The Queen Victoria Market is open five days a week – Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Night Market, which runs seasonally on Wednesday nights from 5pm-10pm is Melbourne’s favourite mid-week hangout and a great place to bring your friends and family to indulge in a delicious array of street food, drink and live entertainment.
Queen Victoria Market has implemented a number of initiatives to enable shoppers to shop with sustainability and the environment in mind.
In May 2019, Queen Vic introduced a market-wide ban of single use plastic bags and straws.
Visitors to the Market have a variety of options available to shop without plastic bags – hire a trolley from Market Espresso, buy a reusable bag from the Queen Victoria Market Visitor Hub, or fill a cardboard box from Pick-A-Box locations on Queen Street and I Shed.
The Market also has five worm farms on site which can receive 2kgs of fresh food waste each day. This waste is converted into nutrient-rich fertiliser by the worms which then is used around the Market in potted trees and plants.