(Perth, Western Australia - WA, Australia)
The lively markets in Perth are full of character and atmosphere, offering an enormous range of homegrown and homemade Aussie goods to suit a variety of tastes. The bustling markets are ideal for both browsing and buying and include the Subiaco Pavilion, the Fremantle and Canning Vale - Western Australia's largest undercover market.
The markets in Perth have become an integral part of local life and provide the perfect place to find genuine bargains and Australian souvenirs. They are also an interesting place to browse and many local markets feel like open-air boutiques and shops. Lovers of antiques may like to pay a visit to the Fremantle Passenger Terminal at the weekend, since this is where and when the Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair is staged.
Markets in Perth provide a particularly enjoyable way to shop, for both experienced and novice bargain hunters. It is worth noting that most stalls do not usually accept credit cards for purchases. Prices are not generally fixed and so friendly haggling is often a good idea to try and reduce the price.
E Shed Markets
Address: E Shed, Victoria Quay, Fremantle, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9430 6393
Located at Port Fremantle, within easy reach of central Perth, the famous E Shed Markets are housed in a historic warehouse of the wharf. Featuring over 100 stalls, goods for sale include unusual gift items, local arts and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables, collectables and souvenirs. There is also a large international food court at the E Shed, attracting sizeable crowds every week.
Open hours: Friday to Sunday - 09:00 to 18:00
Address: 84 South Terrace, Fremantle, Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9335 2515
The Fremantle Market, nearby Perth city centre, is one of the most historic in Western Australia and was founded in 1897. Attractions here include fresh seafood, snack stalls, fruit and vegetables, T-shirts, clothes, books, furniture, wooden souvenirs and antiques. The Fremantle Market is close to the Fremantle train station and is easy to reach.
Open hours: Friday - 09:00 to 21:00, Saturday - 09:00 to 17:00, Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair
Address: Fremantle Passenger Terminal, Fremantle, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9227 7585
The Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair is held in Fremantle, close to central Perth. With more than 50 stalls specialising in antiques of all descriptions, the Golden West Antiques Collectors Fair also features free valuations and food stalls.
Open hours: Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 17:00
Admission: charge, children are free
Mardi Gras Markets
Address: Beach Road, Malaga, Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9249 9970
Located to the north of Perth city centre, in the Malaga area, the lively Mardi Gras Markets are one of the most popular food markets in the city. Selling a large amount of fresh fruit, vegetables and seafood, stalls also feature many local Aussie delicacies.
Open hours: Friday to Sunday - 09:00 to 18:00
Canning Vale Market
Address: Bannister Road, Canning Vale, Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9455 1389
The Canning Vale Market, to the south of the city centre, is the largest indoor market in the whole of Perth and Western Australia. With a enormous number of stalls providing a huge range of goods, such as antiques, furniture, clothes, books, collectables, music, toys, souvenirs, cards, sports equipment, surfing gear and much more besides, Canning Vale also features a number of café areas and stalls selling hot food.
Open hours: Sunday - 07:00 to 14:00
Scarborough Fair Market
Address: Scarborough Beach Road, Scarborough, Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9245 1760
The lively seaside Scarborough Fair Market is close to Scarborough Beach and is the only market on the famous Sunset Coast. Specialising in antiques and collectables, the Scarborough Fair also features a large amount of fashion accessories, jewellery, surfing gear, Perth souvenirs and general bric-a-brac.
Open hours: daily - 10:00 to 17:00.
Station Street Markets
Address: 52 Station Street, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9382 2832
Close to the Subiaco Pavilion, the popular Station Street Markets feature a large number of stalls selling a wide range of goods. These range from second-hand clothes and books, to furniture and collectors' items.
Open hours: Friday to Sunday - 09:00 to 17:30
Subiaco Pavilion Markets
Address: 2 Rokeby Road, Subiaco, Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9382 2498
The Subiaco Pavilion Markets have more than 50 specialist shops, selling an enormous range of goods at typically affordable prices. These include clothes, crafts, jewellery, pottery, fruit and vegetables, carpets, ethnic goods, books and much more besides. There is also a large food hall area, with inexpensive food and live entertainment. The Subiaco Pavilion Markets are located in central Perth, being conveniently close to the Subiaco train station.
Open hours: Thursday and Friday - 10:00 to 21:00, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to 17:00.
Address: 33 Prindiville Drive, Wangara, Perth, Western Australia (WA), Australia
Tel: +61 (0)8 9409 8397
Wanneroo Market, in the northern suburbs of Perth, is one of the largest in the whole of Western Australia. With almost 200 stalls selling a bewildering array of items, Wanneroo is a great place to find genuine bargains.
Open hours: Saturday to Monday - 09:00 to 17:00