In light of the current COVID-19 situation and government advice, we are temporarily closing our Market Discovery Tours.

We will continue to monitor the situation and if we do need to cancel or postpone your tour, we will contact you. If you have any queries please feel free to contact Bettina on 0437 190 249 or at tours@qvm.com.au

Thank you for your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

Queen Victoria Market provides an essential service to Melburnians, and therefore the Market will remain OPEN to provide fresh food and everyday essentials for the local community. 

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August, these areas will remain open during Stage 4 restrictions:

  • Meat & Fish Hall – for all your meat and seafood needs.
  • Dairy Produce Hall – for smallgoods, cheese, fresh pasta, wine, spices, bread, coffee and specialty foods.
  • H&I Sheds – for certified organic produce and products, eggs, honey, fruit & veg.
  • A&B Sheds – for fruit & veg, eggs, honey, wine, specialty goods.
  • Cafes & Restaurants – serving takeaway meals and coffee only.

From 11.59pm on Wednesday 5 August, these areas will be closed during Stage 4 restrictions:

  • Specialty retail on Elizabeth Street, Victoria Street, Therry Street and under the sheds will be temporarily closed.

We continue to work with the relevant government authorities and are taking necessary precautions to ensure the safety and well-being of our Market community. Read more here.

What you need to know when visiting the Queen Victoria Market.

When is the Market open?
The Queen Victoria market is open as follows:

The Market is closed on most public holidays.

What transport options are available?
See here for parking and public transport options.

It’s also super easy to catch a tram! Just jump on Yarra Trams route 19, 57, 58 or 59 which stop right outside the Market.

Head to our Visitor Information page for more information on how to get here!

Where can I get a map of the Market?
You can download one here.

Where are amenities located?
On the map you will find marked the Visitor Hub and toilets. There are a number water fountains located around the Market, however it is advisable for students to bring water with them.

What do I do in the case of an emergency?
In the case of an emergency dial 000.

What do I need to be mindful of?
Queen Victoria Market aims to provide a safe and friendly market where all customers feel comfortable and can enjoy what the Market has to offer free from harassment or discrimination. Young people are important to us and we hope that your students will take away a positive memory from your school excursion. Your students’ experiences will be made more enjoyable if your school follows these simple recommendations when visiting the Market.

  • Although the Market offers discounted tours for student groups, which we recommend as a way of adding value to the experience, schools are not required to join a paid tour as part of their excursion.
  • We request that students be asked to respect other shoppers and to always act in a courteous and considerate manner.
  • The Market is a busy, vibrant place and we request that students be asked to respect other visitors by acting in a courteous and considerate manner.
  • The customer service staff at our Visitor Hub are always happy to assist students with their enquiries. Please feel free to use this resource.

How much supervision is recommended?
We ask that schools ensure that there is sufficient adult supervision for the number of students on the excursion.

What are the guidelines for students approaching Market traders?
Where students are required to approach Market traders for information as part of their structured activities, we ask that they be instructed not to take up more than a few moments of a trader’s time and that you ensure that different groups of students do not approach the trader multiple times.

Do I require a permit to film or photograph?
If your students plan to conduct filming or photography assignments, a filming permit is required. Please complete our application form here and please make sure you include your Public Liability Insurance.

Special offer for teachers on our Ultimate Foodie Tours!
If you love Queen Vic Market then why not take our Ultimate Foodie Tour? A delicious and fascinating guided walking tour where you will taste the freshest produce, discover unique ingredients, learn tips and tricks for shopping and cooking, discover the Market’s history and meet some of our beloved traders. Teachers can enjoy 20% off, simply enter the code TEACHER on check-out. Please make sure you present your VIT card to the tour guide on the day. Book now.

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