In recent years, few areas have had such an intense transformation as Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Now, shopping in the west extends far beyond just Footscray Market. But, despite an influx of new developments and fancy eateries, the area retains its strong sense of community, and residents (both old and new) can enjoy the Vietnamese and Ethiopian restaurants in Footscray, the relaxed village vibes of Yarraville and the growing arts scene in Newport.
Whether you’re new to the area, have lived there your whole life or only visit occasionally, there’s always something to be uncovered. We’ve put together this guide to the western suburbs with American Express so you can shop small and support local business. Take along your American Express card and you’ll be able to treat yourself to everything from golden triangles of roti to a new pair of glasses. West is best.