Brisbane’s bustling market scene is in overdrive. As well as farm-fresh food and vegetables, you can also expect to pick up many gems including vintage or handmade finds. Keep reading below to find a guide to our best markets, or click here to search all markets in the Greater Brisbane area.
BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market
These Friday night markets combine the laid-back attitude of South East Queensland with the buzz of Brisbane’s CBD to create a lantern-lit celebration of local independent art, craft and design. With a cafe, restaurant and bar onsite, along with the sounds of Brisbane’s premier jazz bands wowing the crowds, this is late night shopping like you’ve never experienced it.
When: Every Friday Night 5-9pm
Where: King George Square, The City
For originality and pure atmosphere, it's hard to top the Valley Markets which are on every weekend. Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley in the Brunswick Street Mall and Chinatown Mall, these markets showcase this vibrant and fun part of town. Best known for their original, locally-designed-and-made creations, the city’s young and talented designers use these markets as an outlet for their chic designs.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday morning
Where: Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley
The Finders Keepers Markets
Unlike some of the more regular weekly or monthly markets, The Finders Keepers Markets happen only twice a year and feature some of the most highly sought-out markets in Australia. Showcasing the work of talented emerging designers and artists from all around Australia and New Zealand, it will be difficult to pass these stalls of designer clothing, stationery, jewellery and more without picking up a high-quality, one-off piece to call your own.
When: Every six months
Where: The Old Museum, Fortitude Valley
On the first and third Sunday of every month, the Suitcase Rummage sets up in Reddacliff Place between midday and 5pm. Unlike traditional markets, there are no fold-out tents, tables or clothing racks. Everything is sold from the inside of old suitcases, and you’re encouraged to dig around or have a “rummage” through the goods. You’ll find local artists trying to sell their handmade ware, or young folks looking to unload some bric-a-brac. You can also register to sell your own suitcase full of goods.
When: First and third Sunday of every month
Where: Reddacliff Place, City
Jan Power's Farmers Markets
For farm-fresh, fabulous food, visit Jan Power's Farmers Markets which travel to Brisbane Powerhouse, the city, Mitchelton, Manly and Albion throughout the month. The markets host more than 100 stalls to create a cultural and community-focused experience. Traders come from far and wide with offerings of fresh mud crabs, homemade cheeses, fresh vegetables, Turkish pizzas, Cornish pasties, homemade ginger beer and freshly baked breads.
When: Third Saturday of each month, 6am-midday
Where: Little Bayside Park, Manly
When: Every second and fourth Saturday of the month, 6am-midday
Where: 119 Lamington St, New Farm.
When: Every Wednesday, 10am-6pm
Where: George St end of the Queen Street Mall
When: The First Sunday of each month, 6am-midday
Where: Blackwood St, Mitchelton. (Between Samford Rd and Mitchelton train station)
Eat Street Markets
Set in more than 50 shipping containers, Eat Street is a cheap and cheerful solution to spice up your Friday or Saturday night. With every cuisine you can think of available, join the crowds, listen to the music and and enjoy good food by the wharf.
When: Every Friday and Saturday evening 4-10pm
Where: MacArthur Ave, Hamilton Wharf
Eagle Farm Markets
With 100 stalls, Eagle Farm Markets boasts seasonal fresh fruit and vegetable produce as well as a selection of seafood, meat and poultry.
When: Every Sunday, 7am-12.30pm
Where: 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot
Kelvin Grove Village Markets
QUT students based on the Kelvin Grove campus can tell you that every Saturday from 6am to 1pm is the best time to do your fresh-food shopping. The Kelvin Grove Village Markets, located at the end of Blamey St, are a great place to taste ethnic cuisine, save dollars on fresh fruit and vegetables, and browse a selection of plants, flowers and crafts.
When: Every Saturday, 6am-1pm
Where: Kelvin Grove Urban Village
Saturday Fresh Market, Rocklea
Saturday Fresh Market at Rocklea is the largest fresh food and lifestyle market in Brisbane. The market is open every Saturday from 6am to midday, with more than 190 stalls offering a huge selection of fruit and vegetables, quality meats and poultry, fresh-cut flowers, breads and baked goods, a huge range of indoor and outdoor plants and lifestyle products.
When: Every Saturday, 6am-midday
Where: 252 Sherwood Rd, Brisbane
Davies Park Market, West End
A visit to West End's Davies Park Market is your chance to mix with some of Brisbane's most cosmopolitan residents. Held under the canopy of Davies Park’s giant fig trees, these markets open every Saturday from 6am. Explore the array of stalls filled with organic produce, flowers, pre-loved clothing and bric-a-brac as well as tasting some of the fresh cuisine and local produce on offer.
When: Every Saturday, 6am-2pm
Where: Cnr Jane St and Montague Rd, West End
Boggo Road Markets, Dutton Park
Held in the inner city suburb of Dutton Park it is on every Sunday from 7am to 1pm. There is a wonderful opportunity to taste ethnic cuisine and to save dollars on fresh fruit and vegetables, to buy clothing both new and second hand plants, flowers, crafts and furniture. There is also plenty of entertainment with live music and historical tours of the old jail.
When: Every Sunday, 7am-1pm
Where: Annerley Rd, Dutton Park
Northey Street Organic Markets
Enjoy the freshest and purest certified organic fruit, vegetables, breads, meat, dairy, drygoods and preserves at Queensland’s first and only market selling certified organic produce. Growers come from near and far to greet you with a smile every Sunday morning at Northey Street City Farm.
When: Every Sunday, 6-10am
Where: Corner of Northey St & Victoria St, Windsor
Nundah Farmers Markets
Pop into the Nundah Farmers Markets on a Sunday for freshly roasted coffee and a tasty breakfast. While you are there, you can stock up on your weekly fresh produce including gourmet meats, seafood, locally caught prawns, and herbs and spices.
When: Every Sunday, 6am-noon
Where: Station St, Nundah
Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
Every Saturday the Carseldine Farmers and Artisan Markets will showcase regional produce and local artists, designers and purveyors. To be the only market of its kind on the north side, locals will be able to pick up a range of goodies including beef straight from the farm, Maleny Cheese, award-winning jams, oils and chutneys as well as artisan baked bread from Sven Novak, the famous German bakery in Noosa.
When: Every Saturday, 6am-noon
Where: 532 Beams Rd, Carseldine
Market Tip: If you stay until just before closing time, you’ll score some great deals on fresh produce.
A Little Bit of Everything
The Collective Markets
The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-see experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you won't find anywhere else including arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, handmade jewellery and much more.
When: Open every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank
Nestled below the glass giants of Brisbane's downtown business district, the Riverside Markets at Eagle Street Pier are one of Brisbane's most charming shopping experiences. Shop for freshly baked breads and pastries before going on to discover everything from handmade jewellery, rugs and wood carvings to household goods, second-hand books and clothing of every kind. Open every Sunday from 7am to 3pm, you’ll also find a weekly line-up of live music and entertainment.
When: Every Sunday, 7am-3pm
Where: Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD
Boundary Street Markets
Housed on the historic site of the old Peter’s Ice-cream Factory (now the Absoe site) on the corner of Boundary & Mollison Streets, the Boundary Street Markets gather together an incredible group of over one hundred growers, food producers, local artisans and designers.
When: Every Saturday and Sunday, 7am-2pm}
Where: Cnr Boundary St and Mollison St, West End
Love Your Local Twilight Markets
The Love Your Local Twilight Markets offer locals a relaxed way to unwind at the end of the week. Stalls include fresh produce, a variety of food and gourmet treats, coffee, vintage, hand crafted designs, jewellery, fashion, homewares, health, wellbeing, fitness, and much more. New stalls come to each market, so there is always something new to see and do.
When: First Friday of the month, 4-8.30pm
Where: Hawthorne Park, Park St, Hawthorne
Twilight Makers Market, Cleveland
There's something for everyone to enjoy at this fantastic local twilight market. Featuring handmade items, local goodies and plenty of kids entertainment.
When: Once a month, 4-8pm
Where: Shore St West, Cleveland
Cleveland Village Farmers Market
The Cleveland Markets offer a diverse selection of specialty stalls including: quality fresh fruit and veges direct from the farm, fresh flowers, freshly baked breads and a sensational selection of local arts and crafts featuring works from Redlands' gifted artisans.
When: Open rain, hail or shine every Sunday, 7am-1pm
Where: Bloomfield St, Cleveland
Tamborine Mountain Country Markets
The market offers a huge range of fresh fruit and vegetables, wonderful locally produced cheeses, plants, herbs, flowers, coffee, arts and crafts, collectibles, garden ornaments, clothing, a myriad of home made things and delicious temptations of all kinds.
When: Second Sunday of each month
Where: Main Western Rd, Tamborine Mountain
If you head a little further away from the city, you’ll find the Chandler Markets, where farmers and growers come to display their produce and locally produced food items. There are more than 400 stalls selling food, produce, plants and collectibles, so put on your walking shoes. There’s also a live jazz band that performs every week at the market. Get up early, these markets open every Sunday from 5.30am.
When: Every Sunday, 5.30am-1pm
Where: Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler