Melbourne Shopping and Districts

(Melbourne, Victoria - VIC, Australia)




Melbourne ShoppingMelbourne is widely considered as Australia's shopping capital and spending is a highlight for many tourists looking for Aussie souvenirs. With a number of impressive shopping strips in the city centre, Melbourne is home to numerous major high-street names, department stores and independent retail outlets. Many of the biggest names in high-street fashion and jewellery can be found here.

With a large number of malls and pedestrianised shopping districts, Melbourne has a truly world-class selection of shops, located throughout the city centre and the inner suburbs, such as Fitzroy, Southgate, Collingwood and Richmond. Ranging from antiques stores to gift shops, designer labels to Aboriginal art galleries, shops in Victoria can be extremely varied.



Melbourne ShoppingThe Central Business District (CBD) in Melbourne is full of large department stores, pedestrianised stretches, modern malls, major chain stores, popular fashion boutiques, street cafés and friendly restaurants. The inner-city shopping strips are more relaxed and include areas such as Collins Street, High Street in Armadale, Toorak Road and Chapel Street in the city's South Yarra district and Carlton's Lygon Street. Some of the most historic areas feature shops selling Aboriginal art, extravagant shoes, high fashion, jewellery and weekly markets.

Vintage clothes and seconds can be found on Greville Street in the Prahan district, between Punt road and Church Street in the Richmond area of Melbourne, and on Barkly Street in St. Kilda. One of the largest concentrations of designer clothing and jewellery shops is situated on Collins Street, Swanston Street and Spring Street in the city centre, where you will find an enormous range of the latest high-street fashions and luxurious boutiques. Nearby is Bourke Street, home to the city's busy pedestrian shopping precinct and a number of impressive department stores, such as Myer and David Jones, and many smaller outlets.

Opening Hours


Address: Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), Australia
Most shops are open from 09:30 to 18:00 Monday to Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, and until 21:00 on Thursday. Sunday trading is becoming increasingly popular, although the opening hours tend to be shorter than the rest of the week, with shops closing at around 16:00 or 17:00.

Melbourne ShoppingShopping Centres



Melbourne Block Shopping Arcade


Address: 282 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3000, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9654 5244
Located in the heart of the city centre, the Block Arcade opened in the late 19th century and is one of the city's most historic malls. Housing a small number of varied shops, the interior of the Block is stunning and has been recently restored to its original state.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 18:00, Thursday and Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00

Como Shopping Centre


Address: Toorak Road, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3141, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9825 2299
Como is sited in the South Yarra district and is full of designer fashion boutiques and jewellery stores. There is also a popular cinema and a number of tourist attractions nearby.
Open hours: Monday to Saturday - 10:00 to 18:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 15:00

Eastland Shopping Centre


Address: 171-175 Maroondah Highway, Ringwood, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3134, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9870 8377
Eastland is situated on the outskirts and features almost 200 different shops and department stores. There is also a vast car parking area and a number of large supermarkets here.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 17:30, Thursday and Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00

Forest Hill Chase


Address: 270 Canterbury Road, Forest Hill, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3131, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9878 7111
Forest Hill Chase, in the suburbs, features a large selection of shops, including a supermarket, department stores and speciality shops. Other attractions include a play area for young children and a cinema.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 17:30, Thursday and Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00

Highpoint Shopping Mall


Address: 120-200 Rosamond Road, Maribyrnong, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3032, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9318 1699
The Highpoint Mall is one of the most popular places for retail in this area, featuring more than 500 different shops, department stores, supermarkets, restaurants and cafés. Look out for the famous Myer department store and the large theatre.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 17:30, Thursday and Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00

Jam Factory


Address: 500 Chapel Street, South Yarra, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3141, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9826 0537
The Jam Factory can be found in the South Yarra area and is one the city's smaller shopping centres. With a good selection of shops, boutiques, and restaurants, one of the major attractions at the Jam Factory is the large cinema and amusement arcade.
Open hours: Sunday to Wednesday - 07:30 to 01:00, Thursday to Saturday - 07:30 to 03:00

Northland Shopping Centre


Address: 2 Murray Road, Preston, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3072, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9478 1399
Located on the outskirts of Melbourne, the Northland Centre provides an almost overwhelming experience, with more than 200 shops and departments stores. Other attractions at the vast Northland include a food court and popular cinema.
Open hours: Monday to Wednesday - 09:00 to 17:30, Thursday and Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00

Royal Arcade


Address: 335 Bourke Street, Bourke Street Mall, Melbourne, Victoria (VIC), 3000, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)3 9670 7777
The centrally located Royal Arcade is one of the oldest and most historic malls in the city. Dating back well over 100 years, the Royal Arcade features many interesting gift shops, boutiques jewellers, restaurants and cafés.
Open hours: Monday to Thursday - 08:00 to 18:00, Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:30, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00






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