Shopping in Melbourne

As a cosmopolitan city, Melbourne offers up one of the greatest shopping experiences Down Under. It’s the fashion capital of Australia and boasts plenty of shopping malls, boutique-lined streets and unique designs that can only be found here.

Shopping hours are typically from 9am until 5.30pm, with stores open seven days a week. Most shopping centres will stay open late on Thursdays, and there are also a range of 24-hour supermarkets too.

Shopping centres

Melbourne Central and the Bourke Street Mall are both major shopping centres located in the heart of the city, with a range of high street brands, including Myer and David Jones.

Outside of the city centre, there is a Westfield mall, plus Chadstone, the largest mall in the southern hemisphere will please any shopaholic, with over 530 stores to indulge in.

Boutiques and designer shops

In the city centre, Little Collins Street is where the world’s top designers reside, and at the southern end of Chapel Street you’ll find a collection of unique stores selling a mixture of alternative clothing.

This area of town also attracts locals and tourists alike for its offering of street cafes, exclusive boutiques and high street names.

Getting there

Qantas flies direct from London Heathrow to Melbourne, and to enter the country you’ll need a visa. A simple ETA Tourist Visa will let you stay in the country for three months – more than enough time to shop ‘til you drop! Just make sure you don’t exceed the airline’s baggage allowance.

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