The Best Flea Markets in Sydney

February 25, 2013 by

Local Recommendations, Things To Do, Travel Tips

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Sydney Markets (photo by Mosman Council via Flickr)

Flea markets are typically known as markets held in the outdoors and that usually involve the resale of old goods, secondhand items and antiques. In Sydney, there might not be many of these traditionally known flea markets, but you can be sure that markets in general are never hard to find. Best of all, they make for a fun and perfect way to spend a day on the weekend, with friends and with the incorporation of a nice market snack or lunch in the middle.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the best flea markets in Sydney – and then the more modern style markets with new goods for sell.

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Rozelle Markets

The Rozelle Markets could be classified as a traditional flea market since it focuses the majority of its sales on older, used, and secondhand goods such as books, art and knick knacks. These markets take place every Saturday and Sunday in the Sydney suburb of Rozelle, just up the road from Balmain. Find it on the corner of Darling and Victoria Street.

Como Craft and Antique Markets

To the south of Sydney, near the Sutherland Shire, the Como Markets allow visitors to peruse an eclectic mix of wares from crafts to clothes to antiques. These markets house about 40 stalls, but unfortunately they only run on the second Sunday of every month.

Kingsford Rotary Market

Held every Sunday in the Sydney suburb of Kingsford, the Kingsford Rotary Market is a place where people go to sell anything and everything from old hub caps to power tools. There’s even a nice mix of jewelry and clothing on offer at this laid-back market location.

 

The following markets are top markets in Sydney, but they aren’t all of the traditional flea market kind:

Glebe Markets

Glebe Markets are held every Saturday in this trendy suburb, and they are probably the most popular in the entire city outside of the Rocks Markets. The main draw at the Glebe Markets is the clothing and jewelry, although knick knacks and decorative items also rank high. After you complete a day at the markets, it is so easy to make an entire day by heading off to lunch on the Glebe Point Road strip.

Paddy’s Markets

Because of its central location, Paddy’s Markets becomes a must-visit for just about any tourist – especially because they house dozens of stalls selling cheap Australian souvenirs, clothing and accessories. Also onsite is a fresh fruit and vegetable market – great for anyone looking for decent produce while visiting Sydney city.

Rocks Markets

The Rocks Markets occur every Saturday and Sunday in the historic Rocks District of Sydney. Featuring a wide range of higher-end and higher quality arts, crafts, jewelry and other handmade and unique collectibles, this market draws both tourists and locals far and wide.

-Brooke Schoenman

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