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One of the things Sydney is famed for is the fantastic range of places where you can shop, from your small specialist shops through to your department stores. There are arcades, malls, main street, little side streets, and markets scattered throughout Sydney. From your basic produce markets, grocery specialist outlets, arts and crafts and much more, Sydney has something to satisfy every shopper.

Many shops in Sydney are open seven days a week, with the core core shopping hours are:

  • Monday to Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
  • Thursday 9 am - 9 pm
  • Friday and Saturday 9 am - 6 pm
  • Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

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Some shops hours may differ, not all open on the weekend, some markets only open certain days of the week or month.

Check out the City of Sydney website for a map of Sydney CBD (Central Business District).

Below is a list of some great places to satisfy that shopping urge or you can visit any of the visitor centres for more information:

Information Centre

Sydney Visitor Centre Darling Harbour

Sydney Visitor Centre Sydney International Airport

Sydney Visitor Centre The Rocks

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Boutique, Department, Arcade, Market, Plaza
and other Shopping Centres

Balmain Market
• Opened on Saturday mornings, and offers a village atmosphere.
The Broadway Shopping Centre
• Cnr Broadway and Bay St, GLEBE NSW 2007, Ph: 02 9213 3333
• A multi-level shopping centre, with a variety of supermarkets, specialist shops and cafes. You can even go to the movies here.
Centrepoint Tower
• Central Business District, 100 Market St, SYDNEYN NSW 2000 • Ph: 02 9231 1000
• Also known as Westfield Centrepoint, offers a variety of shops including David Jones. In addition Centrepoint Tower is  300 m above the city, with magnificent views that extend to the Central Coast to the north, Wollongong to the south and the Blue Mountains to the west.
Chifley Plaza
• Chifley Square on the corner of Elizabeth and Hunter Streets houses some of the desirable brands including some fine dining in this deco-inspired building.
Darling Harbour
• Ph: 1902 260 568 (Infoline)
David Jones Australia
• Located in the heart of the city, with another store at Bondi Junction, David Jones is a landmark institution. With up market products, down to the more modestly price items, a visit to David Jones is a must. (The Spring flower display page has been moved to Archive).
Fox Studios Australia
• Driver Ave, MOORE PARK • Ph: 02 9383 4000
Glasshouse Shopping Centre
• Level 1, Pitt Street Mall, SYDNEY NSW 2000
King Street Wharf
• After a heavy days shopping through the city centre, check out the great restaurants at the King Street Wharf, which is only a short stroll from the Central Business District.
• Another great department stored located in the heart of the city, chock full of must have things. There is even an in-store cafe located in the book section.
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Oxford Street/Paddington
• Stretching from corner of Hyde Park in the city through to Bondi Junction, Oxford Street offers a great range of shops, cafes and market for the shop-a-holic. The city end of Oxford St, through Darlinghurst has been slowly getting a face-life. The current work at Taylor Square should rejuvenate the area, bringing a lift to a popular spot that includes, gay and mixed night clubs, bars, cafes, and small boutique-style shops that extend up the cross and side streets such as Crown Street.

Continuing east, Oxford Street passes through Paddington, a very popular weekend region filled with a variety of outlets, boutiques and cafes. The is also the famous Paddington Bazaar in the grounds of the public school. Open on Saturdays from 10 am, this is very popular with the locals.

Oxford Street ends in Bondi Junction, currently undergoing some extensive upgrading, as well as heavily populated with apartments. There are department stores, local businesses and cafes that cater for the workers and locals in the area.

Statue of Queen Victoria outside the Queen Victoria Building
Paddy’s Market
• Infoline: 1300 361 589, Flemington (open Friday / Sunday) • Haymarket (open Thursday / Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Public Holidays) • Fresh produce and other goods market.
• Opposite the Hilton Hotel on Pitt Street is Piccadilly with a range of specialty stores.
Statue of Queen Victoria outside the Queen Victoria Building
Queen Victoria Building
• 455 George St, SYDNEY NSW 2000 • Ph: 02 9264 9209 (Guided tours information)
• Also known the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site.
The Rocks (include the Rocks Market)
• The Rocks, SYDNEY • Ph: 1902 222 222 (Infoline)
Rocks Market • The Rocks, Sydney
• Having grown in 1991 from 71 stalls to more than 150 stalls. Open over the weekends and popular with visitors.
Some of of the beautiful floorwork at Skygarden
• Runs from Pitt Street Mall through to Castlereagh Street, offering a mix of fashion, lifestyle and food.
The Strand
• Pitt Street Mall, SYDNEY NSW 2000 • Ph: 02 9232 4199 (Strand Centre Management)
• Opened in 1892, surviving two depressions (one in the 1890's and another in the 1950's) and withstood the threat of two major fires. With over 80 unique specialty stores.
Sydney Fish Market
• Cnr Pyrmont Bridge Rd and Bank St, PYRMONT / BLACKWATTLE BAY NSW
• Ph: 02 9552 2180
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