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From fresh food markets selling high-quality, inexpensive produce to convenient everyday shopping centres and malls, you’ll find shopping easy and affordable in Adelaide.

Shopping in the City

Shopping in the city is easy, Adelaide’s centrally located Rundle Mall is home to over 200 department stores, fashion stores and other specialty stores. You will also find Coles, Woolworths and Foodland in the mall for all your grocery shopping needs.

The Adelaide Central Market is also a great place to do your shopping. The market features South Australian produce stalls, delicious Asian food halls, vibrant cafes and more.

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Adelaide has a range of supermarkets for your everyday grocery shopping. Find your local store:

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Food and Produce Shopping

You’ll find a diverse range of fresh foods and international groceries at produce markets across Adelaide where you can stock up on quality ingredients.

Adelaide Farmers’ Market
The largest farmers’ market in South Australia, where farmers and producers from across the state sell seasonal produce direct to the public.

Adelaide Central Market

Student serving three students food at Adelaide Central Market

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Halal Foods

You can find a list of some of Adelaide’s Halal butchers, cafes and restaurants at Halal Square.

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Major Shopping Centres

There is no shortage of large shopping malls across Adelaide’s suburbs, which you can get to using public transport. Many shopping centres feature supermarkets, food courts, major department stores, specialty retailers and some have cinemas.

On Thursday nights many shopping centres in the suburbs have late night shopping and are open until 9pm.

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Department Stores and Specialty Shops

Whether you’re moving into a college residence or a private rental, you’ll need a few essentials to set up your new home. From stationery and pillows to furniture and appliances, here are a few local retailers to get you started.

Department Stores

  • Big W (low to mid-price fashion, toys, homewares, sporting goods and more)
  • David Jones (upmarket fashion, beauty, toys, homewares and more)
  • Kmart (low-price fashion, toys, homewares, sporting goods and more)
  • Myer (mid to upmarket fashion, beauty, toys, homewares and more)
  • Target (mid-price fashion, toys, homewares and more)

Furniture, Computers and Appliances

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Shopping Main Streets

Adelaide’s city and suburbs are known for cosmopolitan shopping precincts where you can find fashion, food, markets and entertainment. Here are a few you don’t want to miss.

Streets in the city

Rundle Street for high-end fashion, trendy bars and funky hidden laneway finds in Adelaide’s east end.

Gouger Street is Adelaide’s street of international food. Here you’ll find Chinatown, Adelaide Central Markets and a range of multicultural eateries and grocers.

Hindley Street is known for its nightlife, but is also a hub for arts, bookstores, and cool galleries.

Group of students walking through Rundle street

Streets in the suburbs

Jetty Road, Glenelg stretches from the shores of Holdfast Bay, with cafes, fashion boutiques, a cinema, gift shops and more.

The Parade, Norwood is one of Adelaide’s premier destinations for food, fashion and fun.

Magill Road, Norwood for funky homewares and eclectic antiques and art, all just a quick bus ride from North Terrace.

King William Road, Hyde Park for upmarket style and fine dining experiences, just south of the Adelaide city centre.

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Op Shops (Second-Hand Stores)

For cheap and cheerful vintage fashion and homewares finds, check out these Adelaide op shops:

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