Shopping and market information
Enjoy the convenience of village shopping in many great locations without the hustle and bustle of the city.
Traditional strip shopping is alive and well in Hobsons Bay with more than 25 precincts of varying size, purpose and location.
The major retail precincts are in Pier Street Altona Beach, and in Williamstown at Douglas Parade, Ferguson Street and waterfront Nelson Place. All of the services you’d expect from retail hot spots are here, from specialty and destination stores to supermarkets and local finds, and of course lots of interesting places to eat, drink, sip, relax.
Cafes, local services and fresh food stores are clustered around Melbourne Road, Mason and Hall Streets in Newport, while Aviation Road at Laverton to the west is a busy local hub.
Two undercover shopping centres are located in Hobsons Bay: Altona Gate adjoining the 16 Shops strip at Millers Road includes Kmart, two supermarkets, and many fashion chain store brands; Big W is an anchor tenant at Central Square at Altona Meadows which features gift and clothing stores, community services including Altona Meadows Library and an emphasis on fresh food supplies.
Neighbourhood centres provide a range of local and specialist retail services. Favourite destinations for locals might include the Italian supermarket Altona Fresh at Second Avenue in Altona North, huge fresh food stores at The Circle, specialist retail and services in Harrington Square Westona, and more.
Vibrant cafes and specialty food stores in Vernon Street South Kingsville and Hudsons Road Spotswood add to the vibrancy of the strips, being popular with locals and visitors alike.
Shopping locations in Hobsons Bay include:
Markets in Hobsons Bay
Markets are a great way to experience the city, and can be an excuse to slow down and enjoy the environment that you’re in, while you browse or shop. Regular markets in Hobsons Bay include
Regional Farmers Market, Commonwealth Reserve, Williamstown – second Sunday of each month from 8.00am until 1.00pm www.rfm.net.au
Altona Beach Market Pier Street and Weaver Reserve, Altona, every Tuesday from 9.00am until 3.00pm
The Substation Artists Market, The Substation, Market Street Newport, first Saturday of each month (except January)
Lions Market, Cherry Lake, Millers Road Altona, first Sunday of each month
Farmers Market, Spotswood Primary School, Melbourne Road, Spotswood first Saturday of every month from 9.00am to 1.00pm
Craft Market Commonwealth Reserve Williamstown third Sunday of each month from 10.00am to 4.00pm www.williamstowncraftmarket.com.au