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:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • 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

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

Phone: +61 2 9325 6204


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 81 Reviews.

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4 Star Rating This is Sydney's answer to NYC's Chinatown. Lots of inexpensive touristy wares, fresh produce, some food booths, and souvenirs. Also chair and table... Read More

Laurie V. Jan-16-2023

3 Star Rating Decent place for touristy stuff. It's like a huge flea market. Take your time to walk around because there's a lot of booths to look at. Souvenirs galore!... Read More

Meri L. May-22-2023

4 Star Rating If Singapore has Bugis. Then Sydney has Paddy's Market. Had many different vendors selling souvenirs, imitation goods, and all sorts of cheap goods. Paddy's... Read More

Young K. Sep-25-2022

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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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