Who doesn’t love a good market? There’s nothing quite like waking up early and heading out for a rummage through someone else’s trash which is waiting patiently to become your treasure, or picking up the freshest, quality ingredients from a local farmer. We’ve put together a list of 15 of the best markets in Perth, from weekly hives and monthly affairs to seasonal marketplaces too – to make your moseying and browsing decision a little easier. Whether you’re on the hunt for fresh produce, secondhand treasures, or antiquated gems, there’s a market in Perth fit for your needs – take a look!
1. Pre Loved Market
Once a month between 11am and 3pm, head Fremantle for the Pre Loved Market. Said to be Perth’s best sustainable high-end market, Pre Loved encourages the community to think more consciously about buying and selling clothes. Find hundreds of thrift shoppers and sellers, DJs, and street food. Check out our guide to the best things to do in Fremantle while you’re there!
Where: Various locations in Fremantle
2. Fremantle Markets
The Fremantle Markets is Perth’s flagship of sorts, having set up shop in 1897 and paved its way to the now heritage marketplace with the most. The hub not only trades a vibrant array of cirsp fruit and vegetables, but also lodges a variety of eateries. One of those being Viet Kites, said to be the best banh mi establishment in Perth, also making an appearance on our guide to the best cheap eats in Perth.
Find Japanese, Balinese, Greek, and Brazilian cuisine within the Freo Markets, to name a few; as well as plenty of plant-based options, exquisitely fresh juices, sweet and savoury bakery goods, cured meats, old-fashioned candy, organic wines, and copious amounts of coffee beans. And if you’re after something inedible, browse stalls selling handmade soaps and beauty products, jewelry, pottery, hats, spiritual wares, along with naturopaths and psychics offering their talents, you name it. Find out more about Fremantle using our neighbourhood guide.
Where: Corner of South Terrace and Henderson Street
3. Vegan Artisan Market
Every second month from 9am until 2pm, mosey on over to Mahogany Creek Hall for the Vegan Artisan Market. Here, you can find conscious handmade items like earrings, clothing, dog accessories, and candles. Crowd favourite food stalls will be on site too, such as Faux Sho Vegan Pantry, Cucina Lab, ANUKA Artisan Chocolate, as well as a good old fashioned sausage sizzle, to name a few vendors.
Where: 3060 Strettle Rd, Mahogany Creek
4. Perth Upmarket
The Perth Upmarket enlivens the University of Western Australia’s Winthrop Hall from 10am until 4pm on a randomised, monthly basis. Roam the picturesque grounds around the Hall while looking for your latest inspiration – from sustainable fashion and bespoke jewellery, to handcrafted furniture and incredible contemporary homewares, there’s always plenty of unique finds at the Perth Upmarket. You’ll find a whopping 200 of Western Australia’s premium creatives, gourmets and artisans showcasing their products.
Where: 35 Stirling Hwy, Crawley
5. Vic Park Markets
Every Sunday at John MacMillan Park between 8am and 12pm, the Vic Park Markets enlivens the grassy grounds with a maze of stalls slinging fresh produce, handmade goods, as well as tasty food and drink. Run by the Rotary Club of Victoria Park and the Rotary Club of South Perth-Burswood, the markets provide free live music, entertainment and activities for kids, as well as a big old bouncy castle on the nicer days on the year. Find out more about Victoria Park using our neigbourhood guide.
Where: John MacMillan Park, Sussex St
6. Sorrento Night Markets
Every Friday between September and May from 4:30pm until 8pm, head over to Seacrest Park for the Sorrento Night Market. The arvo and evening sees a heap of food trucks, gift stalls, and live music to ease you into the weekend just nicely. There’s be LED Fairies to keep the kids occupied from 6pm until 7pm, while the live music is up and playing all day long. Pack a picnic rug and enjoy the evening, market breeze.
Where: 93 Seacrest Dr, Sorrento
Most Saturday evenings throughout the year, you’ll be able to wander up the Scarborough Esplanade which will be filled with a lengthy selection of food trucks and artisanal market stalls at the Scarborough Sunset Markets. Watch the sunset over the ocean while you browse the goodies on offer, all while sat next to a fire pit during those chilly evenings where a marshmallow over a flame is an absolute must during their winter edition. Find out more details about the current Scarborough Sunset Markets here.
Where: 152 The Esplanade, Scarborough
8. Perth City Farmers Market
Every Saturday from 8am to 12pm, head over to City Farm for the Perth City Farm Farmers Market. Expect farm fresh and organic products straight from the producer to you. Held outside in the green gardens, you’ll be able to connect with your groceries on another level, while engaging in conversation about sustainable food stuffs. There’s a cafe and nursery on site to for a bite to eat and a gander. Find everything from spray-free fresh fruit and vege, local honey and olive oils, to homemade soaps, eco-friendly beauty products and niche little gifts.
Where: 1 City Farm Pl, East Perth
9. Honeywood Local Farmers Market
The Local Farmers Market at Honeywood Estate is reoccurs every Sunday from 8am until 12pm for a day where you can explore all that local farmers, producers and manufacturers have to offer, with the addition of baked goods, coffee, crafty goods and entertainment. The Honeywood locale provides a great opportunity to take a scenic route out to the nearby Perth Hills too – out in that luscious greenery and pristine country air. Find it on the oval next to The Honeywood Primary School on Litoria Drive in Wandi.
Where: Litoria Drive, Wandi
10. Perth Makers Market
Once a month in the spring and summertime, the Perth Makers Market sets up shop at one of Perth’s most beautiful cultural precincts, Goolugatup Heathcote in Applecross. More than 180 entrancing stalls showcase their bounty, boasting Western Australian made products only. The Perth Makers Market is packed with gorgeous handmade goods, and the aromas of mouth-watering food wafts through the air. Explore handcrafted jewellery and children’s toys alongside delicious homemade fudge and freshly made crepes, as you browse some of the best homegrown artisans in Western Australia.
Where: Goolugatup Heathcote, 58 Duncraig Road, Applecross
Across three weekends during the springtime and summer season, Markets By The Sea sets up shop in the oceanside suburb of Kallaroo, just north of Hillarys. With its previous season host to over 50 incredible artists, creators, designers, growers, and plenty of food trucks, the event is always sure to provide relaxed Sunday vibes, with a side of live music too. Read all about Markets By The Sea here.
Where: previous season held at North Shore Community Hub, Kallaroo
12. Summer x Salt
Throughout spring and summer, Clarko Reserve in Trigg is host to Summer X Salt, an award-winning beachside market. It’s the ideal market for conscious folk and ocean lovers, with a keen focus on sustainability; being a completely plastic-free and zero waste affair. It’s easy to see how Summer X Salt took home WA’s Best Small Event award in 2021.
The surfy-salty market sees a huge line-up of more than 200 ocean-inspired local creatives, artists, and designers showcasing their goods. And to compliment the moseying, enjoy live music by emerging musicians, get the kids into some nature play activities, or get your hands dirty during a coastal clean-up. Read all about Summer x Salt here.
Where: previous season held at Claro Reserve, West Coast Dr, Trigg Beach
The beloved Twilight Hawkers Market is an annual, spring and summer marketplace held in Forrest Place every Friday evening from October through to March. Head on down and indulge in a vast range of street food from across the globe. Take in all the smells of noodles, dumplings, curry, and loads more, all while taking in the ambience and listening to live music in the centre of the city. Read all about the Twilight Hawkers Market here.
Where: Forrest Place, Perth
14. Perth Hills Artisan Market
Take a pleasant road trip up to Mundaring Arena for the Perth Hills Artisan Market, aka the biggest indoor artisan market in Western Australia. Spanning across two floors, there’s most definitely going to be something truly unique to discover from Western Australia’s finest woodworkers, potters, jewellers and gourmets under one roof, mixed in with wine, gin, artists, painters, clothing and toymakers. It has recently been announced that the Artisan Market is expanding with two new locations at Edith Cowan University in Joondalup, and the Cannington Exhibition Centre, making for a monthly affair across the north, south and east.
Where: Mundaring Arena, Edith Cowan University Joondalup, and Cannington Exhibition Centre
There’s just something about a good old-fashioned Christmas market that gets you right into that Chrissy spirit. And if you’re into the festivities that complement the silly season, then Christmas markets are the place to be for the whole joyous kit and kaboodle. We’ve put together a list of 10 poppin’ Christmas markets; from smaller community markets to large-scale markets by the seaside that might just be up your alley. Check out our full guide here.
Where: Various locations