Girls enjoying shopping in the Rocks. Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia

Sydney's Shopping & Markets

Exterior of the Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building. Photo: Tourism Australia
  • In the middle of the city is Westfield Sydney. This is your one-stop shop for cutting-edge designs, local brand fashions, and ecclectic goods. There's also plenty of gourmet eateries and cafes so you can refuel between shopping.
  • Be sure to visit the international designer boutiques including DKNY, Chanel, Versace, Gucci, Armani, Jimmy Choo and Tiffany’s located on Castlereagh and Elizabeth Streets.
  • On the edge of the city is Paddington which is home many innovative Australian designers. If it's quirky and eclectic, you have to take a look at Newtown.

Paddington shopping and cafes. Photo: Tourism Australia
Sydney is the ideal place for some retail therapy. It has an endless selection of boutiques, markets, malls, department stores and factory outlets. It's not a case of how much you can shop, it's all about when do you stop! 
  Couple shopping in Queen Victoria Building in Sydney

Sydney shopping.Photo: Camille Nuttall, Tourism Australia
  • Great fashion is not just in the city though. Double Bay and Woollahra in the Eastern Suburbs are known for beautiful and rare antiques and high end designers. Likewise, head to Mosman which is North of the Harbour, and enjoy the upmarket and village style shopping experience.
  • Bargain hunters will love Birkenhead Point and DFO factory outlets that have everything from clothes, shoes, homewares and nik naks. Otherwise, book a factory outlets shopping tour. Pack your patience and sense of humour as you hunt around for designer bargains with your fellow shopping enthusiasts.

Sydney's art & designer markets

Sydneysiders love their markets. Whether you're interested in food and farmers markets, art and crafts, upcoming designers selling their wares, and eclectic bric-a-brac, you will prob‚Äčably find it hiding at one of the many markets.‚Äč Just some of the markets to choose from include:
  • The Rocks Markets are on every weekend and are filled with local arts and crafts, antiques and spirited street performers and great food stalls.

Paddington is a great place to snap up a unique bargain.
Photo: Destination New South Wales

  • Paddy's Markets is in Chinatown and has more than 1000 stalls selling anything from fruit, vegetables, souvenirs, t-shirts, clothing, CDs, homewares, sunglasses and crafts.
  • Glebe Markets has everything from original design clothing, bric-a-brac, books, arts, crafts, jewellery, fantastic food stalls plus outdoor entertainment so you can combine shopping, music and food.

The Rocks Markets. Photo: Tourism Australia
  • Snap up some up-and-coming designer jewellery, fashion or homewares at the very trendy Paddington Markets. You'll find more than 250 stalls selling fashion, jewellery, paintings, pottery, hats and massages.
  • Bondi Sunday Markets are very Bondi because they sell distinctive designer products that is unique to the local lifestyle.

Find all kinds of retro and vintage goods at the markets.
Photo: Tourism Australia

Treat your tastebuds with the many Sydney food markets

BBQ prawns on sale at the Rocks Markets
BBQ prawns at the Fish Markets. Photo: Tourism Australia
  • Eveleigh Farmers' Market have more than 70 farmers and artisans selling their fresh and seasonal produce direct to you.

If you're a "foodie" you'll love the many markets around Sydney where you can get the best organic produce, just-picked fruit and vegetables, freshly made cheeses, home-made cakes and pies, and much more. Just some of the food markets include:

  • The Sydney Fish Markets that has a large variety of freshly caught seafood. Take it home or have one of the restaurants cook it for you.
  • Sydney Growers Market near Darling Harbour are on the first Saturday of each month and sell fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, freshly roasted coffee and cakes and pastries.