South Melbourne market

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South Melbourne market

The South Melbourne market is a covered food and general goods market located in South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It began operating in 1867,[1] and is a Victorian style of building with wood and red brick.

The market is known for its dim sims, which were originally made by chef Ken Cheng.[2] Mama Tran is another food stall well wroth visiting. They have some of the best seafood rolls and rage of dumplings in Melbourne.

In its lifetime the market has undergone various refurbishments, including after numerous fires. The worst of these was in 1981 when two of the original sheds were destroyed and, later in the year, stalls were damaged by bombs.[3]

In 2007/2008, the market's produce areas were redesigned,[4] and in 2012 a new roof was added to reduce leaking and heat load.[5]


Tram route 96 stops at the light rail station adjacent to western end of the market. Tram route 12 runs down the nearby Clarendon St, with stop 127 at the corner of York St. Bus route 236 stops at Cecil St on the eastern end of the market.


  1. ^ Market history, City of Port Phillip
  2. ^ Clay Lucas, "Market loses its dim sim master", The Age, 23 September 2006
  3. ^ Supply and Demand: 140 years of the South Melbourne Market, City of Port Phillip
  4. ^ Geyer interior design—South Melbourne Market refurbishment
  5. ^ Anna Johnson, "South Melbourne Market", Architecture Australia, May 2013

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Coordinates: 37°49′58″S 144°57′21″E / 37.83278°S 144.95583°E / -37.83278; 144.95583