Know your local record store

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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
7. PICTURE SEARCH VIDEO & VINYL


Fitzroy / Collingwood / Carlton


8.NORTHSIDE RECORDS northsiderecords.com.au
9. 
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
15. 
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
MJ. MUSIC JUNGLE
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
37. ROUND AGAIN RECORDS


Essendon / Moonee Ponds / Kensington / Williamstown


38. ESSENDON CDS, RECORDS & BOOKS essendoncdlpbook.com.au
DB. DE BRETTS ANTIQUE MARKET
39. WHITE RABBIT RECORD BAR whiterabbitrecords.com.au
40. LOST ARK ANTIQUES & COLLECTABLES LostArkAntiques


Southside – St. Kilda / Prahran / Windsor /  Malvern


41. READINGS ST KILDA readings.com.au
42. ECLECTICO eclectico.com.au
MJ. MAINLY JAZZ
43. BOUNCE AUDIO bounceaudio.com.au
44. GREVILLE RECORDS
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
MM. METAL MOSH
 metalmosh.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).

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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.

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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.

 

New Melbourne and Sydney Maps are on the way!

The new maps are almost compete and will hit the streets early next week – just in time for Record Store Day. Watch this space. There are a couple of new stores in Melbourne and you can find them online in our store guide. Complete web updates next week to coincide with Official Map Release. We’re also having a party to celebrate. Join us at Belleville on Thursday April 19 to get your map before Record Store Day.

 

 

Map made possible with the generous assistance of Audio-Technica

 

Diggin’ Melbourne 2018

Record Store Day is fast approaching. This year we’ll be celebrating on Saturday April 21, and as always there will be a new map in the week leading up to Record Store Day. If you own a record store and are not included on the current map please contact us to become involved. We are aware of several new stores in Melbourne and will endeavour to contact everyone in the new few days.

We are again pleased and thankful to have Audio Technica’s support for Diggin’ Melbourne and Diggin’ Sydney. More news about events, prizes, new maps and website updates coming soon.