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

Paddy's Market Hours:
Opening 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

Paddy's Market Reviews

Rated 4.2 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating I loved this place!! We made three visits in January 2024. Before traveling to Sydney, I did a lot of research, which included the best place to purchase souvenirs. The best place is Paddy’s Markets Haymarket!! This place is huge! Whatever you’re looking for you’ll find it at a very reasonable price. I actually compared this place with the Downtown Souvenir shop on George St. First, the same exact T-shirts at Paddy’s for $5-$7 were $45 at the Downtown Souvenir Store!!! The same exact shirts!! I also seen this at a shop at the Wharf / Quay area. I couldn’t believe how other places were marking up the same shirts by about 9 times!! I really liked the variety of good quality shirts, merchandise, luggage, and so much more. It’s very business and crowded. The vendors are helpful and friendly. I didn’t experience any issues or problems. While visiting Paddy’s, take advantage and walk around Chinatown, Korean Town, & Thai Town. It’s a rich and great area of the city.
Gwen Penn (Other) - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating It is a shopping center with very different working days. They work from Wednesday to Sunday. Keychains, magnets, t-shirts, hats, pencil cases, trinkets and many more as Australian souvenirs. You can get them all here at affordable prices. Under the market city mall
mustafa - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating Attn Tourists to Sydney !! This place is the best to get your souvenirs to take back home to friends and fam. Literally dirt cheap compared to souvenirs sold in the city limits. We bought several to take back to Auckland. The markets are bustling with activity and shoppers continually visiting. Not only souvenirs but other stuff as well like merchandise and clothing and food too is available here. Open from 10am to 6pm all 5 days except monday and Tuesday .I have added photos of others markets around Sydney which tourists can visit on various days.
Nilanke Perera - a month ago

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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 - 6 months ago

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4 Star Rating A captivating destination to explore, this place offers not only a vibrant assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables but also boasts a myriad of Asian restaurants. Immerse yourself in the diverse culinary offerings and vibrant market atmosphere, making it an ideal spot for those seeking a rich experience in both flavors and cultural diversity.
Roger Vino - 3 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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