The Sydney String Quartet Company will be playing at Paddington Markets in the Food Court from 11am to 2.30pm – what better way to kick off the weekend!
Check out the events coming up at Paddington Markets! We hope to see you at our market soon! Its a great day to be had by all!
Paddington Markets – Events Calendar
We are Open Every Saturday,, from 10am to 5pm.
January 26 Australia Day Celebrations - Aussie Market Day - Zoomobile – Taronga Zoo, Livc reptiles – 10am
***Live Music every Saturday***
We are proudly sponsored by Bunnings Randwick & Rose Bay.
We would like to give a huge thanks to Bunnings for all their support towards Paddington Markets. Bunnings has kindly donated market umbrellas and sandbags which are greatly appreciated by the entire community at this market. Alongside this generous donation Bunnings also provided some helpers who supervised and helped in a painting project with the clients from the Eddie Dixon Centre.
Do you make, Creative clothing for Men and or Women, Ceramics, Art, Furniture or anything unique? If you answered yes to any of these we have a great opportunity for you. Paddington Markets is offering the right student the chance to have their own stall. Your stall will be 1.2m x 1.2m and cost only $81. The staff at Paddington Markets will place your stall where they feel your product will work best. Some of the top designers started this way and this is a great way to get your product out there, without having the overheads of a shop. If you are innovative, creative, and wish to trial your product here, do contact us!!!
To register your interest please contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 9331 2923
Please note – due to a large number of jewellery designers already trading at the markets we are not looking for any Jewellery at this time. Thank you.
As I sit at my desk and reflect on the 38 years of operation of Paddington Markets, I look back on its humble beginnings.
Way back then, the Hall was used for people to create objects during the week to sell on weekends. It was very much a creative space, with many a young fashion designer, craftsperson, and visual artist who “cut their teeth” here before venturing out into the business world.
The mission is still the same – we support emerging designers, and encourage artists, and still remain with a strong focus on Australian Made. Some of the older stall holders are still here. Without them we would not have a Market!!!
We as a Parish Mission in Paddington feed many homeless, and socially isolated people every day. The general public are not aware of this important part of our community services. I am truly blessed to see the money we raise from renting stalls at the Market get turned into food, and providing support for people who do not have the core basic necessities met, food, shelter and clothing. We see 65 -70 people fed daily.
The applications to trade are still arriving on our desk. Many people wish to trade here, because it is the oldest and most established Market in Australia. It is the only Not for Profit Market that people can come and shop, and find a unique gift or item. We still draw massive crowds from Interstate, overseas, and of course our Paddington local Residents.
Some come and have a look at our new refurbished Market, shop locally and support Australian Made Products!!!!
“After the excesses of Friday nights most Sydney suburbs are ususally slow to wake from their slumber. Paddington is slightly different because many of the ragers there live very close to where the raging takes place. Surrounding Paddington Uniting Church and Paddington Public School a team of dedicated stall holders begin to setting up an open air market which has had a major role in pumping life into Saturdays in Paddington for decades.”
Quoted from ‘Paddington Bazar’ published in 1993.
View the ‘About’ page and venture back in time to take a look at vintage photos from the ‘Paddington Bazar’ from the 70′s, 80′s and 90′s.