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Shopping Guide for Melbourne

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Melbourne is a shopaholics dream! With an array of exciting different shopping areas to explore, there's something for every kind of traveler here. From high-end brands, to local one-off designers, Melbourne has your style of retail therapy covered — just make sure there's enough room in your suitcase to take everything home with you!

Good for
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Luxury Traveler
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Melbourne Central

Neighborhoods, Shopping Malls

Collins Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Block Arcade

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Chapel Street

Points of Interest & Landmarks

Queen Victoria Market

Flea & Street Markets

Chadstone - The Fashion Capital

Shopping Malls

South Melbourne Market

Flea & Street Markets, Shopping Malls

Harbour Town Melbourne

Factory Outlets, Shopping Malls

Passport_Liz's City Tips

  • Look out for weekend markets — these make great brunch spots.
  • Most Melbourne shops are equipped with PayPass technology for easy payment.
  • Look out for the free tram area in the city's CBD district; handy for getting around with all those bags.
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    Melbourne Central
    Neighborhoods, Shopping Malls
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    Melbourne Central is one of the coolest shopping experiences in all of Melbourne. Located right in the heart of the CBD, it offers over 300 stores and eateries, so you can shop until you drop and then fill-up on whatever delicious food your heart desires. It is also worth a visit for the architecture; a mix of new, contemporary and old traditional Melbourne styles. Melbourne Central really is a must-see for everyone, with options to suit every kind of shopper.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The CBD free tram stops right outside.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #33 of 433 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Buzzing 11/14/2017
    • Shoppers paradise 11/14/2017
    • Melbourne Central
    Phone:
    +61 3 9922 1100
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Fri
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
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    Collins Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    One of the busiest streets in the center of Melbourne, Collins Street is the place to be if you want to shop. From high-end designers to local Australian brands, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to explore the basement shops and laneways running off Collins too, for hidden gems at bargain prices. Plus, at the upper end of Collins Street is Collins Place, a small mall with eye-catching brands, and a delicious food court, all set in an architecturally stunning building of glass and polished metal.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The free tram runs right up and down Collins Street, so if you get tired jump on board!
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #42 of 433 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best place to kill time 11/14/2017
    • tour 11/07/2017
    • Collins Street
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    Block Arcade
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    One of Melbourne’s most recognized laneways, the Block Arcade is a must-see for everyone. Connecting Collins and Elizabeth Streets, this stunning arcade holds some of the most glamorous, specialty stores in Melbourne, as well as several gourmet cafes and restaurants serving dishes just as gorgeous as their architectural surroundings.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Be prepared to line up for the luxurious tea shops inside here — but don't worry, they'll be worth the wait!
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 433 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Quirky! 11/15/2017
    • Step back in time 11/13/2017
    • Block Arcade
    Address:
    282 Collins St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9654 5244
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Mon - Fri
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Sat
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Other:
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    Chapel Street
    Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    Located just outside the CBD in South Yarra and Prahran, Chapel Street is a lively destination for shoppers who want to blend in with the locals. With both designer boutiques and high-street stores, there’s something for everyone. If you’re a bargain hunter, head further down to the Windsor end of the street for some quirky stores and several thrift shops brimming with bargains.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Check out Prahran Market, just off Chapel Street, for some fresh foods and cute cafes.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #76 of 433 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Yup. It's shops...... 11/12/2017
    • "Rodeo Drive" equivalent? 10/01/2017
    • Chapel Street
    Phone:
    +61 3 9529 6331
    Other:
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    Queen Victoria Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    Situated right in the center of the city, The Queen Victoria Market is the most famous market in Melbourne, and for good reason. This gigantic market is full of delicious fresh foods, boutique clothing stores, and stunning artisan cafes. It’s a real must-see for everyone – especially over lunchtime when you’re sure to be able to pick up something delicious!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Thrifty Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Look online for seasonal night markets here too.
    Plan to stay:/
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #25 of 433 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Market 11/16/2017
    • Pleasant Day at the Market 11/16/2017
    • Queen Victoria Market
    Address:
    Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets
    Melbourne, Victoria 3000
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9320 5822
    Hours:
    Tue
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Thu
    6:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Fri
    6:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat
    6:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Other:
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    Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
    Shopping Malls
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    For serious shoppers, look no further than Chadstone Shopping Centre. Located 25 minutes out of the CBD, it’s the largest mall in the southern hemisphere, boasting over 530 stores, catering to all your shopping needs. Dedicate a whole day to Chadstone, as there’s so much to see here, including high-end designer stores, local boutiques, and high-street fashion chains. Chadstone also holds two major department stores, day spas, supermarkets, and countless bars and restaurants to keep you busy all day and evening long.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveler
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Look online for details of the free shuttle services to Chadstone from the city center.
    Plan to stay:/
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 5 things to do in Chadstone
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful, and big Shopping Centre 11/17/2017
    • Not the fashion capital for everyone! 11/03/2017
    • Chadstone - The Fashion Capital
    Address:
    1341 Dandenong Road
    Chadstone, Monash, Victoria 3148
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9563 3355
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm
    Mon - Wed
    9:00 am - 5:30 pm
    Thu - Sat
    9:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Other:
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    South Melbourne Market
    Flea & Street Markets, Shopping Malls
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    A smaller version of the Queen Victoria Market, South Melbourne Market is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It's a must-see for all foodies, and those who appreciate locally sourced, fresh food served up in mouthwatering, gourmet dishes. It’s also great for trendsetters looking for some unique clothing bargains. Check it out on the weekend for a great brunch spot, and pick up some fresh foods for a delicious home-cooked dinner.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Some vendors are only open over the weekend, so try to go then if possible.
    Plan to stay:/
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #29 of 433 things to do in Melbourne
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Still Amazing 11/08/2017
    • Lovely place to grab something to eat or do your weekly shop 11/07/2017
    • South Melbourne Market
    Address:
    322 - 326 Coventry St
    Melbourne, Victoria 3205
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9209 6295
    Hours:
    Wed
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Fri
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sat - Sun
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Other:
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    Harbour Town Melbourne
    Factory Outlets, Shopping Malls
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    Passport_Liz Says:

    Harbour Town is one of the newest malls in the center of Melbourne, located in the fast growing area of Docklands — a great central alternative to avoid the bustling streets of the inner city. It sits just under Melbourne’s famous observation wheel and offers a comfortable shopping experience for locals and travelers alike. A definite must-visit for bargain hunters, as Harbour Town has numerous with factory-shop outlets, full of savings that are hard to refuse.

    Good for
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    Tips
    • Go during the week to avoid the weekend crowds.
    Plan to stay:/
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Melbourne
    • Unfinished 11/12/2017
    • More for entertainment than shopping 11/12/2017
    • Harbour Town Melbourne
    Address:
    440 Docklands Dr,
    Melbourne, Victoria 3008
    Australia
    Phone:
    +61 3 9328 8600
    Hours:
    Sun
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Fri
    10:00 am - 9:00 pm
    Sat
    10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Other:
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