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Your Australian holiday wouldn't be complete without shopping for uniquely Australian gifts and souvenirs. Evoke the ancient mystery of Aboriginal culture with an Aboriginal artwork or artefact. Buy a signature piece of jewellery made from opals, our national gemstone, or Australian pearls, and your Australian holiday wouldn't be complete without shopping for uniquely Australian gifts and souvenirs.

Evoke the ancient mystery of Aboriginal culture with an Aboriginal artwork or artefact. Buy a signature piece of jewellery made from opals, our national gemstone, or Australian pearls and rare pink diamonds found only in the Kimberley. Let Australia's fashion designers fit you with the greatest of elegance or for the outback, city and beach, or luxuriate in a pair of soft sheepskin boots. Whether it's high end fashion or our city and local markets with their diverse array of stores, Australia has a unique array of artefacts and souvenirs for your shopping pleasure.

You'll find high end shopping and shopping precincts across our cities, markets in the cities and local communities. Don't forget to explore the opportunities to shop in Australia.

Australia's Shopping

Australia's Shopping

Australia's Shopping

Shop till you drop in Australia's markets, mega malls, warehouses and high-end boutiques. Discover Australian designers in Melbourne's hidden laneways or trawl Surry Hills in Sydney for retro chic. Shop up a sub-tropical storm in Brisbane's Queen Street Mall or browse at least 500 stores in Rundle Mall in Adelaide. Soak up the atmosphere of Fremantle Markets, near Perth, or the Saturday markets in Hobart's historic Salamanca Place. Shop beneath the palm trees on Darwin's Smith Street Mall or hit the huge shopping centre in Canberra's Civic. Shops are generally open until 6pm, with late night shopping offered either Thursdays or Fridays. You're covered by Australia's consumer protection laws which require businesses to treat you fairly.

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Australia's Markets

Australia's Markets

Australia's Markets

Get a taste of Australia's vibrant markets, which sell everything from fresh produce to hand-crafted gifts and high fashion. Browse boutique souvenirs in Sydney's historic Rocks precinct or see the creations of local potters, painters and glassblowers in Hobart's Salamanca Markets. Stock up on fresh, organic food from Brisbane's many farmers markets or discover the country's largest arts and crafts markets in Canberra. Sample the spices of five continents at Darwin's Mindil Beach Sunset Markets or create the perfect picnic with ingredients from Adelaide Central Market. Grab an original fashion creation at Melbourne's Rose Street Markets or join busking musicians at Fremantle's lively weekend markets. You'll find a vibrant market almost everywhere you go in Australia.

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Australian Fashion and Design

Australian Fashion and Design

Australian Fashion and Design

Australia’s fresh, fun and innovative designs have made an impact in everything from fashion and jewellery to furniture. From Collette Dinnigan to Ken Done, following is an overview of some of the hot Australian designers to look out for.

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Australia's Opals

Australia's Opals

Australia's Opals

Every colour of the rainbow appears in opals, Australia's national gemstone. Indeed, according to Aboriginal legend, the swirling colours were created when a rainbow fell to earth. Australia produces 95% of the world's opals, making these mesmerising stones a uniquely Australian souvenir. They range from the most common white or 'milky' opals found in Coober Pedy to the rare black opals of Lightning Ridge. Tour our famous opal fields or buy opals from specialty stores across the country.

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Australia's Diamonds and Pearls

Australia's Diamonds and Pearls

Australia's Diamonds and Pearls

Nothing says prestige and romance like diamonds and pearls, both produced in Western Australia's Kimberley. Shop for South Sea pearls in Broome, the beach town with a pearling history stretching back to Aboriginal owners. Travel from Kununurra to the vast Argyle Diamond Mine, where most of the world's rare pink diamonds are extracted. Along the way, experience the Kimberley's landscapes, as precious and enduring as the gems themselves.

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Australian Souvenirs

Australian Souvenirs

Australian Souvenirs

Your Australian holiday wouldn't be complete without a souvenir or few to remember it with. We are a land of plenty, yielding bush tucker, wool, sheepskin and wine, just to name a few. Taste Australia with native herbal teas, fruit jams and spices. Evoke the Australian outback with a crocodile skin hat or driza-bone coat or luxuriate in a pair of soft sheepskin boots. Wind through Australia's wine regions, buying direct from the cellar door. Following is a rundown of some unique Australian souvenirs and where to buy them.

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Australia's Cities

Australia's Cities

Australia's Cities

We’re shining the spotlight on Australia’s vibrant cities and their unique attractions and experiences. Each city is distinct from the other but truly Australian in flavour. Learn about city precincts such as The Rocks in Sydney, Brisbane’s South Bank and Perth’s funky central suburbs. Be devoured by Adelaide’s Central Markets. Explore new places and trends, from Melbourne’s summer rooftops to Darwin’s revitalised waterfront and art precinct. Read about our city waterways, botanic gardens and cultural and heritage attractions. Discover new destinations like Albany, Bundaberg and Glenelg. We have great journey ideas to help you explore our cities or use them as a base for your Australian adventure.

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