9 Of The Best Weekly Markets in Sydney

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There’s plenty to do in Sydney — beach walks, beautiful restaurants and loads of shopping. But by far, one of the best Sydney attractions are the markets that function once a week in different suburbs of the city. From locally-designed fashion and jewellery to second-hand products, going to the markets is a great way to spend your weekend in Sydney. Keep reading to learn 9 of the best weekly markets.

1. The Grounds

Head to The Grounds of Alexandria to find unique and innovative products. Featuring around 80 different stallholders that alternate weekly, The Grounds Markets’ vision is to encourage guests and customers to discover wonderful and unique Aussie-made and Aussie-designed items.

All the stallholders at The Grounds go through a thorough process to determine their suitability and quality, ensuring you get the best of the best. There’s lots to explore — from artisanal goods, clothing and jewellery to food and bakery stalls — so come with an empty stomach!

2. Glebe

Open every Saturday, Glebe Markets is one of Sydney’s best-known weekly markets, filled with diversity, character and style. You’ll be able to find an amazing selection of handmade goods such as artworks, ornaments, new and recycled clothing, jewellery, CD’s, books, and gourmet foods. You can relax on the lawn and listen to live performances from local bands from 12-3pm.

3. Rozelle

The Rozelle Collectors Market is Sydney’s favourite outdoor, second-hand and antique market. Located at the Rozelle Public School and open every Saturday and Sunday year-round, stallholders have been selling their products to customers looking for a hidden gem for over 20 years.

You’ll find a wide range of antiques, collectibles, fashion, jewellery, art and music; and will enjoy the live performances as well. The setting is quite beautiful, surrounded by historical buildings unique to the Rozelle area. Additionally, the markets are often listed as a must-do attraction for tourists in Sydney.

4. Paddington

Head to Oxford St on Saturdays to experience everything that the Paddington Markets has to offer. Opened since 1973, the market encourages local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellery makers and artists to sell their products to the locals and tourists. The market has over 150 unique stalls featuring fashion and accessories, soaps and candles, artwork, and more.

Many of these products are exclusive to Paddington Markets — so don’t expect to find anything similar in shopping centres. In addition, you’ll also be able to enjoy live music while you’re browsing the stalls.

5. Bondi

Since 1993, Bondi Markets set up shop every Sunday from 9am to 4pm at the beachfront Bondi Beach Public School. The markets feature clothing from up-and-coming designers, handmade jewellery, exotic imports, retro-chic furniture, vinyl records, one-off vintage pieces, photography, homewares, art, and more.

The best part is the location; after a morning of successful shopping, you can head to the beach and have a relaxing lunch while enjoying the ocean views.

6. Kings Cross

No doubt Kings Cross is one of Sydney’s most famous hubs for nightlife. But it’s also a place for The Kings Cross Sunday Market. This incredible market is full of pleasant surprises, such as cookbook collections, fashion items, and handmade jewellery.

The Kings Cross Market is managed by the Rotary Club of Kings Cross, as a way to raise funds that benefit a number of important local community projects.

7. Carriageworks

This renowned market located in Eveleigh features seasonal produce (including organic and bio-dynamic foods) from farmers and artisan producers from across New South Wales. It sets up every Saturday, from 8am – 1pm. Carriageworks Farmers Market’s Creative Director is acclaimed aussie chef, Mike McEnearney.

8. Sydney Fish Market

Sydney Fish Market offers Australia’s biggest variety of fresh seafood — the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere and the third-largest seafood market in terms of variety in the world. Sydney Fish Market sources its products both nationally and internationally. But it’s not just seafood — the market also features delicious restaurants and cafés, a bakery, butcher, gourmet deli, greengrocer, bottle shop, fishing supplies store, and gift shop.

9. Chinatown Night Market

Open every Friday from 4pm to 11pm, head to Chinatown Markets in Haymarket to experience the local culture, creativity and energy of Sydney’s thriving Chinatown precinct. You’ll have the opportunity to see unique products from local designers, and get the chance to try mouth-watering Asian street food.

Need somewhere to stay when checking out these wonderful markets across Sydney? Book a room with Maze Backpackers. We’ve got free food events 3-4 times a week, followed by a free welcome drink at the local bar. Contact us if you have any queries, we’d love to help.