Paddy's Market

A Sydney icon, Paddy's Market features bargains galore

Entrance to Paddy's Market
Entrance to Paddy's Market cc licensed photo by eGuide Travel

Located in Chinatown in the lower level of Market City, Paddy's Market has been a Sydney institution going all the way back to 1834. Beginning as a Saturday Market where people could come and trade their wares and farm produce, Paddy's Market was,and continues to be, a vital part of Sydney's economy.

While Paddy's Markets were an outdoor venue over most of their history, people can now appreciate the convenience of the current indoor location in any type weather.

Paddy's Market is huge. With stalls set up by a wide range of independent entrepreneurs, you will find a wide range of goods here, from the mainstay of fresh produce and fish, to clothing, housewares and electronics. Tourists will appreciate the great selection of souvenirs representing Australia and Sydney, often at bargain prices. For sure there are some good deals to be had here. Whether or not you are buying anything Paddy's Market is a fun place to explore.

Nearby attractions: Paddy's Market, Chinatown, Powerhouse Museum, Capitol Theatre, Chinese Gardens and Darling Harbour.

Facts For Your Visit

Official Website: Paddy's Market

Fee: No

Closed Now

Regular Hours:

  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Category: Farmers Market Flowers & Gifts Shopping Centers

Address: Market City
9-13 Hay St
Sydney New South Wales 2000

Phone: +61 2 9325 6204


Yelp Rating:
3.5 out of 5 3.5 Star Rating
Based on 76 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating Do not take 4 stars as a ringing endorsement of the high quality of Paddy's offerings. This market is amazing though! There are 4 floors in this hangar... Read More

Joanna T. Sep-22-2019

3 Star Rating Opens Wed- Sun. The "bottom" floor is technically the only part of "Paddy's Market" and anything above is almost like a mini mall with a food court on the... Read More

Ernest Y. Sep-28-2019

3 Star Rating This market had much less food than I expected, but fresh produce and knick-knacks galore. It was interesting to browse through the aisles of cheap... Read More

Blessie V. Sep-07-2019

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light RailHaymarket0 minutes
T1, T2, T3, T4 or T5Central Station9 minutes

How to get to Paddy's Market by Train

By Light Rail: exit at the Haymarket stop which is right in front of the market.

By Train: exit at Central Station and head left (west) on Eddy Avenue, continuing on Rawson Place then right on George Street and left on Hay Street.

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