A shoppers visit to Melbourne is not complete without a meander through the iconic Camberwell Sunday Market run by the Rotary Club of Balwyn.
Camberwell Sunday Market is the biggest and arguably the best trash and treasure market to be found in Victoria's capital city. The market, which some might classify as a 'flea market ' and others a 'car boot sale', has been running since 1976 and now boasts close to 370 stalls.
Held in the large carpark at the back of Burke and Riversdale Roads in Camberwell, Camberwell Sunday Market stallholders sell an ecelctic mix of second hand wares including (but not limited to) vintage clothing, accessories, crockery, vases, children's toys, lego, oraments and a selection of hand-crafted products.
Camberwell Sunday Market suits shoppers that are not afraid of a good old fashioned rummage; haggling is common, and plenty of bargains can be found. Take your time and you could uncover a potential gem.
For those wishing to st op for refreshements, there are plenty of cafe's surrounding the market offering simple coffees and muffins to hearty lunches for those with an apetitie. Two cafes; Collective Espresso and The Other Brother are located within the market itself, offering refreshments with a chance to enjoy the market's live musical talent and entertainment performed by buskers.
Camberwell Sunday Market trades from 7am - 12.30pm every Sunday (except for the Sunday prior to Christmas Day). Due to the popularity of the market, parking can be a little tricky to find and most carparks are limited to a 2hr time slot.
Regular tram services from the City pass through the Camberwell Junction, and Camberwell Railway Station is just 100 metres away which makes public transport a preferable travel option to Camberwell Sunday Market.