Sydney Store Guide

Welcome to Sydney’s vinyl record stores: purveyors of the freshest sounds, curators of sound engraving from the past. Wile away your some hours in the company of nerds, strays ands boffins, and dive deep into the musical fossil record.

A great way to see and experience a city is by walking it, moreso when the metropolis is a clusterfeast of unplanned paths and ways connecting — sometimes isolated — islands of things, people and places.  Your passions are a great way to connect these dots, so use this  guide to tour our city. Using Sydney’s CBD as a starting point, you’ll find local info as well as transport tips for shops further afield. Over-nighters are be a fun idea and help support local economies. The stores listed below are split into zones for ease of navigation. 

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Preloved / Secondhand Vinyl

New Vinyl / Music

Collectables / Accessories




Every tour has to start somewhere and we start yours in the middle of Sydney’s CBD. Just next to Town Hall you’ll find stallwarts, Red Eye Records nestled downstairs behind the Queen Victoria Building. Just a short walk south from there gets you to Utopia, home of punk, metal and hard rock.

Head north of Town hall and you’ll find Birdland, this will place you in the vicinity of Circular Quay, from where you can take ferries to all sorts of great places around greater Sydney, including the stunning journeys out to Parramatta’s Beatdisc, and Manly’s Desire.

George Street is Sydney’s North-South spine, orient yourself to this and everything else should make sense! Access Sydney Ferries from Circular Quay which is on the City Circle train line and gives you access to Sydney’s new light rail system. 



Lower Ground Flr, 511 Kent St, (entrance on Bathurst St), Sydney
(02) 9571 6662 | contact @ | | instagram : utopiarecords
Mon – Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: 12pm – 4pm
Est. 1978 – Family owned independent record store specialising in Metal, Rock, Punk plus Rare & Collectable pressings as well as Bargain Bins. Over 5,000 New & Used vinyl in stock. Heaps of USA, UK, Euro & Japanese pressings. New stock arriving several times a week. We pay top dollar for your Vinyl & CD collections large and small.
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143 York St, Sydney
(02) 9267 7440
mail @ | | @redeyerecords | instagram : redeyerecords
Mon – Wed: 9am – 6pm | Thur: 9am – 7.30pm | Fri – Sat: 9am – 6pm | Sun: 11am – 5pm
Australia’s largest independent record store, established 1981, and now centrally located near Sydney Town Hall, opposite the QVB. Massive range of new and used vinyl, CDs, DVDs etc, and special order department second to none. Old-school shop ambience with friendly, helpful staff.
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#3, Level 4, 428 George Street (Dymocks Bldg)
(02) 9231 1188 | orders @ |  instagram/birdland.records
Tue – Fri: 11am – 4pm | Sat: 10am – 4:00pm | Closed: Sun, Mon & Public Holidays.
Birdland Records opened in October 1991. We stock a vast range of jazz (including just about every Australian jazz release), blues, soul and world titles on CD, SACD, Blu-spec CD and Vinyl LP, from labels like ECM, Blue Note, Tzadik, ACT, Winter&Winter, Sunnyside, Cuneiform etc.  Twice weekly imports from the US, Japan, and Europe. We stock new audiophile Vinyl LPs from Analogue Productions, Mobile Fidelity, Blue Note, Verve etc. We also stock secondhand Vinyl LPs and cds. We’ve released a number of jazz albums, 2 of which won ARIAs for the best Jazz Album.
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East of the CBD – across Hyde Park – is Sydney’s Eastside  which is where you’ll find independent retail, creatives, excellent restaurants and the largest cluster of clubs & bars in Sydney. You can get there across either Hyde Park or the Domain, up the hill from China Town or using Kings Cross train station. This ridgeline overlooks the city and stretches from the harbour all the way down to Redfern and beyond: Sydney’s Inner South.

From the CBD, Eastside is only a few minutes walk away. Heading due East from Town Hall Station along Park Street, then William Street will get you to the Coke Sign in King’s Cross. 

Other ways into East Sydney are: across the Domain (past the Art Gallery NSW) to Wooloomooloo steps. Up Oxford St from Hyde Park South. Under the train viaducts from Haymarket to Surry Hills. Or from Central Station South into Strawberry Hills.

Just some of the buses to oxford Street are: 373, 380, 394, L94, M10, M40. King’s Cross has a train station on the Eastern Suburbs line.



134A Darlinghurst Rd, Darlinghurst
(02) 8094 8520 | radiofreealice @
Mon – Sat: 11am – 6pm | Sun: Closed
Radio Free Alice. Specialist in vinyl releases across all genres. We also stock imported CDs, DVDs and books.
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34/277 Crown Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9380 8223| counter @ | | instagram : recordstoresyd

11am – 5pm | 7 Days a Week
Kicking around since 2003, with roots back to 1994, the Recordstore is last of a once-19 Eastside Sydney dance music record stores. We specialise in Aussie and global electronic music. We also dig Hip Hop, Rock, Indie, Funk, Soul, Jazz, Blues, Turntablist & Reggae, stocking new & pre-loved. We have heaps of $10 digger crates (all genres). We stock turntables, needles, headphones & accessories and de-warp & deep clean vinyl. We buy, sell and trade vinyl records.

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501 Crown Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9699 7333 | surryhills @ | |

Mon – Sat: 10am – 6pm | Sun: 11am – 4pm
Proudly 100% independent owned and run since 2006. With stores in Surry Hills and Barangaroo.
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Sydney’s North is loosely divided by Middle Harbour into the North Shore and the Northern Beaches. The Northern Beaches are a little tricky to get to seeing as how there is no train line and so a bus or ferry (highly recommended) you’ll have to take or the traffic you’ll have to brave.

This is, however, an excellent day trip and buses and ferry’s are frequent; then again you could always book an overnight stay up that way because the Northern Beaches are one of Sydney’s beautiful natural wonders.

Northern Beaches: Buses leave regularly from the park at Wynyard Station or hire a car and tour the beaches.



3 Whistler St, Manly 

(02) 9977 0888 | info @ | | Instagram : @pigeongroundrecords
Wed – Sun: 10am – 5pm | Mon – Tue: Closed
With fresh titles added every week, we stock quality 2nd hand vinyl with a focus on LPs and 12″ from the “vinyl years” of the 20th century from blues and jazz to classic rock, funk and disco to experimental, the esoteric and everything in between. Previously trading as Pigeon Ground Records in Camperdown, we’ve teamed up with a 2nd hand bookshop in Manly now, which is just a short (and pleasant) ferry ride from Sydney’s CBD.
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870 Pittwater Road, Dee Why
02 9982 7353 | sandysmusic @
Mon – Fri: 9:30am – 5.30pm | Sat: 9am – 4pm | Sun: Closed
Sandys Music started selling vinyl on the Northern Beaches 44 years ago in in 1973 as a family business & we are still doing it today .We cover all genres of music in both vinyl and cd and have new stock arriving daily.
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Only a couple of train stops from the Sydney CBD and just past Broadway/Chippendale is Newtown, the gateway to Sydney’s bohemian heart: the Inner West. Newtown’s main drag, King Street, has a fantastic cluster of record shops around the station – you can walk in almost any direction and find yourself a vinyl retailer! Hot Tip: head down Enmore road for fantastic food and retail.
Newtown/Enmore is replete with antique, fashion and eccentric retail shops along with many, many food options. With tonnes of small bars and music venues, it’s also fast becoming Sydney’s vinyl hub, so no tour of this city is complete without a day spent on King Street and Enmore Road.

Parking in Newtown is notoriously hard to find… so bus or train are your best bets.
Train: Platform 19 from Central or Platform 1 from Town Hall.
Bus: Railway Square, Stand C, 422, 423, 426, 428, M30.



550 King Street, Newtown
(02) 9557 7440 | info @
Fri – Sun: 10am – 6pm
Hundreds of LPs in stock – Our main offering is what’s needed to play vinyl on – specialising in vintage turntables, amplifiers, speakers, about 150 at any one time, all from the 70s & 80s, fully serviced, all with our warranty.
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3 Wilson Street, Newtown
(02) 9550 6056 | info @ |
11am – 5pm | 7 days a week
For over 20 years here in Newtown , Egg Records is the place to find an extensive and quality range of New and Used LP’s , 7″ Singles , CD’S , T-Shirts, Cult Memorabilia and Books of every type of genre , New Stock is hitting the racks weekly ..
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10/80 Wilson St, Newtown 
0404 501 828 | info @ |

Wed – Sun: 10am – 5pm | Closed: Monday & Tuesday
A perennial second hand record store originally operating in Sydney between 1982-1993, then re-established as an independent record label in 2019 by the owners son, renowned MC and label manager P.Smurf. 
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413 King Street, Newtown
(02) 9557 6237 | repressedrecords @ |
11am – 5pm | 7 Days a Week
Specialist in contemporary Oz and international independent music. Also stocking and importing new and secondhand LPs, 7”s, CDs, and tapes across a range of genres: Punk, Metal, Experimental, Jazz, Hip Hop, Electronic, and stacks of classics. Japanese pressings section by Tokyo based Obi Records. 
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271 King Street, Newtown
(02) 9550 3553 | 
humonking @ |
Mon, Tue, Wed: 10:30am – 5.30pm | Thur, Fri, Sat: 10:30am – 8pm | Sun: 11am – 5pm
Hum on King is the premier music store of the Inner West established in 2000. We stock an eclectic range of new release LPs & CDs with a comprehensive back catalogue across all genres. Official stockist of Audio Technica turntables and headphones. New vinyl sale stock arriving weekly. We stock a wide range of DVD’s and Blu Rays of TV Series, World Cinema, Film Noir, Anime, Doco’s  & Art-house.  We also have a special order service second to none.
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109 Enmore Rd, Newtown 
info @
Mon – Fr: 11am – 7pm | Sat: 11am – 6pm | Sun: 12pm – 6pm
Purveyors of dead peoples’ music on obsolete technologies
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498A King Street, Newtown
02 8970 5467 | halcyondazerecords @ | instagram : halcyondazerecords
Mon – Tue: Closed | Wed, Fri: 11am – 5pm | Thu: 11am – 5pm | Fri: 11am – 5pm | Sat: 10am – 6pm | Sun: 12pm – 5pm.
Here on south king street, we seek out the lost, the weird and all things wonderful in the world of vinyl. Offering up a melting pot of classics and obscurities with a tip towards a soulful, funky jazz vibe and things in-between. Also have vintage turntables, amplifiers and other music ephemera rolling through the store.
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While not as central as the Newtown cluster, the Inner West shops are all well worth a visit. Just a few bus stops down Parramatta Road you’ll find the Vintage Record near the Annandale Hotel. One step further and just 5 minutes down the road from Sydenham train Station and you’re in bustling Marrickville, home to Sydney’s best pork rolls.

This is where you’ll find RPM Records Posters Memorabilia, Resist Records and Sounds Espresso – a music-themed cafe nestled in among Marrickville’s industrial area, where more than a few small bars are popping up.

Parramatta Road Buses from Railway Square (next to Central Station) Stand D 436, 439, 440, 461, 480, 483, M10,  Marrickville has a train station as does Alexandria “Green Square” and are also serviced by various buses. M30, 413, 418, 425, 426



31A Parramatta Rd, Annandale
(02) 9550 4667 | shop @
Thur – Sun: 11am – 5pm | Mon – Wed: Closed
Specialising in quality vinyl across all genres, regular import orders and overseas buying trips means the stock is constantly updated. It’s never boring in a record shop… Especially ours!
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268 Victoria Road | Marrickville
(02) 9572 6959 | info @
Mon – Thur: 9am – 4pm | Fri: 9am – 3pm | Sat – Sun: Closed
Sounds Espresso is a retro-style licensed music cafe located in Marrickville. We serve up a great brew and juicy beats & pieces. Come for a dig, some cake or to just put your feet up with a cup of lovingly brewed coffee.
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163 Marrickville Road 
02 9569 3465 | sales @ |
Sun to Wed: 11am – 5pm | Fri – Thu: 11am – 7pm| Sat: 10am – 6pm
We have an impressive collection of 1000’s of cleaned Vintage and New Vinyl plus a unique and rare collection of Framed Vintage Music Memorabilia.
Something for every taste and budget. Drop in next time you’re near Marrickville or Sydenham Station! Great parking on weekends. We buy, sell, and trade vinyl so call Steve on 0466 88 59 88 for a quote to buy large vinyl collections, as we pay fair prices for the right stuff, so our customers can always have something new to find that we have cleaned up and brought back to life.
Long live real record shops for diggin!
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38 Chapel St, Marrickville
(02) 9557 8771 | info @
Mon – Wed: 10.30am – 5.30pm | Thurs: 10.30am – 6pm | Fri: 10.30am – 5.30pm | Sat: 10.30am – 5.00pm | Sun: 10.30am-4pm
Founded in 1996, Resist is a Marrickville-based emporium specialising in all things punk and hardcore, as well as a wide range of classics across hip hop, metal, pop and more. We stock everything from local bands to internationals – big and small. 
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155 Norton St, Leichhardt 
(02) 9145 8167 | info @,,
Mon: Closed | Tue, Wed, Sun: 11:00am – 5:30pm | Thurs: 11am – 7pm | Fri:12:30pm – 7:30pm | Sat: 11am – 7pm 
Crosstalk Records is a Leichhardt-based record store, gig-space and purveyor of all things musical; from reels and ’78s to 8-tracks, laser-discs, cassettes, CDs and of course, vinyl records.
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Shop 2/428 New Canterbury Rd, Dulwich Hill 
0411 851 053 | Contact via Website
Wed – Sun: 11am – 5pm | Closed: Monday & Tuesday
After a lifelong interest in music, I started collecting vinyl records (predominantly electronic and techno) in the early 1990s. My passion for music grew as I started to help other people collect quality vinyl records. That was the start of Daddy Rich Records, now a collection of over 10,000 vinyl records (and growing) available for purchase online and instore. Vinyl records offer an experience unlike any other, often bringing back memories from the past and providing you with new ones as you listen to music with the people you love. It’s a great pleasure to be a part of these experiences, as people seek out their favourite records from their youth, records listened to by their parents or even new additions to their growing collection.
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44 Ross Street, Forest Lodge
0432 898 242 |
Mon & Tue: Closed | Wed – Fri: 11am – 5pm | Sat & Sun: 10am – 5pm
Record kiosk & (unaccredited) mental health retreat selling new and second-hand records (and tapes, and CDs, and books), accessories (Spin-Clean, anti static brushes, etc), music shirts and posters.
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Parramatta is often called Sydney’s second CBD. You can catch a ferry up there from Circular Quay, or a train from Central. The place has a lot to offer in terms of culture, food, drink and shopping. The crew at Beatdisc can provide you with hot tips on how to spend a day locally.

Our regional sisters and brothers are the farthest stores on the map and while not technically Sydney, we’re all one big happy family so whether you’re tripping to the Gong, Blue Mountains, Mudgee or Canberra – our nation’s capital – or using the Windsor area as a base, you can have a quality dig out those ways too.

Parramatta & Richmond: Central Station Train Platform 18. Town Hall Train Platform 2. Parramatta Ferry Circular Quay F3 – it’s a lovely cruise. Katoomba by train or car is 2 hours so seriously, stay a night or two, it’s lovely up there! Canberra by very fast train (caution, you’ll also need to travel to the parallel dimension in which our politicians got their  s**t together to build this 😉



Shop 11 Queensland Arcade, 181 Church St, Parramatta
02 9891 9330 | info @ | | instagram : beatdisc
Mon-Wed,Fri: 10am – 5:30pm | Thur: 10am – 8pm | Sat: 10am – 4:30pm | Sun: 11am – 4pm
Established in 1995, Beatdisc Records stocks new, used and rare LPs, CDs & Cassettes, as well as turntables and accessories. We have a dedicated focus on vinyl across a wide range of genres (both import and local), with over 7000 titles in-stock and always growing. We also offer customer orders, mail order and host in-store performances. Vinyl stock arriving and processed daily.
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Mixup Music / The Vinyl Section
9 Coronation St, Hornsby
MM: (02) 9482 1107  | TVS: 0411 046 796 (Peter) | getmoving @
Mon: 9am – 8pm | Tue – Sat: 9am – 5pm | Sun: Closed
Always an interesting selection of used vinyl and cds across all genres, specialising in jazz, soundtracks and 1960s. Always buying; HAVE CASH WILL TRAVEL. Heaps of $5 bargains
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60 Railway Cres Jannali NSW 2226
0421 085 458 | info @ |
Wed – Thu: 10am – 4:30pm | Fri: 12pm-4:30pm | Sat: 10am – 2pm
Sauce Records stocks a great selection of new and used vinyl, CDs, Music related DVDs, Books, T-shirts, Framed Prints, Audio Equipment, Guitar Accessories and more. They have a wide variety of different genres that they stock and if they don’t have it in stock they will try to source it for you.
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228 Keira Street, Wollongong NSW 2500
(02) 4228 0459 | mail @
Mon – Wed: 10am – 6pm | Thu: 10am – 7pm | Fri:10am – 6pm | Sat: 10am – 4pm | Sun: 11am – 3pm
Vinyl specialist record shop in central Wollongong established in 2004. Stocking latest releases and classic reissues  on new vinyl as well as a large range of second hand vinyl. We also stock Turntables, books, cds, dvds and host occasional instore shows.
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76 Bathurst Road, Katoomba
(02) 4782 5277 | 0404 478 468 | thevelvetfog @
Tue – Sat: 10:00am – 5:00pm | Closed: Sunday & Monday
With a brand new premises, Velvet Fog in Katoomba is a diggers’ paradise, so if you are heading up to the Blue Mountains for a weekend check out our huge range of quality records of all genres, books, cds, dvds and stereo equipment. We also buy, sell, repair service and carry parts for vintage and modern hi-fi.
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30 Garema Place, Canberra, ACT
(02) 6248 9220 | info @ | 
Mon – Thurs: 10am – 5pm | Fri: 10am – 6pm | Sat: 10am – 5pm | Sun: 11am – 4pm
Established in 1994 Landspeed Records is Canberra’s leading independent music store. We stock a broad range of new records and CDs across all genres. Plus huge range of band merch and new and vintage ladies fashion + more!
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80 Collie St, Fyshwick, ACT

0400 470 858 | |
10AM – 5PM: | 7 Days a Week.
Original and early pressings of old school rock, pop, metal, jazz, funk, soul etc. Always have rare records in stock, plus a selection of new limited edition vinyl.
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Shop 4, 103 Jonson St, Byron Bay 
0413 999 691 | howlandmoanrecords @ | @howlandmoanrecords
Open 7 days per week: 9am – 5.30pm – Surf conditions permitting!
Live music Every Tuesday night. Byron Bay’s only Record Store, stocking new and used vinyl records, cassettes, turntables & accessories, band merchandise & memorabilia, posters, vintage clothing, espresso coffee & live music every Tuesday night.  Focusing on the all genres specialising in local, independent and alternative music. Special orders taken and we ship nationally & internationally.
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Collier Arcade, 23-25 Govett’s Leap Rd, Blackheath 

(02) 4787 5246 | info @
Mon – Frid: 9am – 5pm | Sat 9.30am – 4pm | Sun: 9.30am – 3.30pm
Hat Hill Records & Audio is an independent record and hi-fi store. We specialise in new and collectable vinyl and new stereo hi-fi equipment.  We are open 7 days. Located in the main street of Blackheath within the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains National Park, we are an easy two-hours’ drive from Sydney’s CBD.
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103 Darby St, Cooks Hill NSW 2300
(02) 4023 2165 | vinyl @ | | |
Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm | Sat – Sun: 10am – 4pm
Abicus first opened its doors back in 2000 on a quiet Darby St in Cooks Hill, Newcastle. With just a crate of records, a rail of clothing, and a vision to offer unique classics and hard-to-find vinyl titles not easily available locally, the inseparable mix of music and fashion was established from day one.
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3/2a Raymond Road, Thirroul, 2515

0492 990 881 | hello.frankswildyears @ |
Mon – Tue: Closed | Wed – Sun: 11am til late 
Bar & Restaurant from 4pm weekdays and midday weekends
Seaside record store with a wide selection of second-hand vinyl, local independent new releases on LP, EP and 7s, cassettes (both new release and second-hand), select books, CDs and vintage HI-FI. Regular live music, less than 1.5 hours from Sydney. Come and have a dig and enjoy a cocktail and share plate too. 
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Ground Level, 18 Council Street, Wallsend, 2287
0403755925 | mitchel @ 
Tue – Fri: 10am – 6pm | Sat: 10am – 4pm | Closed Sunday & Monday
EST in 2019 Hiss & Crackle is located in the western Newcastle suburb of Wallsend, just off the F3 . New & Pre Loved vinyl , Psych, Blues, Metal, Punk , Oz, Classic Rock & Pop plus more recent Indie Pop . We also stock CDs cassettes, books and fashion inc band tees. Plus the biggest local artists selection of merch and releases in town. There’s even an in-store stage which hosts local and touring acts most weekends.
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Shop 1a / 28 Primmer Court, Kambah, 2902
0431 939 906 | |
Mon – Fri: 10am – 4pm | Sat: 10am – 3pm | Closed Sunday
Canberra’s largest used vinyl record store. Over 8,000 LP’s in stock. Open Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am – 3pm
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126 Beardy St, Armidale, 2350
0488 696 186 | brent @
New England Records
Wed – Fri: 10am – 4pm | Sat: 9am – 1pm | Closed Sunday – Tuesday
New England Records sells pre-loved vinyl records and CDs and new fully licensed band merchandise including posters and T-Shirts. All vinyl records and CDs are graded using the Internationally accepted ‘Goldmine Standard’ grading system with the condition of both the sleeve and media appearing in the listing. In addition, all vinyl has been deep cleaned.
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124 Beardy St, Armidale, 2350
(02) 6771 2544 | info @ 
Mon – Fri: 10am – 5pm | Sat: 9am – 1pm | Closed Sunday
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203A Carp St, Bega, 2550
0467 586 875 | sugarsoundsvinyl @ | |
Tues – Wed: 9am – 2:45pm | Thurs: 9am – 4:30pm | Fri: 9am – 4:30pm | Sat:9am – 3pm | Closed: Sun & Mon
Sugar Sounds is a Record Store in Bega NSW Australia. Thousands of quality vintage vinyl records covering all musical styles. Plus quality CDs, tapes, books on music, rock magazines plus turntables for sale.
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317 Main Rd, Cardiff, 2285
(02) 4956 6506 | info @ |
Mon – Fri: 11am – 5 pm | Sat: 10am – 3pm | Closed Sunday
An Independent Record Shop since 2012 in Cardiff NSW. We sell pre loved LPs, 45s, CDs, Tapes, Band Shirts, Music Books and DVDs
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