Sydney Market guide
Markets are magical places for a myriad of reasons. For me they are a chance to find the unusual, the bargain, in visage nostalgia, be an observer of snippets of history, a place where you can actually touch the past... a museum of life. Markets are buzzing with life, stallholders give good banter and usually the food is fantastic or at least the coffee is!  Often I find I will remember a place in a warm light if I have been impressed by the local market. The following selection of markets are well worth a visit if your ever in the vicinity.

Rozelle Markets

                                Rozelle Market is my favourite Sydney market for all things Trash and Treasure. Whenever I am in Sydney it is a must. The greatest thing about it is, you actually get to go twice!!! It is open on Saturday and Sunday with different stalls on both days. A Haven for that hard to find object, collectables, fantastic secondhand clothing, plants, live music and a great array of food and beverage stalls.

WHEN : Every Saturday and Sunday 9 am-4pm 
WHERE: Rozelle public school 663 Darling street Rozelle

Glebe Markets
Glebe markets in Sydney has a real alternative indie feel.
Lots of vintage and retro clothing (plenty for the gentleman as well) Cd's and books, jewellery from far off places, young designers plus quirky handcrafted items. Set under a canopy of beautiful trees there are lots of interesting stalls to get your wallets twitching. You can listen to live bands while lazing on the lawn and partaking in quality food and drink. Very kid friendly with a happy feel.

WHEN: Every Saturday 10am-4pm
WHERE: Glebe Point Public School ( Corner Glebe point Rd and Derby place)
Eveleigh Artisan’s Market
Eveleigh Artisans market is a great place for finding creative gifts from talented artists.
Just down the track from the Redfern Station, the market is held in the heritage blacksmith workshop at the historic Carriageworks site. There is approximately 75 stall holders displaying a variety of quality  hand-crafted items. An eclectic mix of ceramics, textile and fashion, jewellers, cobblers and home wares make this small boutique market come alive on the 1st Sunday of the month

Where: 243 Wilson St Darlington NSW (A lovely 10 minute walk from Redfern Station) 
When: The 1st Sunday of the month
Market at the Rocks
This market really rocks (pardon the pun)
Set in Sydney’s historic Rocks area, right at the end of the magnificent Sydney harbour Bridge, this is the perfect place for both travellers and locals. Open every Saturday and Sunday and only a few minutes walk from circular quay.

Over 200 stalls with an amazing variety of quality and style. Locally produced creative textiles, fashion, lighting, jewellery, photography, home wares and more. There is also an international element with vibrant stalls selling exotic items such as African jewellery, gorgeous Turkish bowls and Persian carpets. The markets are set under a huge canopy of sails and also lining the small back lanes of the Rocks.The quality of the buskers heavenly to the ears. Tasty food, great views and homemade lemonade. A great market to visit!

When: Every Saturday and Sunday 10am-5pm
Where: Playfair and George streets, Jack Mundey Place.

kirribilli market

Kirribilli markets has to be the market with the best view in Sydney! Right at the end of the Sydney Harbour bridge and just a short walk from Luna Park and the ferry this market is perfect for market lovers. Half of the market is set in a huge tunnel and the rest is out doors. There are 3 separate markets running throughout the year. A general market, art and design market and a fashion market. The general market is held on the 4th Sunday of the month.
There is a wonderful array of items for sale both new and old. A great market for secondhand clothes and accessories with lots of retro pieces to be found. Other stalls include home-wares, art and craft, collectables, plants, books, jewellery, new emerging fashion, live entertainment and a delicious selection of international and gourmet food.

Where: Burton street tunnel and Bradfield Park bowling green
When: 8.30 am- 3pm (every 4th sat of the month)
Bondi beach Markets

Every Sunday right next to the iconic Bondi Beach you will find a really interesting market with a lay back feel. Set in the grounds of the local primary school this market has a rich and creative mix of individual artisans. Textile designers are well represented as is fashion, both new and retro. Leather goods, jewellery and accessories, books and homewares.........from vintage sun glasses sourced from overseas to cool gifts made by local designers.  The wonderful proximity to the ocean and surrounding eateries/shops, makes this market a cruisy place to spend a few hours on a sunday in the sun.

Where: Bondi beach public school on Campbell Parade (across road from beach)
When: Every Sunday 10 am-4pm