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

Currently Closed

Hours This Week:
  • 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, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

Phone: (02) 9325 6200

Official Website: Paddy's Market

Map of nearby accommodations:


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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Rated 4 out of 5Paddy's Market Haymarket Star Rating

5 Star Rating Located on the ground floor, Sydney's iconic Paddy's Market has been at this site off and on over the decades. This has been its permanent Haymarket home for the past 25 years. You get variety and colour. It's always an eye-opener for the young ones. Their jingle is, "You haven't been to market till you've been to Paddy's." Development in the surrounding areas (Darling Harbour & light rail project closing roads) has impacted foot traffic in recent years, it has taken a bit of the sparkle out of this once vibrant institution. Commercial pressures in recent years have seen some oldtime traders leave the place. There are still a mishmash of stalls and products - clothing, knick-knacks, general goods, fresh fruits and vegetables. Official hours are 10am - 6pm. On Wednesdays Paddy's Haymarket is partly open (there's a story behind this), Thursdays to Sundays it's fully open. Should be on the list of places to see if you're visiting Sydney. You might even get to meet some traders/stallholders who are really colourful characters.

leon wong - 1 day ago

4 Star Rating Fairly decent for a look. Mostly Chinese stalls selling the same old "quality" items. A lot of repeat stalls, so if you see 1/4 of the place, you've seen it all. Some of them struggled to understand when asked if they have something that they don't normally get asked. Place was fine though, go for a look!

Liam Ferguson - 5 days ago

4 Star Rating I like this market for their prices and location. First floor you can find fresh vegetables and fruits, souvenirs, bags, costumes. Next floor you can find pharmacy with nice stuff and nice skin care products. Also there is a good court with Chinese, Thai cousin, sushi, some brands of clothes.

Venera Kurmangaliyeva - 19 days ago

4 Star Rating This is famous market in Sydney which you must visit. They have different shops with different items. You are traveler and looking for a gift items then it's a right place. There are many toy shops and kids wear shops. There are many items that you can buy from here like key chains, showcase items and many more. It has items starting from 1$.

Satish Nalawade - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Plenty of shops to buy souvenirs at very good price. Lots of bag shops. Few shops sell genuine leather bags as well. U have hair accessory shop who sell hair extensions , hair clips etc. There are few cosmetic shops . They sell branded cosmetic at good prixe but need to settle because few stuffs really looks old . Fresh vegetables shops are there . There are many dress shops. Few shops are selling dance costumes too. Few branded shops are there too. Lots phone accessory shops are there

Lakshmi Sethuraman Diary - 1 month ago


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