Believe it or not, according to the Urbis Australian Shopping Center Industry report taken in 2015, Australia has 1,753 shopping centers. This number includes 189 factory outlets and themed centers and all of them contain more than 65,000 speciality shops. So, no worries about where to shop in Australia. Obviously, the greatest shopping giants are located in the cities of Sydney and Melbourne, but there are so many of them scattered all around the smaller cities too. For all of you who who are planning to boost the budget of the continent and make your wallets thinner, read a bit more about where to have the ultimate shopping experience.
The leading collection of contemporary fashion is tucked inside the building whose original facade dates back to 1911 and is heritage-listed. It first opened it’s doors as the Myer Emporium. Today’s Emporium Melbourne is one of the hottest place to shop in Australia with a unique shopping experience and the opening of several firsts.
This world-class shopping destination with over seven levels in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, has enhanced the city’s reputation as Australia’s center of style. It is located on Lonsdale Street between Swanston and Elizabeth streets.
The mall boasts several first-to-Australia brands and the largest collection of Australian designers under one roof, with over 200 high street fashion and food brands. Can you handle so much fashion?
Also one of Melbourne’s premier shopping experiences! It’s great to have large shopping complexes with scores of designer brands that also feature a train station! Do not miss this spot on your shopping tour.
Melbourne Central is a modern shopping complex with many name brands including Crumpler, MAC Cosmetics, Kiehl's, MOZI, GAP, Oroton, Calibre, Peter Alexander, Armani Exchange, Calvin Klein, Sass and Bide, and many many more!
Cafes, restaurants and food courts abound. Check Cupcake Central and Plantation.
This mall has a great complex for parking including earlybird rates.
Located in the heart of the Gold Coast and the Broadbeach retail this mall also features several visitor and tourism facilities to ensure that your stay is unforgettable. Pacific Fair is located just 30 minutes from the Gold Coast Airport and accessible by many forms of transport. Over 50 hotels in the Broadbeach and Surfers Paradise precincts are located within 10 minutes of the mall, many which offer shuttle services to the center and airport.
Their parking offers more than 6,500 parking spaces (open and undercover), including parking for the disabled and parents with prams. Pacific Fair will give you just enough time to finish your shopping and not paying the parking – meaning full 5 hours. You will also be able to enter the car park for free after 5 pm. Cool, isn’t it?
Pacific Fair has launched a free shopping shuttle service! The shuttle service is available to guests visiting the Gold Coast and runs from as far north as QT Gold Coast and south to Turtle Beach Resort.
For all the shopping maniacs there is a VIP Visitor’s Pass. Simply visit the Customer Service Center and present your photo ID / Passport to collect your copy, which will give you access to special offers from your favourite stores.
We hope you will enjoy your spending spree in Australia. More infos about Australian shopping mecas are available here.