With 24 million yearly visitors to Rundle Mall and nine million to the Adelaide Central Market, these two vibrant shopping destinations are key drivers of the city’s recent retail growth. Rundle Mall, one of the largest and busiest pedestrian malls in Australia, is Adelaide’s central retail hub.

Rundle Mall

Home to over 700 retailers, Rundle Mall acts as the segue to all parts of the city, enjoying the visitation of over 20 million visitors a year. Impressive upgrades to Rundle Mall have enhanced the consumer experience, contributing to a 3.3 per cent increase in retail spend in 2017. The sophisticated palette of the Adelaide consumer is one that is culturally engrained, as evident in the loyalty to locally established heritage brands such as Haigh’s Chocolates and R.M. Williams, as well as internationally renowned brands like Tiffany and co. and H&M.

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Adelaide Central Market

For fresh gourmet food produce there is no equal to the iconic Adelaide Central Market. Celebrating 150 years in 2019, this culinary collective is one of the largest undercover markets in the Southern Hemisphere and offers a truly tantalising and unique ensemble of aromatic stalls, shops and stands. The City of Adelaide’s planned redevelopment of the adjacent Central Market Arcade, with expanded and complementary retail and market activities, will see this historic city landmark further cherished and enhanced.

Central Market Arcade redevelopment

The Central Market Arcade links the famous Adelaide Central Market and Victoria Square / Tarntanyangga with Gouger and Grote Streets. The City of Adelaide now controls the Arcade and is leading its redevelopment. The Central Market Arcade will become one of the most vibrant food and wine hubs in Adelaide when the planned redevelopment is complete. Expected to begin in 2021, the redevelopment will create an international residential, dining and retail experience within a precinct that already attracts nine million visitors a year.

After extensive community and industry consultation, Council is considering exciting proposals for housing, cafés and restaurants, entertainment and events, and other developments – all of which will contribute to the hive of activity, day and night.