Melbourne & Suburbs

Events in Melbourne

As well as the specific events, markets, exhibitions and attractions listed below for this particular Saturday, you may also be interested in our general suggestions for 20 Things To Do in Melbourne on a Saturday.

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Markets in Melbourne

Queen Victoria Market

Victoria's premier market and major tourist attraction with fresh produce and general goods. More information at Queen Victoria Market.

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Rose Street Artists Market

Loosely based on designer markets in London, Berlin and Europe and situated only a short distance from Brunswick Street Fitzroy, this market showcases over 50 cotemporary artists and designers each week. More information >>.

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Brunswick Market

Brunswick Market fruit & veg section
Brunswick Market fruit & veg section

A general indoor market with long-term stall and shop holders with butchers, a fishmonger, poultry, delis, dry goods, fruit and vegetables and some variety and clothing stores. 6am to 6pm Monday to Saturdays (Fridays open till 7pm). On Sundays only the fruit and veg section is open (enter from rear) from 7am to 6pm.



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St Marks Mini Market

St Marks Mini Market has been held at St Marks inside large hall and consists of a variety of stalls including: home baking, preserves, jewellery, greeting cards, hand knits, home crafts, plants, pre-loved clothing, footwear and toys, come in for Devonshire tea and have a browse. New stall holders welcome Contact Bev 9478 5858  Dates for 2017:   5 Aug, 2 Sept, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec. Full information at St Marks Mini Mart



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Balwyn North Market
A range of secondhand goods. All proceeds go to charity.

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Brimbank Community Market
Brimbank Community Market.is a privately owned Australian company and aims is to develop the site in Ardeer into an iconic attraction, a valuable addition to the western suburbs. It is more than a traditional weekend market. The stalls are an attraction in their own right and provide a great atmosphere where patrons will find products and services only found at weekend markets, the market will also have a huge area devoted to entertainment, with a circus, amusements, children's play area, a traditional sumo wrestling ring and other entertainment. The main objective is to provide an environment where the whole family will find something to enjoy. The entertainment and community involvement will be varied and ongoing and it is hoped that each time you visit the market you will find something new and exciting. Currently planned events include Sumo Wrestling, Dart Competitions, Basket Ball, Football and soccer shoot outs, Tug of war, Cooking competitions, Traditional folk dancing and Musical Entertainment Brimbank Community Market would welcome community groups, and the general public to participate in the events and competitions they organise.

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Bundoora Computer Swap Meet
A large number of stalls selling new and second hand computer equipment and related goods. A small entry fee applies. (Note - the dates and venue of this event can vary. Click here to confirm the current information on this event.

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Bundoora Park Farmers Market
Regional fresh produce at an outdoor farmers' market. A small entry fee applies. White Hat recommends that if you are visiting this market with a young family that you consider making a day of it (or at least a half day) by visiting the nearby urban farm. For those interested in historic houses, White Hat can thoroughly recommend a visit to the neary Bundoora Homestead. If you do either of these you may need to remember to take a cooler to keep your fruir & vegies fresh. The market can be accessed by public transport by using the tram in Plenty Road.

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Camberwell Fresh Food Market
Freshest gourmet produce, seafood, meat, poultry, fruit, vegetables, flowers, 5 delicatessen with highest quality fresh deli items, superb Illy's cakes, specialising in gluten free, and wide selection of multicultural takeaway. Find culinary inspiration for your dining table with friendly family traders at the CFFM.

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Carlton Farmers Market

White Hat can recommend this market as one of the most easily accessible from the city with a wide range of stalls and the nearby shopping and entertainment strip in Lygon Street to supllement a market visit. More details at Carlton Farmers Market.



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CERES Organic Food & Craft Market
CERES Organic Market and Shop recently celebrated their 10th birthday. The market sells fresh organic fruit and veg with an emphais on locally grown produce. The CERES Craft Market sells a mixture of hand crafted objects and second hand bargains in a social and friendly environment." The

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Chapel Street Bazaar
A veritable Alladin's Cave of collectables, memorabilia and antiques. With over 80 independent dealers buying and selling, White Hat believes this is the largest bazaar of its type in Melbourne.

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Dandenong Market
A large market with fresh produce and a wide range of goods. More information on Dandenong Market.

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East Ringwood CarBoot Market
East Ringwood Carboot Market is a carboot market that carers for a moderate number of cars each month

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Federation Square Book Market
Federation square book market is held in the Atrium every Saturday. It has both new and second hand, as well as collectible books.

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Footscray Market
A large indoor market with a large range of produce and general goods.

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Kingston Farmers' Market
Buy fruit & vegies, cheeses, free-range eggs, breads, olive oil, & more directly from the producer. There is a special twilight market from 4 to 7.30pm on Wednesday 22 December 2010

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Lost & Found Market
Lost & Found is an indoor market based in a shop just off Smith Street Collingwood. It features vintage furniture, lighting, art, posters, clothes, books, records and anything collectable. Permenant and casual stalls available.

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Love, Evelyn Markets
White Hat suggests that if you are looking for a quiet Saturday afternoon you could try out the monthly market at the Evelyn Hotel where you will find clothes, handmade thingos random whatnots. You can and shop then buy a drink. On the other hand you might just buy a drink - a beer or a Bloody Mary depending on what you did the night before. Unlike other markets, we're sheltered from the upcoming winter weather. Stalls are cheap.  While you are in he area you will probably want to visit some of the coffee shops in Brunswick Street and maybe call in at the Rose Street Artists Market.

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Prahran Market
A large suburban market with produce and general goods. More information on Prahran Market.

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Preston Market
Preston market is a large market selling fresh produce, meat, poultry and fish as well as a wide range of general goods. White Hat particular recommends Preston Market if you are shopping for a family on a tight budget. It is located next to the railway station and trams, and there are several supermarkets in the complex if you need to top up on anything not sold in the market. More information on Preston Market.

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Richmond (Gleadell Street) Market
A traditional outdoor street produce market with 65 stalls Fresh fruit and vegetables, foodstuufs, flowers and a fishmonger. More information at Gleadell Street Market.

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Sandringham Village Craft Market
A small specialty market featuting craft, plants and other goods..White Hat can recommend a visit to this market even if it is only to enjoy the atmosphere created by a small suburban Masonic Hall.

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South Melbourne Market
A large undercover produce and general market. More information at South Melbourne Market.

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Spotswood Farmers Market
What was once somewhat of an industrial wasteland Spotswood is now a vibrant and groovy seaside suburb. With a strong organic feel the Spotswood Farmers Market will be high on the must-do list for locals and residents of surrounding suburbs Yarraville, Newport and Williamstown. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, jumping castle and face painting. Gold coin entry (proceeds go to Spotswood Primary School).

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St Albans Market
A relatively small but bustling produce market offering what White Hat considers to be particularly good value for food shoppers. More information > >

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Vanity Fair
At Vanity Fair Vintage Fashion Market you will find up to twenty five vintage fashion and accessory dealers from Melbourne, country Victoria and interstate with fashion and fashion accessories spanning two hundred years. On racks there will be small waisted Victorian gowns, fabulous beaded twenties dresses, immaculately cut forties suits, flared skirts from the fifties, minis from the sixties and even big shouldered eighties numbers while on tables there will be jewellery costing anything from a few dollars to a few hundred dollars, Leather handbags, scarves and shawls, patterns, starched linen, tea towels from far away lands, packets of stockings, card after card of buttons and bobbins and lace. and if you cannot find what you are looking for at the vanity fair market at Windsor, then it is more than likely that one of the dealers will be able to find it for you or offer advice as to where you will find what you are looking for. A small entry fee applies.

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Veg Out St Kilda Farmers' Market
Fresh & organic produce at Veg Out Community Garden. White Hat recommends a visit to this market if you are interested to see what can be achieved when a suburban bowling green is converted into a community vegetable garden. We should also mention that although the Veg Out title implies vegetarians only, omnivores are catered for. White Hat can recommend this as one of Melbourne's better farmers' markets, with a good atmosphere and a wide range.

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Warrandyte Community Craft Market
An outdoor market selling hand made goods and produce.

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Watsonia Saturday Market
The Watsonia Neighbourhood House is a not for profit organization in the Watsonia community where people can come and participate in our various classes held at the House. Garden Setting, Sausage Sizzle, Some Indoor Stalls, Plants, Craft, Jewellery, Paintings for Sale and more. Bookings and Enquiries: phone 9434 6717 on Thursdays and ask for Gwen

Attractions in Melbourne

Old Melbourne Gaol

Ned Kellyat the scaffold in the Old Melbourne Gaol

A gaol built in the early days of European settlement and the site of over 100 hangings including that of the bushranger Ned Kelly. more information at Old Melbourne Gaol >>


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Toorak House - (The Swedish Church)

Toorak House - 1857
One of Victoria's earliest surviving mansions, Toorak House now also functions as The Swedish Church. It is open to the public daily and also features a shop selling Scandinavian crafts and Scandanavian food. Details at Toorak House - (The Swedish Church)

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Melbourne Zoo

Established in 1862, Melbourne Zoo is Australia's oldest zoo. It contains more than 350 animal species from Australia and around the world. It is a short distance from the city and can be accessed by car, train or a picturesque tram ride through Royal Park. More information at Melbourne Zoo.
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Cooks' Cottage

Cooks' CottageThe original tiny cottage belonging to Captain Cook's parents which was brought to Australia and reassembled in the Fitzroy Gardens - a short walk from central Melbourne. More information at The White Hat Guide to Cook's Cottage >>.
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Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium

The Sea Life Melbourne Aquarium features marine life from the Southern Ocean and Antarctic regions. This means that locals can learn more about our own sea life while visitors from the northern hemisphere are likely to witness creatures they have never seen before. more info >>

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Australian National Aviation Museum
A collection of aeroplanes and displays relating to Australia's aviation history. The museum is at Moorabbin Airport. more info > >
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Bundoora Homestead
Bundoora Homestead is a wonderful Queen Anne style Federation mansion operating as a historic house, art gallery and licensed café. Free admission.More info >>
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Bundoora Park
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Chinese Museum
Situated in the heart of Chinatown, the Chinese Museum records the history and significant contribution of Chinese people in Victoria since their first major arrival with the gold rush. more info > >
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Fox Classic Car Collection
For anyone interested in classic cars, White Hat can recommend this collection as a 'must visit'. Except for special occasions, The Fox Classic Car Collection is only open on Tuesdays Wednesdays & Saturdays (closed Grand Prix Weekend, Easter & Melbourne Cup Day) more info >>
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Heide Museum of Modern Art
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Ian Potter Museum of Art

The Ian Potter Museum of Art at Melbourne University is a short tram ride from the city and a short walk from Lygon Street Carlton. Entry is free but from time to time there are special exhibitions in part of the gallery which may entail an entry charge. Exhibited works are chosen from teh art clocction of the Unversity of Melbourne - the largest university art collection in Australia. More info >>


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Immigration Museum
Covering Victoria's immigration history from the early 1800s to the present day. More information on the Immigration Museum
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National Gallery of Victoria - Australian Collection
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National Gallery of Victoria - International Collection
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QV Women’s Centre
The QV Women's Centre in the Former Melbourne Hospital (later the Queen Victoria Hospital) is open to the public on Saturday afternoons. More information at The White Hat Guide to the Former Melbourne Hospital.
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Royal Botanic Gardens
Melbourne's famous Royal Botanic Gardens are open daily. Free guided tours are available 11am and 2pm Tuesday to Sunday. More info >>
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Shrine of Remembrance
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Tall Ship Enterprize
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The Hotel Windsor

Exhibitions in Melbourne

Melbourne Outskirts

The following selected events and attractions are not in the Melbourne Metropolitan Area but can be accessed in a half day trip (or one day round trip) from Melbourne

Events - Melbourne Outskirts

Markets - Melbourne Outskirts

Cockatoo Country Market
Artisan style market. Locally handmade, grown and produced stalls. Handcrafted goods, fruit and veg, plants, unique handmade goods.

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Gully Market
An outdoor market at the foot of Mount Dandenong comprises of a large Fruit and Veg stall, ferns, natives, rare bulbs, statues, jewelry, arts and crafts and many more. Water and some powered sites are available both Saturday and Sunday.

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Laverton Rubble & Riches Market
A large indoor/outdoor market with trash & trasure, produce, clothes, furniture, hardware and a range of other goods. White Hat guarantees that if you are looking for a drive shaft for a 1983 Monaro or a missing pice of that Royal Doulton tea set then it will be there. We're just not quite sure where.

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St Andrews Market
Craft and produce stalls in a delightful bush setting.  More information on St Andrews Market.

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Sunbury Family Market
Over 50 indoor and outdoor stalls including jewellery, knitware, toys, scrapbooking,Asian handicrafts, aromatherapy, ceramics, soy candles, books, collectables, clothing, plants, produce, picture framing, hot food, speciality cakes, confectionary and children's activities. Proceeds to the Rotary Club of Sunbury's community projects


Attractions - Melbourne Outskirts

Werribee Open Range Zoo

Almost 200 hectares of grassy plains and sweeping river terraces are home to a collection of animals from the grasslands of Africa, Australia and Asia. More info >>
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Bringalbit
Bringalbit is a country property near Mt. Macedon retaining some of its original remnant Peppermint Gums, Yellow Box and Manna Gums fail to break the winds. These have been supplemented  confers, oaks, willow and poplar thickets, Monterey pines and Osage trees, nearly all planted in the 19th century. The large trees, together with a small creek feeding a couple of dams and the garden lake before cascading down it’s rocky falls below the spillway forms a peaceful retreat in country Victoria. There is a 60metre Quince Walk that delights in Spring and Autumn. Elsewhere in the garden swathes of roses, lavender, dianthus and gaura soak up the sun on the north facing terraces with their silver foliage context of snow-in-summer edging. There is a small entry charge per person (children free). More info >>
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Forest Glade Gardens
Forest Glade Gardens is one of Australia's finest private gardens. It is short trip from Melbourne and is open to the public from September to May. It features large exotic trees, a bonsai house, a woodland section, a fern gully a blue bell patch and an impressive daffodil lawn during spring; a topiary garden, two aviaries, a laburnum arch, a peony walk highlighted with climbing roses, as well as numerous pergolas, ponds, fountains and statues. Entry $8 per head, (children free); More info >>
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McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park
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National Rhododendron Garden
At The National Rhododendron Gardens you will find brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. When not in bloom, you can still soak in the beauty of rich bark textures, seed capsules, foliage shapes and beautiful fragrance as you stroll through the grounds. More information at National Rhododendron Garden

Exhibitions - Melbourne Outskirts