Markets and shopping villages

Home to the famous South Melbourne Market and St Kilda Esplanade Market. Plus distinctive neighbourhood shopping villages.

South Melbourne Market

Since 1867, South Melbourne Market has been a treasured landmark and a favourite for locals and visitors. It is the village market. A place where people come just for their shopping. They come to meet, eat, drink, discover, share and connect.

St Kilda Esplanade Market

St Kilda Esplanade Market is a vibrant makers market. Every Sunday that features over a hundred unique stalls of hand-crafted artwork, wood work, jewellery, accessories, children’s toys, original designed clothing, artisan food products and much more.

The market has been running on the Upper Esplanade since 1970. It began for artists to display their work. Soon they were joined by potters, leather-workers and other artists and craftspeople, and the magic of St Kilda Esplanade Market began.

Neighbourhood shopping villages

There are traditionally seven neighbourhoods in Port Phillip. Port Melbourne, South Melbourne, Middle Park and Albert Park, St Kilda, St Kilda Road, St Kilda East and Balaclava, and Elwood and Ripponlea. As the city grows into Fishermans Bend, there are emerging neighbourhoods. Sandridge and Wirraway (formerly part of Port Melbourne) and Montague (formerly part of South Melbourne).

Discover the unique character and local shopping villages in Port Phillip's suburbs. The neighbourhoods each have a unique profile, rich history and distinctive features. Because of this, the residents of each village relate strongly to their local area.