From local organic produce and vintage finds to gourmet pastries and fresh catches of the day, Sydney’s weekend markets are a delight for both locals and visitors alike. Whether you’re shopping for a picnic, gathering creative wares to bring back home or just browsing, take a pick from the array of vibrant markets that come alive on Saturdays and Sundays.
Bondi Farmers Market and Bondi Markets
Bringing talented makers of fresh produce to customers who care about the source of their food, the Saturday morning Bondi Farmers Market is the spot for brunch delights and handmade treats. Bring your yoga mat and enjoy some zen time with a pop-up yoga class. On Sundays, head to the Bondi Markets to get your hands on clothing, jewellery, vinyl records and vintage homewares.
Carriageworks Farmers Market
A 10min walk from Redfern Station, the award-winning Carriageworks market is held every Saturday in an 1880s railway precinct. You'll find seasonal produce from over 70 farmers and artisan food producers across NSW, and.you can even learn the stories behind their food. Find organic and biodynamic produce, artisan bread, boutique wines, single-origin coffee, herbal teas, meat, eggs, fresh honey and freshly cut flowers.
Held every Saturday morning, the Paddington Markets started in 1973, as a way to connect local fashion designers, craftspeople, jewellers and artists with customers. Set in the grounds of the heritage-listed Paddington Uniting Church on Oxford Street, the market now has over 150 unique stalls selling fashion, accessories, delicately scented soaps and candles and pictures that inspire. Head to the Paddington Reservoir afterwards for a dose of greenery.
One of Sydney’s best-known Saturday markets is in the stylish suburb of Glebe. Offering colourful vintage clothes, new clothing designed by locals, and hand-crafted jewellery and accessories, the market has over 200 stalls for you to browse. Relax on the nearby lawns after you’ve shopped up a storm with some delicious food; the market also includes food stalls selling gozleme, kebabs, dumplings, fancy doughnuts and tandoori chicken wraps.
The Rocks Markets
Weekends come alive at The Rocks Markets, where artisanal wares, gourmet street food and harbourside views come together on Sydney's oldest cobblestone streets. Meet local artists and photographers, sample handmade beauty products, or refuel at one of the many food vendors. The markets are within walking distance of the CBD, and transport hubs Circular Quay and Wynyard. Afterwards, head to some of Sydney’s oldest pubs or a restaurant overlooking the harbour.
Chinatown Night Market
Chinatown’s famous Friday Night Market is one of Sydney’s most popular late-night shopping hotspots. Open every Friday from 4pm to 11pm, the markets reflect the culture, creativity and energy of Sydney’s thriving Chinatown precinct. The Chinatown Markets offer visitors the opportunity to taste their way through Asia without leaving Australia. Head there for your dose of delicious street food and Asian culture.
Sydney Fish Market
Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Sydney Fish Market, a working fish market located on the harbour in Blackwattle Bay, Pyrmont – just a short distance from downtown Sydney. It's the largest market of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, selling a range of seafood and fresh produce. Also on-site are cafés, restaurants, a wholesale auction, and the Sydney Seafood School, where you can take hands-on-lesson, which includes a delicious meal and a glass of wine.
Rozelle Collectors Market
The Rozelle Collectors Market offers secondhand wares, collectibles, fashion, jewellery and antiques. Stallholders have been selling pre-loved wares in the grounds of the Rozelle Public School for over 20 years, and the markets are a brilliant spot for a leisurely browse and a fabulous place to bag some unique finds. Be sure to explore nearby Balmain afterwards, which has an abundance of heritage pubs and lovingly restored cottages.
Cambridge Markets EQ
The bi-weekly Cambridge Markets at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park offers produce and goods from 40 stallholders. Every Wednesday and Saturday you can find seasonal produce straight from farms, beautiful fresh flowers, crafts and clothing, French linen and lots of delicious food!
Marrickville Organic Food Markets
Each Sunday morning, loyal visitors from all over Sydney trek to Addison Road Community Centre for organic groceries, vintage clothes, books, rugs, and even healing crystals and tarot readings. Stop by Brooklyn Boy Bagels for a poppy seed bagel with cream cheese, lox, dill and capers. Be sure to put aside some time to explore the diverse suburb of Marrickville with its vibrant music and art scene.
Sydney Vegan Market
Running on the third Sunday of every month at The Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park, the Sydney Vegan Market is your ultimate destination for all things plant-based, cruelty-free and vegan. Alongside up to 130 committed vegan stalls, from fresh food to homewares to coffee to fashion, expect a slew of entertainment and activities including free yoga, pilates, mindfulness for kids and a free education series “TENT Talks”.
The Kirribilli Markets offer one of the best city vistas, overlooking the sparkling harbour and the Sydney Harbour Bridge. On Saturdays, the market features over 220 stalls selling new and recycled fashion and accessories, antiques and collectables, and homewares. On Sundays, the market has a more artisan focus, with stallholders offering art, design and emerging local fashion designers. Enjoy live music and international foods as you browse.