Sydney has many markets spread all over the city.
| Birkenhead Point Shopping Centre
Home of many factory outlet shops with good discounts and built on the edge of Sydney Harbour. Roseby Street, Drummoybe (02 9181 3922)
| Broadway Shopping Centre
Recognisable by the two clock towers with a lot of brand names, two supermarkets, cinema and food court. Opposite Victoria Park (02 9213 3333).
The Chinese have been in Sydney for two hundred years. Between 1909 and 1915 the City Council built a market complex at Darling Harbour for the Chinese marker gardeners. This developed over the years into a significant development with shops, restaurants and a centre for Chinese goods. Darling Harbour, Sydney.
Myer and David Jones are the big names with large stores in Sydney.
A centre for contemporary lifestyle shopping laid out over four levels. 500 George Street, Sydney.(02 9265 6888).
|No 1 Martin Place
An historical building that opened in 1874 with fashion outlets, restaurants,bars and food court. 1 Martin Place, Sydney (02 9221 5073).
| Pitt Street Mall
A pedestrians only section of Pitt Street in the CBD of Sydney, Australia. It is one block long between Market Street and King Street and is one of Australia 's busiest and most cosmopolitan shopping precincts with all the big names.
An elegant shopping mall in the centre of Sydney.
| Strand Arcade
A Victorian Arcade with fashion and jewellery stores opened in 1892. Originally named 'City Arcade' and renamed in 1981 after the Strand in London to raise the profile of this shopping arcade.412 George Street, Sydney. (02 9232 4199).
The Direct Factory Outlet concept is very popular in all Australian cities and the one for Sydney is at Homebush. Underwood Road, Homebush, Outer West (02 9748 9800).
Harbourside Shopping Centre
A complex of shops and restaurants in Darling Harbour. Many of the shops specialising in Australian made merchandise. Darling Harbour.
Westfield Bondi Junction
A huge mall with over 3000 shops with everything you might need, rebuilt in 2003. . 500 Oxford Street, Bondi (02 9947 8000).
International designer stores.
Chatswood Chase Shopping Mall
A mall for the north side of the harbour with David Jones and many other shops. 345 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (02 9419 6255).
A plaza with Max Mara and Gary Castles. 2 Chifley Square, Sydney.
A CBD shopping arcade in the middle of Pitt Street Mall with fashion, jewellery and more.
Factory outlets with some good discounts. Corner of Hay Street and Thomas Streets.
A shopping centre with cinema, Theatre Royal and designer shops. 19 Martin Place, Sydney. (02 9224 8333).
A mall over several levels at Circular Quay with shops, restaurants and Art House cinema.
A CBD shopping centre with many stores located opposite the Hilton Hotel on Pitt Street with over 40 specialty shops. 210 Pitt Street
A mall with murals, sculpture and inlaid floors add to the shopping experience. 77 Castlereagh Street, Sydney.
A one stop place for furniture and homewares. South Dowling Street, Moor Park Paddington.
Sydney Central Plaza
In the centre of the CBD on Pitt Street Mall. with designer labels and a large Myer Store. 450 George Street.
The Italian Forum
A "little Italy"in Sydney with an Italian Plaza and linked shops and restaurants. Norton Street Leichhardt (02 9518 4488)
A large mall on the North Shore.
On the corner of Market Street and Pitt Street Mall with fashion, souvenirs, accessories and gifts over four levels. 100 Market Street, Sydney (02 9231 9300).
One of the largest shopping malls in the southern hemisphere and convenient for the west of Sydney. 86-108 Castlereagh Street, Parramatta (02 9891 3929).
World Square Shopping Centre
A mall with around 90 shops on the The Haymarket. George Street. Haymarket (02 8669 6900).
Sydney shopping leaves little to be desired. Many of the department stores and Sydney shopping strips are located within close proximity of one another.
In the city area there is much scope and variety. High end retail offers the opportunity to pick up designer pieces. There are also many malls and strip shops which have an excellent array of home ware, clothing and accessories. Sydney also boasts many markets where you can pick up a bargain or look for some great local produce.
The Queen Victoria Building lends itself to high end shopping. The Strand Arcade and surround areas are best for picking out trendy attire. The Pitt Street Mall has a collection of shops suiting all budgets as well as some good eateries.
For souvenirs, check out the city streets for specialty shops. Popular souvenirs include opals and sheepskin products, however shop around to make sure you don’t pay too much.
Most shops are open from 9.00 am until 5.30 pm. Late night trading means most retail shops will be open until 9.00 pm on Thursday nights. Shops usually trade on a Saturday from 9.00 until 5.00 and are closed on Sundays.
Up-market shopping areas are around Pitt Street Mall, between Market Street and King Street, in The Strand and Queen Victoria Building near the Town Hall. Shopping is also found in Darling Harbour at Harbourside and Market City.