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Canberra's Weekend Markets

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by Sue W (subscribe)
New to Canberra, I love exploring this city and the secrets that it holds with my family.
Published August 20th 2017
Which market will you be going to?
When you walk around Canberra's markets it is clear that everybody loves a market - a place to find a bargain, buy vegetables straight from the grower, find pre-loved toys for your kids or cheap plants for the garden. As part of the community, local markets are a great place to meet your neighbours and support the local charity with a sausage sizzle - whilst bagging a bargain at the same time. Here is a list of Canberra's Markets in the city, north and south.

With fruit and vegies straight from the grower - you can't get much fresher than this.

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Source: Farmers and Foodies Market


The weekend starts early at the Farmers and Foodies Market, located at the Old Bus Depot Market site in Kingston. These markets begin at 4pm and finish at 8pm every Friday evening, so locals and visitors can pick up fresh groceries for the weekend and then stay for dinner. At the markets you can buy fresh oysters from the south coast, fruit and vegetables straight from the grower, cooking oils, honey, breads, flowers and milk and cheese straight from the dairy.

Farmers and Foodies Market is open every Friday between 4pm - 8pm.
Address: 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston.
See here for their Facebook page.

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Source: Farmers and Foodies Market Facebook

If you are in the city centre, these Saturday markets are located in Petrie Plaza, behind the children's merry-go-round. You will find Australian arts & crafts, international handicrafts, fruit & vegetables, plants, books, records, novelties, up-cycled wares, candles, gemstones, funky clothing, unique jewellery, and more. There is also Kids Land and Multicultural Food stalls to enjoy a snack or lunch afterwards.

City Walk Markets are open Saturdays 10am - 4pm.
Address: Petrie Plaza (between the merry-go-round and London Circuit), Canberra's CBD.
See their website and Facebook for more information.

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Source: Canberra City Walk Markets Facebook

This list wouldn't be complete without one of the biggest and most popular markets in Canberra with over 200 stalls set to the backdrop of talented buskers and musicians. These markets take over two levels of the Old Bus Depot every Sunday. Stallholders sell everything from hand made crafts, gourmet foods, jewellery, clothing and a variety of delicious food to try in their multicultural food hall. These large markets also have theme days such as Vintage and Retro, Creative Fibre, Celebration of Wool and other events which promote different market stallholders. Enjoy this market with hundreds of Canberran locals who flock to these markets each week. See here for a full article on the Old Bus Depot Markets.

After the markets, why not visit nearby Kingston Foreshore for a coffee, Canberra Glassworks to see artists blowing glass or have a burger at Brodburger - all within walking distance of these popular markets.

Old Bus Depot Markets is open every Sunday 10am - 4pm.
Address: 21 Wentworth Ave, Kingston.
See here for their website.

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Source: Old Bus Depot Markets Facebook.


This popular farmers market is held each Saturday and has over 100 stalls and sells fresh fruit and vegetables straight from the grower, gourmet foods made locally and a range of delicious food to eat while you are walking around. You need to get up with the rooster for this market that runs between 7:30am - 11:30am, with most of Canberra getting there around opening time for the best choice. Popular stalls are fresh seafood, meat, fruit and vegetables and frozen pies to take home. See here for a full article on the Capital Region Farmers Market.

Capital Region Farmers Market is open Saturdays 7:30am - 11:30am.
Address: Exhibition Park, Corner of Flemington road and Northbourne avenue, Lyneham,
See here for their website.

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Capital Region Farmers Market.

This market is organised by Belconnen Rotary (with a gold coin entry), and has been running for 42 years each Sunday. Essentially a huge garage sale, these markets sell second hand items, fresh fruit and vegetables, arts and crafts, tools, plants...everything you would ever need for your house and home. It is a popular market where almost everyone will find a bargain. See here for a full article on the Trash and Treasure Markets - Canberra's largest garage sale.

Rotary Trash and Treasure Market is open every Sunday 7am - 12:30pm. (however check their website for changes)
Address: Jamison Centre Car park, Bowman street, Macquarie
See here for their website.

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Bag a bargain at the Trash and Treasure Markets, Jamison Centre car park


This monthly market is one of the largest "Hand made, Home grown, Home produced" market in Australia with up to 300 stalls. The markets are run by Hartley Lifecare and other volunteers, with a gold coin donation on entry. With live music, food and kids entertainment, this rural themed market has something for everyone.

Hartley Hall markets are open the first Sunday of each month (excluding January) from 10am - 3pm.
Address: Hall showground, Victoria street, Hall
See here for their website.

Hartley Hall Markets, Hall, ACT
Source: Hartley Hall Market Facebook


LIONS WODEN MARKET (11km south of CBD)
Located in the car park of the Westfield Shopping Centre at Woden, this is a busy market full of second hand toys, furniture, plants, bric-a-brac, fruit and vegetables, clothes and more. Organised and run by the Woden Lions Club, this Sunday market is a gold coin entry. Our family have found this a great market for second hand toys in particular - with toys starting at 50c, we have always walked out with a bargain or two.

Lions Woden Market is open Sunday mornings, 7am - midday.
Address: Carpark between Corinna St and Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip, Woden.
See here for their website.

You need to get up early for this busy market, as locals flock here Sunday mornings to get their fruit and vegetables for the week. The best part about a farmers market is meeting the grower and knowing that the food is local, fresh and of high quality. Open between 8am - 11:30am, thousands of people visit this market weekly for their fresh fruit, vegetables, bread, bakery items, fish from the coast, oysters and more. Walk the markets with a hot pie, slice of pizza or a freshly squeezed juice. This market was held at the CIT Campus in Woden for 10 years, however it is now located at the Canberra College in Phillip. See here for a full article on the Southside Farmers Market.

Southside Farmers Market is on every Sunday morning 8am - 11:30am.
Address: Canberra College, Corner of Launceston Street and Yamba Drive, Phillip.
See here for their website.

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Just one busy section of the Southside Farmers Market, now at Canberra College

These markets are held monthly and are run by the Lake Tuggeranong Lions Club, on the second Sunday of the month at Calwell High School. There are indoor and outdoor markets, so this popular local market runs in all weather. The markets sell a range of goods including plants, home cooked cakes, hand made crafts, clothes, homewares and fruit and vegetables.

These monthly markets are held the second Sunday of each month, 9am - 2pm . Entry is gold coin donation.
Address: Calwell High School, 111 Casey Crescent, Calwell.
See here for their Facebook.

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Plants, food and crafts at the Tuggeranong Lions Community Market. Source: Tuggeranong Lions Market Facebook


Whilst these are the organised markets held regularly, look for signs on the side of the road or in the newspaper for local community fairs and school markets all throughout the year. The EPIC (Exhibition park in Canberra) also holds Craft Fairs, Christmas Markets, House and Garden Expos and a range of other weekend events - check their Events page to see what is happening this weekend.

Although not held on a weekly basis, there are also several other large markets held in various locations around the city throughout the year. See the Three Sixty Fashion Markets (held four times a year at the start of each season), The Forage (held once a season, as well as other pop up events in the year), Handmade Market (held over a weekend, four times a year), Night Market Canberra (held a few times over Spring and Summer), the Canberra Kids Market (held every couple of months), the Canberra Fashion Market (formally the Fash 'n' Treasure Market - held every couple of months) and Canberra Christmas Market (one weekend, early December).

Handmade Market at the EPIC, Canberra
Handmade Market at the EPIC - photo courtesy of their website.

With a huge range of markets each weekend, there is always something to do here in Canberra. Before you begin your market shopping adventure, check their websites before you go in case the market day clashes with a public holiday or the weather forecast has cancelled an outdoor market.

So get out there this weekend and get out in your local community - you are sure to bag a bargain...or few!

Woden Lions Markets, Canberra
Which market will you be going to?

* This list was updated August, 2017.
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Why? Support your local community, local growers and artisans.
When: Weekly or monthly, Canberra has alot of markets to choose from.
Where: Canberra City, north and south.
Cost: Free or gold coin entry.
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Thanks for such up to date info. We had a great fab day today thanks to your info. Farmers southside market was great. We drove two hours to get there and we're well pleased. A couple of other markets made our day special!
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