Melbourne’s Best Record Stores

Here’s our list of the coolest places in Melbourne to buy vinyl.

1. Northside Records (Fitzroy)

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Melbourne’s home of funk, soul, hip-hop, reggae, and everything in between, Northside records is owned by Triple R host, Chris Gill. Boasting an impressive collection of records sourced from all over the world, the Gertrude Street store has long been a favourite with Melburnian music lovers.

2. Heartland Records (North Melbourne)

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Home to what might be Melbourne’s best range of punk, metal, hardcore, alternative rock and indie releases. You will find a great range of new and used vinyl at Heartland, along with cds, dvds, t-shirts, a gallery space and loads more. Owner Paul Cook has an impressive knowledge of music and sources records from all over the world.

3. The Searchers (Fitzroy)

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Located down the city end of Smith Street, The Searchers features wall-to-floor shelves packed with pre-loved vinyl gems. The store offers coffee and snacks, while also selling a great range of books. You’ll find homegrown classics alongside punk, soul, and disco records.

4. Basement Discs (Melbourne)

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Nestled below the bustling streets of Melbourne, Basement Discs features a great range of blues, folk, jazz, old-school soul, along with psych-rock, alt-rock, and classical. In-store performances are a regular occurrence, adding to the awesome vibes at Basement Discs.

5. Polyester Records (Fitzroy)

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One of Melbourne’s best stores for new vinyl purchases. You’ll find a huge range of modern-day indie, hip-hop and Aussie records, along with reissues of classic albums from your favourite artists. Located on Brunswick Street and open late – perfect for an impulsive purchase when you’re strolling by.

There you have it – our top Melbourne record stores. Now go out and buy some vinyl celebrate Record Store Day!