Landmarks and Buildings


The iconic Queen Victoria Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere. The city’s iconic and authentic marketplace has been operating since 1878, and is a much loved part of Melbourne. Home to over 700 small businesses, the market is an epicentre of food, shopping and seasonal events. As you browse the historic sheds and buildings, uncover a variety of clothing, jewellery, artisans, souvenirs and culinary delights.

During the summer and winter months, the market transforms into The Night Market, a showcase of global street food, live music and shopping.

Be sure to take a 2 hour guided Ultimate Foodie Tour, a small group walking tour for food lovers. You’ll indulge in some of the best food the market has to offer, learn about the history of the market and meet some of the colourful characters who call the market home (bookings essential).

Celebrate the market’s 140th anniversary and taste the atmosphere at Melbourne’s favourite marketplace.