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Paddy's Market

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There has been a Paddy's Market associated with the Haymarket area for 150 years. Some people argue that Paddy's Market goes back even, because a "fringe market"is known to have operated alongside Sydney's produce market from the very early days of white settlement.

Paddy's Market

This earliest market dealt in second-hand goods and clothes, novelties, toys and pets.Either way, Paddy's Market is still Australia's first authentic market. Today it offers products from fresh fruit and vegetables to clothing, CDs and DVDs, flowers, home wares, sunglasses and jewellery. It is also one of Sydney's major suppliers of souvenirs and Australiana.

Paddy's is now located in two locations, one at the original spot in Haymarket, and a second newer and larger location in a Flemington underground car park which hosts the Paddy's Swap and Sell Markets.

Paddy's Market caters to much of Sydney's local population, as well as to the thousands of interstate and overseas visitors each year. You can pretty much buy anything from Paddy's, including the kitchen sink! Addresses: Market City,Ground Level, 9-13 Hay Street, Haymarket, NSW, 2000; and Building D, Sydney Markets, 250-318 Parramatta Road, NSW, 2129.

 

Paddy's Market

 

By bus:
The Sydney Explorer stops right outside the door.

By monorail:
Alight at Haymarket station, right at the door to Paddy’s

By train:
Catch the train to Town Hall or Central Stations. It’s a 5 min walk to Paddy’s
Flemington Paddy’s - Parramatta Road Flemington
Train – Catch the train to Flemington Rail Station and Paddy’s is a 3 min walk from the station
Bus – There are many buses leaving the Sydney CBD and travelling down Parramatta Road, please consult the STA website.
Car – Follow the Sydney Markets signs along the M4 Motorway or Centenary Drive.

Cost:
Entry to all Retail Markets is free

Parking:
At Haymarket - Parking is available in Wilson Parking Station off Quay Street and in the Entertainment Centre
At Flemington - Free parking for over 2000 cars undercover. Opposite the Sydney 2000 Olympic Park.

Info:
All venues have public toilets and facilities for the Disabled. No pets

 
 

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