Diggin’ Melbourne 2019 – Addendum

The smoke has cleared and the crowds have moved on since Record Store Day, but your local record store is still the hottest spot on the block. Don’t wait too long before you drop in again or you’ll miss all the treats!

We’ve added a couple of small updates to the 2019 Diggin’ Guide. The online store guide and PDF map are now (almost) 100% correct. If you prefer to use the printed map, please note the following updates:
ROCKSTEADY RECORDS now also trading Mondays, 9.30am-6pm.
QUALITY RECORDS have new contact details and blurb.
VICIOUS SLOTH is located at 1309 High St, Malvern
as it has been for many years. The address was accidentally listed as number 309 in the 2019 printed guide. Apologies to anyone who went looking for 309, and apologies to the team at The Sloth. If you have a penchant for Rock, Prog, Punk or Psych, or you love a well organised record store, make sure you hit up 1309 High St, Malvern – and tell them the Digging Map sent you!

Supporting your local independent record stores and supporting local music keeps this culture alive. Get down to your favourite spot and score some local heat this week. Dig.

Edition 10 of Diggin’ Melbourne out now


The 2019 Diggin’ Melbourne Map is out now. If you haven’t already picked up a printed map or perused the online store guide and PDF Download you still can. Find the printed version of the map in all good record stores and many usual street press outlets. Our new map features 65 stores, all located within Greater Melbourne. This post may come post-Record Store Day, but we all know it’s record store day every day in Melbourne.

Thanks again to Audio-Technica for their assistance in making the Diggin’ Melbourne map possible. Dig.

Know your local record store


Need your vinyl fix fast? Take a look at all the Independent Record Stores and vinyl stockists in Melbourne. Click the map for larger view, or jump to the store guide

Melbourne CBD

1. WAX MUSEUM  waxmuseumrecords.com
2. OFF THE HIP facebook.com/offthehiprecords
3. BASEMENT DISCS basementdiscs.com.au
4. ROCKSTEADY RECORDS rocksteadyrecords.com.au
5. THE JUNK COMPANY thejunkcompany.com
6. HEARTLAND RECORDS heartlandrecords.com.au

Fitzroy / Collingwood / Carlton

8.NORTHSIDE RECORDS northsiderecords.com.au
THE SEARCHERS thesearchers.com.au
10. PLUG SEVEN plugseven.com
11. HAPPY VALLEY  happyvalleyshop.com
12. VINYL SPACE RECORDS vinylspace.com
13. RICKS RECORDS instagram.com/ricksrecordstore
14. SKYDIVER skydiverrecords.com
DUTCH VINYL  dutchvinyl.com.au
16. HUB301 hub301.com.au
17. POLYESTER RECORDS polyesterrecords.com
18. POISON CITY RECORDS poisoncityrecords.com
19. VINYL REVIVAL vinylrevival.com.au
20. DIXONS RECYCLED dixons.com.au
21. OH! JEAN RECORDS ohjeanrecords.com
22. STRANGEWORLD RECORDS strangeworldrecords.com.au
23. READINGS CARLTON readings.com.au
24. GOLDMINE RECORDS – Carlton North goldminerecords.com.au
25. LULU’S  instagram.com/lulusmelb
26. GOLDMINE RECORDS – Fitzroy North goldminerecords.com.au

Northcote / Thornbury / Preston / Brunswick / Coburg

27. RATHDOWNE RECORDS instagram.com/rathdownerecords
28. RECORDS ETCETERA recordsetc.com.au
29. THORNBURY RECORDS thornburyrecords.com
30. HIGH ON VINYL highonvinyl.com.au
31. MULTISONICS facebook.com/multisonics
32. HUNTER & CO VINTAGE  instagram.com/hunterandcovintage
33. MUSCLE SHOALS www.recordclam.com
34. ROUND AND ROUND RECORDS roundandroundrecords.com
35. RECORD PARADISE recordparadise.com.au

36. VINYL REVIVAL Brunswick vinylrevival.com.au

Essendon / Moonee Ponds / Kensington / Williamstown

38. ESSENDON CDS, RECORDS & BOOKS essendoncdlpbook.com.au
39. WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR whiterabbitrecords.com.au

Southside – St. Kilda / Prahran / Windsor /  Malvern

41. READINGS ST KILDA readings.com.au
42. ECLECTICO eclectico.com.au
43. BOUNCE AUDIO bounceaudio.com.au
45. PROFILE MUSIC store.profilemusic.net.au
46. UNION HEIGHTS unionheights.com.au
47. LICORICE PIE RECORDS licoricepie.com
48. VICIOUS SLOTH COLLECTABLES vicioussloth.com.au
49. QUALITY RECORDS qualityrecords.com.au

Southside – Hawthorn / Camberwell

50. ALLEY TUNES alleytunes.com
51. READINGS HAWTHORN readings.com.au

South East / Bayside / Frankston

52. DIXONS RECYCLED dixons.com.au
53. AUDIOPHILE REFERENCE RECORDINGS audiophilereferencerecordings.com.au
54. RADICAL RECORDS radicalrecords.com.au
55. VINYL SOLUTION vinylsolution.com
VR. VINYLRULES MUSIC vinylrulesmusic.com.au

Full listings for all shops at Store Guide | Map download

Record Store Day 2018

The 2018 Diggin’ Melbourne Map is out now and ready to assist your Record Store Day adventures. If you haven’t already picked up a printed map or perused the online store guide and PDF Download you still have time. Our new map features 55 stores and a unique Melbourne Record Stores Bus Tour; the website includes more than 60 stores, all located within Greater Melbourne. New stores included in the new map are Lulu’s (Carlton), Vinyl Revival Brunswick, Ricks Records (Collingwood) and Happy Valley (Collingwood). The only store to close in the last 12 months is Son of Run (Belgrave). As usual our online guide features some extra stores. This year we have more Bonus Digs than ever – including Vinylrules Music (Mordialloc), De Bretts (Moonee Ponds), Mainly Jazz (St. Kilda), Music Jungle (Thornbury), Metal Mosh (Frankston) and Lost & Found Market (Brunswick).


Many of our featured stores have big plans for Record Store Day. Depending on where you are located there are numerous ways to attack. If you’re in the city, Wax Museum, Off The Hip, Rocksteady, Basement Discs and Heartland all have performances, guests, RSD releases and more. A short tram ride to the North is Melbourne’s Record Store Day epicentre. Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford and Carlton will all be going off! There are multiple performances at Northside Records including The Bamboos, Record Store Day mayhem at The Searchers, performances and exclusives at Plug Seven, new vinyl galore at Happy Valley. Brunswick Street has Polyester, Dixon’s, Vinyl Revival and Poison City all only a few metres apart – and all doing something special for Record Store Day. Still in the same neighbourhood you can visit Strangleworlds and Oh! Jean, or head to Johnston Street for more high-density digging, including Skydiver, Ricks, Vinyl Space, Dutch Vinyl and Hub301. A little further North heading up Nicholson Street is another cluster of stores – Goldmine in Carlton, Lulu’s in Carlton, Goldmine’s second store in North Fitzroy – then across to High Street where you can visit Rathdowne Records, Records Etcetera, Thornbury Records, Multisonics, High on Vinyl and Music Jungle, all of who have and abundance of treats in store.  Still Northside – Record Paradise in Brunswick has their usual array of RSD performances and celebrations. Close by is Vinyl Revival, and heading further North is the legendary Round & Round Records and onwards to Round Again, Muscle Shoals and Hunter & Co.

If you’re Westside there will be things to do as well. White Rabbit in Kensington will be celebrating, Essendon Secondhand will be open and doing what they do best; across in Williamstown you can visit Lost Ark where there is always some fresh stock at this time of year. Southside? Of course, Greville Records will be hosting live performances and have loads of RSD releases. Across the street pop into Profile for your club and dance sounds, or head down to Bounce Audio for your electronica fix. Also in Prahran/Windsor Union Heights have a big day planned with DJs and live performances throughout the day. Licorice Pie is the next stop – and assured to have records worth stopping for! Also Southside you’ll find Vicious Sloth and Quality Records in Malvern, Eclectico and Readings in St. Kilda. Further South you can visit Vinyl Solution, Vinylrules and Metal Mosh. There are also celebrations in the South-East. If you’re in Hawthorn/Camberwell you should visit Alley Tunes or Readings where you’ll find special releases and like minded people!

No matter where you are there is a ‘INDEPENDENT’ record store close by. On International Record Store Day make sure you support your local independent record store and local artists & musicians. Visit the store guide for links to all the stores + addresses and trading hours. Happy Diggin’.

Diggin’ Melbourne 2018 – Launch Party

To celebrate the release of our ninth Diggin’ Melbourne Map we have an Official Launch Party on Thursday April 19, 2018. We’re taking over at Belleville for one night, and with the help of regular Thursday Crew at The Vinyl Frontier, Colette and GSM, we’re throwing a monster jam that includes DJs from many of Melbourne’s iconic record stores. Guests include Jimmy James, Johan, Ari Rose, Max Vegas, Pjenné, Fiasco Harasy, Emelyne and more. Check the poster for full details.

We’re also excited to have Audio-Technica onboard again this year as our Diggin’ Partner. They’ve been kind enough to donate a turntable that will be given away on the night, along with a swag of other prizes and giveaways. Our friends at Brewdog are also stepping up with fun giveaways and ice-cold refreshments. The needle drops at 6pm.

Get the jump on Record Store Day crowds and download the new map now. It’s ready on the download page. New listings and a new Vinyl Lovers’ Bus Tour! Dig.