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13 Trash & Treasure Markets In & Around Melbourne

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Published November 19th 2012
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Camberwell Sunday Market
One of the most popular Sunday markets for trash and treasure hunters, you are likely to find all sorts of household articles, clothing, toys, books, and more at the Camberwell trash and treasure market. The two categories that roughly describe what's on sale here are second hand goods and handcrafted goods. The latter would be stuff made by the seller and does not include food. There are no specific stalls for specific goods, so you're pretty much encouraged to tour the whole place so as not to miss anything. If you'd like to set up a stall you'll find more information here about the Camberwell Sunday Market. If you need more details about location and how to get there, go here.
Time: Every Sunday 7 am to 12.30 pm.
Location: Station Street, Camberwell, Vic 3124

Camberwell Trash and Treasure
www.we-love-melbourne.net

Ballarat Trash and Trivia Market
Here's where you'll find most things homemade and home grown. A gold coin donation gives you entrance. There are about 400 stalls selling second hand toys, trinkets, clothing, books, DVDs as well as plants and vegetables. The market is held in the Ballarat Showgrounds. There's more information about the Ballarat Trash and Trivia Market here and if you'd like to be a stallholder, you'll find details here.
Phone: 0418 518 106
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 2 pm.
Location: Ballarat Showgrounds, Creswick Road Wendouree, Vic 3350

ballarat trash and treasure
www.visitballarat.com.au

Belmont Sunday Market
Find your fill of pre-loved clothing, toys, tools, jewellery, books, and more here at what they call Geelong's 'biggest garage sale'. They even have electrical goods, homewares, arts and craft items and more stuff than you could imagine. Entry to the market is free. If you need more details about the Belmont Sunday Market go here. On the other hand if you have a whole lot of trash you'd like to convert to treasure and would like to rent a stall, you'll find useful information here.
Phone: 03 5243 7718
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 2 pm
Location: Barwon Valley Activity Centre, Barwon Heads Road, Belmont, Vic 3216

belmont trash and treasure market
www.geelongaustralia.com.au

Laverton Rubble & Riches Market
The Laverton Market is where you get both second hand as well as some new stuff at incredibly low prices. The market is huge covering about 14 hectares with 1400 stalls and 1000 car parking spaces. They have both covered and open area selling everything from fruit and vegetables to hardware. You can find more information about the Laverton Rubble and Riches Market here.
Phone: 03 9369 6426
Time: Every Saturday and Sunday 7 am to 4 pm.
Location: 8 - 18 Leakes Road, Laverton, Vic 3028

laverton trash and treasure market
www.mymarketsvic.com.au

Dandenong Trash & Treasure Market
Dandenong market is a popular venue for the sale of second hand goods in large numbers. They operate every Sunday from 8 am to 4 pm. An added bonus here is that they have plenty of free parking available. There is an entry fee of $1.40 for adults. Children under the age of 15 enter free. In addition to pre-loved and new products, you might also find fresh farm produce, pets, plants, and fresh flowers. You can get further information about the Dandenong Trash & Treasure market here.
Phone: 03 9791 2992
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 4 pm.
Location: Lunar Drive-in, 115 South Gippsland Highway, Dandenong South, Vic 3175


Thomastown Trash & Treasure Market
Though not as large as some, the Thomastown trash & treasure market attracts buyers and sellers from neighbouring suburbs and has an eager clientele who never fail to show up even if it's just to enjoy the festive atmosphere. There is an entry fee of $1 per person. You might find the usual clothing and kitchenware as well as tools, hardware, toys, DVDs, and the odd family heirloom. There are also food stalls with hot dogs, chips, coffee etc.
Phone: 03 9465 5523
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 4 pm.
Location: Cnr Wood Street and Settlement Road, Thomastown, Vic 3074

thomastown trash and treasure market
www.whittleseatourism.com.au

Croydon Sunday Market
The historic Croydon Sunday market has had a new lease of life with a new venue in Main Street between Railway Drive and Devon Street. The Sunday market resume on 4th November, 2012 after a break. Since resuming they are eager to welcome new stall holders and sellers. The old Croydon market had been know for handicrafts, tools, and toys to bikes and furniture. They also had a large variety of plants in the old market. The new market is conveniently close to public transport and spacious enough to accommodate large numbers. The only drawback here is that they do not have refreshments stalls where you could grab a quick bite or a drink. This is so as not to have a clash of interest with the cafes and shops on Main Street.
Phone: 0439 890 942
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 2 pm.
Location: Rear of Main St. between Railway Drive and Devon Street.

croydon sunday market
www.gumtree.com.au

Coburg Trash & Treasure Market
Coburg Sunday market is held in a spacious drive-in theatre venue and has ample parking facilities. Parking is free. You can hope to find all sorts of bric-a-brac, toys, clothing, furniture, books, kitchen stuff, tools, craftworks, and antiques. Though conducted on a large scale, it is run efficiently by a group of organisers. There is an entry fee of $1 for adults; children under the age of 15 may enter free.
Phone: 03 9791 2992
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 2 pm.
Location: Village Drive-in Theatre, Newlands Road, Coburg, Vic 3058


Oakleigh Trash & Treasure Market
Oakleigh market brings together about 150 stalls selling second hand goods of all sorts as well as a variety of plants and flowers. It is also well-known for its robust local produce. You will likely find anything from toys to hardware in this highly active market space.
Phone: 03 9885 6980
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 1 pm.
Location: Hanover Street Car Park, Oakleigh, Vic 3166

oakleigh trash and treasure market
www.marketsvictoria.com.au

Wantirna Trash & Treasure Market
Wantirna market treasures may include anything from hats to fishing rods and more. You may even find the kitchen appliance you're looking for. This place is a treasure trove with unexpected thrills including both second hand and new products. There is free parking available. If you're an early worm chances are you'll leave with more than you bargained for. There is an entry fee of $1.80 for adults while children under 15 years of age enter free.
Phone: 03 9791 2992
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 4 pm
Location: Cnr Boronia Road & Mountain Highway, Wantirna, Vic 3152

wantirna trash and treasure market
www.trashandtreasure.com.au

Cheltenham Trash & Treasure Market
The Cheltenham market has an added feature in that it is an undercover market. It is held in the lower level of the car park at Station Road leaving you protected from rain and shine. You can expect to get great stuff from toys to furniture at bargain rates. Fresh local produce is also available. Every week has the new and unexpected popping up in this market which is possibly why many shoppers are regulars week after week. It is conveniently close to public transport.
Phone: 03 9584 2594, 03 9786 1099
Time: Every Sunday 8 am to 1 pm
Location: 7 Station Road, Cheltenham, Vic 3192


Kingsbury Drive Sunday Market
Trash and treasure along with a variety of local produce, plants, art and craft are some of the things you might find at the Kingsbury Dr market in Bundoora. There is also entertainment as well as refreshments available for purchase in the form of burgers, ice cream, and coffee. If you're bringing your dog, make sure it's on a leash. If you'd like to set up a stall, you can get more information about the Kingsbury Drive Sunday Market here.
Phone: 03 9435 8282 Monday Wednesday
Time: Every Sunday 9 am to 1 pm
Location: La Trobe University, Car Park 2, Kingsbury Drive, Bundoora, Vic 3086

kingsbury drive sunday market
www.dvsupport.org.au/community-market

Docklands Sunday Market
The Docklands area is an entertainment area in its own right, but on Sundays it comes alive with even more energy as a popular market place. Arts, crafts, jewellery, clothing, books, collectables, plants, and more including various family fun activities make this a bustling spot on Sundays. It is easily accessible via pubic transport. You can get a free ride on the City Circle tram. If you're driving down, it's $5 for all-day parking at Harbour Town Shopping Centre. Entry is free for all. You can get more information about the Docklands Sunday Market here. If you'd like to be on the other side of the counter, you'll get all information for stallholders here.
Phone: 0412 910 496
Time: Every Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
Location: New Quay, Waterfront City Promenade, Docklands, Vic 3008

Dockland Sunday Market
www.docklandsundaymarket.com.au/
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Why? The ultimate and easiest form of recycling with the thrill of shopping at bargain prices
When: Every Sunday
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Your Comment
What about Bentleigh market. Every Sunday morning near Bentleigh station
by janet (score: 1|36) 2365 days ago
Pretty sure croydon market is non existent... I live here and never seen it.
by Kmcv1 (score: 0|2) 2204 days ago
Great market at La Trobe University at Bundoora for trash and treasure, plants and food
by mme (score: 0|2) 1904 days ago
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