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

Fee: No

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: Closed
  • 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

Address: 9/13 Hay St, Haymarket NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: (02) 9325 6200

Official Website: Paddy's Market


Rated 4.2 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating Many fresh foods, souvenirs, and many other things can be bought here at reasonable prices. It is interesting just to look around, so please visit. I am sure you will have fun and want to buy something. I also wanted to buy some foods and Austrian souvenirs that I saw for the first time. I will definitely visit again.
Yoshi - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Great place to shop for souvenirs. Not for other things. Souvenirs here good price, value for money and wide range of varieties The souvenirs section occupy about 80% of the market. Seafood section is very small 5%. Meat only 5%. Fruits and vege 10%.
Hock Sing Tan - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating A visit to Paddy's Markets is a must have on the Sydney bucket list for Souvenirs at affordable prices Paddy's offers ♿ friendly access the trams come from Circular Quay down George Street or Central Station to Paddy's, cash is still king at Paddy's. After visiting the stalls head up the escalators to the food court and visit "off the rack" (this is a womens clothing store) for more bargain shopping on the day we were there 30 Jan 2024 new dresses were as low as $20 AUD each.
Lord Phillip Boyd - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Good place for tourists to buy Australia souvenirs at less price. You can pretty much find all the gift items you see in popular tourist spots like Sydney tower, zoo, etc. You can also find lots of stores to buy nice toys, puzzles and activities for kids for less price here. There are some electronics shops and clothes too but I felt they are not that many and that good.
Sudhakar Rayavaram - 2 months ago

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3 Star Rating This market is okay. You can purchase souvenirs, clothes and shoes. Most of the sellers are not friendly. There are tons of merchandise. They have electronics as well. You can also purchase produce. We purchased a pack of Keychains for only $5. They had cute I ❤️ Sydney t-shirts and purses. It is located at the Ground floor of Market City. I would go just for the experience. It is located in China town.
Nicole “TheRealNicoleBling” Davis - 5 months ago

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Train Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Light Rail L1Paddys Markets0 minutes
T1, T2, T3, T4, T8, or T9Central Station9 minutes

How to get to Paddy's Market by Train

By Light Rail L1: exit at the Paddy's Markets stop which is right in front of the market.

By Train: exit at Central Station, transfer to an L1 Light Rail Train at the north end of the Station and take it to the Paddy's Markets stop.

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