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


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

3 Star Rating It used to be really good. I mean REALLY good. Now it's nowehere close. Limited choice, not-so-good prices. I'm giving it a 3 simply because I used to buy A LOT of stuff from this place. RIP

Ethan Walker - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating It’s a fun place to wander through, but every other stall sells the same thing. Good for buying Aussie souvenirs. I enjoyed the visit.

George Sumter - 10 days ago

4 Star Rating The best place to buy Australian souvenirs and T-shirt in the country...never found any places with load of designs of souvenirs, like this place. Only downside was some sellers are not friendly at all, particularly, phone accessories sections. Some are rather rude. Fruits and Vegetables sections are also value for money, you just have to choose carefully for your finest quality, but generally all are cheaper than big Super Market. Really recommend anyone to visit, fun to shop and watch the flow. 😃

Chada Hoopz - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating Great fun to wander through the isles though it's often the same thing over and over. The fresh food is amazing and worth going for just on its own. Easy walk from central or parking nearby. Lots of good eats as well, be sure to look around before you choose.

Ryan Benson - 1 month ago


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