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Meat Market

Architect: George Johnson

City of Melbourne | C21

Meat Market has come a long way since its early days as the centre of Melbourne’s wholesale meat trade in 1880. Now a hub for creative arts and cultural events, Meat Market houses a list of talented creative industry professionals, and facilitates Melbourne’s hottest events. Explore the heritage-listed building and discover a snapshot of Melbourne’s culture and architecture during the 19th century.

Need to Know

  • Open: Thursday 1 January 11am-3:30pm

  • What's Open: Cobblestone Pavilion, Flat Floor Pavilion

  • Special Note: Entry via the Cobblestone Pavilion is accessible but can be bumpy. Some parts of the building feature uneven floor surfaces. The building is D.D.A. compliant.

  • Tour Type: C21

  • Tour Details: First release Friday 13 July 8:30 am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8:30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies. Tours at 11am, 1pm, 2pm and 3pm, running for 30minutes, in groups of20

  • Access: Pram accessible, Fully accessible

  • Building Type: Cultural

  • Facilities: Toilets, Food and beverage available

  • Special Programming: Meat Market will host an exhibition of images, media and objects showcasing Meat Market’s history from its 19th century origins through to its current use.

  • Year Built: 1880

  • Transport: Tram stop 12: Flemmington Rd on routes 55 and 58 Stop 14: route 59


3 Blackwood Street, North Melbourne 3051, VIC


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