Melbourne is renowned as Australia’s retail and fashion capital. The Big Bus tour and travel guide offers a great selection of Melbourne shopping tours that will help you discover the city's best bargains and top spots to shop.

Choose from an outlet shopping tour to the city’s many hidden discount outlet stores, a vintage shopping expedition for one off pieces and pre-loved designer wear, a guided tour of trendy shopping strip Chapel Street or even a designer shopping trip accompanied by a professional stylist! The majority of these Melbourne shopping tours offer small group sizes of 14 guests or less.

There are no booking or credit card fees when you book your tour with us*. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. Some conditions apply**.

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Melbourne shopping tours

Melbourne shopping tours

Melbourne shopping tours: Five top spots to shop

When it comes to shopping, Melbourne takes no prisoners.

From glitzy city department stores, mega-malls and fashionable strip shopping, to secondhand stores, vintage salons and outlets, the city offers a huge array of retail therapy options. While the locals may be renowned for their love of wearing black, nowhere else in the country comes close to offering the same on-trend gamut of cutting-edge design and colour.

Shop ’til you drop on any of our fabulous Melbourne shopping tours or head out on a self-guided mission to these five retail hotspots.

Melbourne travel guide

Chapel Street

Chapel Street is a rite of passage for shopaholics visiting Melbourne. It’s separated into a number of precincts, including the vintage sprawl of the Windsor Quarter and Greville Street Village, to the high-end boutiques of South Yarra, and everything in between. If your Melbourne fashion enlightenment doesn’t happen here, it won’t happen anywhere!

Melbourne shopping tours

Melbourne shopping tours


If you’re looking for quantity as well as quality it doesn’t get much bigger or better than ‘Chaddy’, as the locals call it. A veritable smorgasbord of retail resplendence under one very large roof, Chadstone is home to all the high-profile mega-brands, and there’s even a free shuttle bus from Federation Square to get you there.

Melbourne shopping tours

Melbourne shopping tours: Chadstone Shopping Centre

Queen Victoria Market

She’s no high fashion plate, but the Queen Victoria Market has been an indelible and much-loved feature of Melbourne’s retail landscape since 1878. This doyen of markets delights always comes through for you no matter what you’re looking for. From food, photography and furniture, to homewares, casual wear, flowers and souvenirs, the Queen Victoria Market provides a right royal retail experience.

Melbourne shopping tours

Melbourne shopping tours: Queen Victoria Market


Encompassing the effortless creative vibe of Gertrude Street, the super-grunge of Smith Street, and the ‘bitza’ that is Brunswick Street (you’ll find a bit of everything here) Fitzroy is the kingdom of cool when it comes to pre-loved treasures, cutting edge local designers, art and homewares. It’s also home to Rose Street Market, which showcases the city’s emerging hand makers, artisans and left-of-centre creatives.

Melbourne shopping tours

Melbourne shopping tours: Fitzroy is the capital of cool.

No Order Market (Shhh!)

What’s a list without a badly kept secret? No Order Market is a magnet for forward-looking fashionistas who don’t mind shelling out for first go at the latest avant-garde designer wear. The fact that this really is a bit of a secret, hidden away up a flight of stairs on Elizabeth Street, just adds to the experience!

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**Applies to tours available on The Big Bus tour and travel guide website and does not apply to tours offered via affiliate websites, including Viator. If you find the same tour elsewhere at a cheaper price, we will beat it by 10%. To claim, please call our booking line on 1300 330 189 or email [email protected]. The tour must be available for booking on the date you have selected on the competitor’s website. We do not offer the guarantee where a discount or promotional code from the competitor has been applied.

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