Forget Antiques Roadshow: our country roads and villages are dotted with fabulous antique shops and fairs, markets and bazaars. They're perfect for finding that just-right light fitting, chaise longue, dinner set or little tin box that will fit your collection just so.
Almost every village worth stopping in has at least one antique shop, so if you're planning to cover some ground, take a trailer.
Antiques shops and centres
Antiques experts, from specialists in militaria to serious clock watchers.
Antik: 202 Grant Street, Ballarat
Antiques, collectables, old wares, taxidermy, vintage industrial pieces and signage, coins, jewellery and militaria.
Antiques, Goods and Chattels: 34 & 244 Main Road, Bakery Hill, Ballarat East
China and glassware, pottery, silverware, toys, jewellery, bric-a-brac, tools and furniture.
Armor Antiques: 200 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Military antiques, swords, armour, pistols, uniforms, medals, badges, books and militaria from around the world.
Bellerine Collections: 243 Moorabool Street, Geelong
Collectables, antiques, vintage and retro pieces, including jewellery, decor clothing and books.
Bendigo Pottery Antiques and Collectables Centre: 146 Midland Highway, Bendigo
Pottery, paintings, glassware, jewellery, clothing, furniture, silverware and kitchenware.
Fusspots At Inglewood: 39 Brooke Street, Inglewood
Antique and vintage furniture and furnishings, ceramics and glass, books, records, jewellery, kitchenware, homewares, toys and curios.
Mac & Morgan: 74 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine
A mix of old and new: curios, vintage linens, silverware and china pieces alongside modern gifts.
Mailors Flat Demolition & Antiques: 814 Warrnambool–Caramut Road, Mailors Flat
An acre of antiques, reclaimed building materials and collectables: everything and the kitchen sink.
Mauzie's Most Marvellous Vintage: 27 Victoria Street, Toora
Fine vintage clothing and accessories, clothing mini-museum and camera collection.
Moorabool Antique Galleries: 18 Ryrie Street, Geelong
Two floors of 17th, 18th and 19th-century antiques from around the world, including an impressive collection of antique ceramics.
Lydiard Furniture & Antiques: 205 Lydiard Street, Ballarat
Furniture and collectables, from antique iron bed frames to architectural fittings.
Nickelby's Antiques: 40 Piper Street, Kyneton
Quality antique furniture, decorative and quirky items.
Pombo Mart Antique, Gift Centre & Cafe: 2846 Princes Highway, Pomborneit North
Historic sheds with 1000 square metres of antiques, art, collectables, china, memorabilia, furniture and records.
Shipahoys Vintage Bazaar: 9 Mahoneys Road, Killarney
Collectables, curios, memorabilia, breweriana, Australiana, china, glassware, kitchenalia, bric-a-brac, nautical, music, books, jewellery and automotive.
Tyabb Packing House Antiques: 14 Mornington-Tyabb Road, Tyabb
One of Australia's largest antique centres selling everything from art deco furniture to retro wares and vintage lace clothing.
Fairs and festivals
Antique affairs to remember.
Maldon Antique and Collectables Fair: Maldon Football Oval, Maldon; February (annual)
Ballarat Antique Fair: Ballarat Exhibition Centre, 501-503 Dowling Street, Wendouree; March (annual)
Bendigo Easter Antique Fair: Truscott Stadium, Murdock Street, California Gully; Easter (annual)
Chiltern Antique Fair: Chiltern War Memorial Hall, 90 Conness Street, Chiltern; August (annual)
Markets, bazaars and barns
Fabulous emporiums housing stalls from a huge variety of collectors and specialists. Open (almost) every day. You're bound to find that little something you're looking for, no matter how bazaar.
Beaufort's Big Garage Sale: 31 Neill St, Beaufort
Brick Lane Bazaar: 34 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Bruthen Bizarre: Ronald Street, Bruthen
Castlemaine Vintage Bazaar: 9 Walker Street, Castlemaine
Daylesford Bazaar: 9 Vincent Street, Daylesford
Fletcher Jones Market: 61–77 Flaxman Street, Warrnambool
Geelong Vintage Market: 3 Mackey Street, North Geelong; 66 Hesse Street, Queenscliff; 2 Hobson Street, Queenscliff
How Bazaar: 8 Skene Street, Colac
Katamatite Bazaar: 14 Beek Street, Katamatite
The Mill Castlemaine: 1-9 Walker Street, Castlemaine
The Mill Markets (Ballarat, Daylesford & Geelong): 9367 Western Highway, Warrenheip, Ballarat; 105 Central Springs Road, Daylesford; 114 Bellarine Highway, Newcomb, Geelong
The Restorers Barn: 129-133 Mostyn Street, Castlemaine (by appointment only)
The Vintage Shed & The Vintage Emporium: 93 Mornington Tyabb Road, Tyabb
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