2023 Instores + Events

Instores, instores, and instores some more.

Check out some of these instores and events happening across the country this Record Store Day!

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Badlands Vinyl
Address: 4 / 25 Stuart Street , Tweed Heads South, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Time: 10am – 4pm
Details: Coming up April is Record Store Day, a worldwide celebration of indie record shops. Get down to the badlands for a massive day. We will have tons of exclusive record store day releases, live music from The Cutaways and Paddy McHugh and a few cheeky beers from the absolute legends at Young Henry’s. It’s going to be huge so get your ass down to the badlands and help us celebrate.

Crosstalk Records
Address: 155 Norton Street Leichhardt NSW 2040
Time: 10am Saturday 22nd April (Day One), 1pm – 9pm Sunday 23rd April (Day Two)
Details: This April, join Crosstalk Records and the legendary Crowbar for a collab like no other. We’re celebrating Record Store Day in style with a two-day event across April 22nd and 23rd – hereby known as the First Annual CrowTalk Weekender!
On April 22nd (Record Store Day) come down to Crosstalk’s flagship (well, only) store on Norton Street for a glorious vinyl-filled day of exclusive RSD releases and crate-digging for days. Enjoy acoustic performances from local musicians and DJs spinning vinyl throughout the day and go get a signature RSD cocktail from the inimitable Otis next door. But that’s just the start of the fun!
On April 23rd, we’re bringing the fire down the road to Crowbar for a day of live music, record shopping, music bingo, community and so much more. Get your hands on some exclusive Record Store Day leftover gems (discounted with presale ticket purchase!), and enjoy live music from local musicians and bands to take out your weekend in style. We’ll have our signature pop-up record store set up so come ready to dig for some vinyl gold! Plus, we’ll have vinyl DJs spinning throughout the day. Could we say the word Vinyl some more? Probably! Crosstalk are donating an unmissable major prize to Crowbar’s Music Bingo that you won’t want to miss, so make sure to get in on the action for a chance to win. There’s Crosstalk drink specials, $1 chicken wings and $30 barbecue platters (until sold out) to keep you fueled up for a full day of music and crate digging.
This event is all ages until 7 PM with parent/guardian, and the live music kicks off at 4:30pm. Don’t miss out on a weekend of pure music heaven, brought to you by Crosstalk Records and Crowbar!

Franks Wild Years
Address: 3/2A Raymond Road, Thirroul, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Time: 11am onwards
We’re having a party with bands and DJs, new stock and sale records.
Live music by: ANTENNA, CAMMY CAUTIOUS & THE WRESTLERS, BIG ECHO + TROPICAL STRENGTH + DJ sets by Cherry Cool, Tropical Depression, S.E.S. & Cool Croc.
Antenna is a new Sydney rock’n’roll band fronted by Shogun (Royal Headache).
Cammy Cautious & The Wrestlers, originally from the Blue Mountains, have been playing shows around Sydney, where they’re now based, for the past year. Their lofi EP ‘Sun Drink’ blends fuzzed out garage rock with more softly sung melodic songs, led by Will Cooke and Sarah Joy.
Big Echo is a new wave project by duo Liam (Zipper, Wireheads, Nylex) and Celeste (Zipper, Nylex, Rule of Thirds) from Newcastle/Mulubinba, featuring reverberant dual vocals with moody saxophone, melodic guitar and steadfast synth lines. Local psych pop rockers Tropical Strength return to Franks after releasing a couple new singles.

Hiss & Crackle Records
Address: 18 Council Street Wallsend NSW 2287
Time: Open from 8am
Details: Live Music from 11-5
Private Wives, Baam Bam, Huckleberry, The Tryouts, Lion Island, and Spencer Scott w/ Nikki Clark

Howl & Moan Records
Address: Shop 4/103 Jonson St, Byron Bay, NSW, Australia, New South Wales
Time: Sat April 22nd – 6-10pm
Details: WeEmptyRooms and Howl and Moan Presents an All Ages Record Store Day show!
6.20 – 6.50: Tom’s Daughter
7.00 – 7.40: M.E. Baird
8.00-8.40: DEAD
9.00-10.00: RASH

RPM Records Pty Ltd
Address: 163 Marrickville Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204
Time: 9am to 6pm DJ’s and BBQ from noon.
Details: Just moved to a new fabulous location with a working jukebox and we will be having a BBQ and DJ’s through out the day along with our normal great selection of RSD releases and heaps of great quality regular stock.

The Velvet Fog
Address: 1/76 Bathurst Rd Katoomba NSW 2780
Time: Doors open 0930. Earprojector at 11am and Sick Fizz at 2pm.
Details: Record Store Day is coming to The Velvet Fog on 22 April. We are super excited to have local legends Earprojector kicking off the live music in-store at 11am followed by the best acid flavoured bubblegum punk you will ever hear with Sick Fizz cranking it at 2pm. We will also have plenty of RSD releases on the day. Come along and help celebrate the survival of your local independent music store (in this our 24th birthday month)! 


Address: 17/15 Victoria Avenue, Broadbeach QLD 4218
Time: 12pm
Details: PUMPED to have the lads Peking Duk INSTORE SATURDAY 22nd signing copies of their latest Record Store Day Australia 7” single SPEND IT featuring British indie-pop outfit Circa Waves. Also includes the remake of the iconic Savage Garden hit ‘I Want You’, featuring new vocals from Darren Hayes which masterfully interweaves Peking Duk’s signature production with the sonic deftness of the 1996 OG hit. Lineup early to secure your copy. Open 9AM SHARP, SIGNING FROM 12PM. Choons spinning instore on the decks courtesy of OUCHIEE

Jet Black Cat Music
Address: 72 Vulture St, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Queensland
Event Address: Bunyapa Park – 39 Thomas St & Vulture Street, West End QLD 4101
Time: 11am – Ghost Mutt
12 noon  – BABITHA
Details: This Saturday morn we’ll be plugging in across the road in beautiful Bunyapa Park with our friends Ghost Mutt + BABITHA! Come throw out a picnic rug and spend a couple of hours in this beautiful inner city green space celebrating two wonderful Australian acts that have released records this year as part of our Record Store Day Australia celebrations.

Rockaway Records
Address: 1151 Creek Road, Level 1, Westfield Carindale, Carindale Q 4152
Time: 8am
Details: Rockaway will  open at 8am on Saturday April 22, and you can line up from as early as 5.30am. We hand out goody bags to the first 30 people in line… We also walk down the line before opening taking your wishlist to give those who line up the first opportunity. On the day everyone who makes a vinyl related purchase will go in the draw for a pair of Audio Technica headphones, a $150 vintage vinyl voucher and a vinyl cleaning kit! (Drawn on the day)

Waxx Lyrical + Catalogue Music
Address: 74 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia, Queensland
Time: 12pm – 6pm
Details: Come spend April 22 with us.We’re working hard to make it the best possible day with the best possible range of records, we’re even pulling some rarities from our own collections. And not to mention, Brisbane’s best – Wax On Djs – spinning all day. It’ll be a party alright.


Suffragette Records
Address: 52 Sandy Bay Road, Hobart, TAS, Australia, Tasmania
Time: 2pm
Details: Live in-store performance from by Tassie/lutruwita-based musicians LJ Parks & LUCY


Karma Llama Records
Address: Shop 1/145 Hampton Street Bridgetown WA 6255
Time: 10am-4pm
Details: Karma Llama Records are proud to announce we will be participating in our first RECORD STORE DAY!!
Record Store Day is an annual event worldwide to celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store with a number of records being specifically pressed and released for Record Store Day and only available at your independent record store!!! How awesome is that!!
We have a huge day planned!! Our FREE live music event is on Saturday the 22nd of April 10-4pm. We are so honoured to have Emily Barker, The Stamps and Jack Davies playing throughout the day.
Let’s all come together to celebrate the unique culture of a record store and enjoy the many exclusive RSD releases, hot food and of course giveaways!!


Porch Records
Address: 13 Paringa Avenue, Adelaide, SA, Australia, South Australia
Time: 8am – 2pm
Details: the best day of the year is upon us: record store day is drawing near! thought we’d be cute and do something festive at Summertown Studio. alongside their monthly vintage market, with stalls, workshops, coffee and bagels, we’re going to have some in-store dj’s, some special releases, and might even pop some records on sale. Crazy. next saturday. 8 til 2pm.bloody get down x


Address: 7e Station Street, Frankston VIC 3199
Time: 2pm (Store opens 10am for RSD Releases)
Details: We’re celebrating Record Store Day at ALT-CVLT, with Melbourne’s own HEAVY METAL CHOIR PROJECT.
Rock out with Heavy Choir from 2pm as we encourage you to join us belt out classic heavy metal faves, whilst you check out the RSD Releases that will be available in store only on  that morning, of course we have merch, clothing, collectables and some unique giftware available to!
We can’t miss the opportunity to have a camera out so we will be filming, and the footage may just wind up on our social media channels.Brush up on your lyrics to Iron Maiden’s “Hallowed Be Thy Name” and Metallica’s “One” – and air guitars totally encouraged! Store opens at 10am for those eager to see what we receive as part of Record Store Day, The choir hits the floor at 2pm, so if you are in the area come join your CVLT Crew and fellow metallers and fans of heavy music it’s a fun free event.

Bendigo Vinyl
Address: 333 Hargreaves St, Bendigo VIC 3550
Time: 10am – 5pm
Details: This record store day we are super excited to be offering a range of refurbished Audio Technica turntables, from some of their more popular ranges, for some out of control prices.
This is all part of Audio Technica’s environmental commitments to reduce waste and the best way to do that is to re-use things for their initial purpose. Most of the tables in the program have been returned to a retailer with no fault found, potentially unboxed and used once or twice, if at all. Some other models will have been ex-display, used, or repaired but all are practically new, 100% working tables with all the accessories. They even still come with full warranty!
Each table comes newly packaged with a “Tag Zero” sticker with comments and notes from the technician who checked and approved your new turntable. So if you are interested in getting into Vinyl or you need a new turntable, this record store day we will be offering some heavily discounted turntables as part of this program. There will be limited quantities and will be sold first come first serve in store only on record store day, Saturday, April the 22nd.

Captain Stomp Records
Address: 46 Forest Road, Ferntree Gully, Vic, 3156
Time: 11am to 8pm
Details: Do you love vinyl records? Do you have a collection at home? Fancy giving them a spin at Captain Stomp Records??
Well now you can!! Hosted by Ren from the mighty 3MDR Radio and The Fat Goat HQ, which is being temporarily relocated to Captain Stomp Records, in celebration of the annual Record Store Day.
The Fat Goat’s famous You Goat Vinyl night is switching up gears for Record Store Day on Saturday 22 April 2023 to have an in-store session at Captain Stomp Records from 11am to 8pm.
If you’ve never used a mixer or pro decks before don’t fret. The guys will be on hand to show you everything you need to know. Just sign up to your preferred 20 minute slot and bring your finest selection. On average you’d need around 5 songs.
Bring your mates, and have a browse through the vinyl racks at Captain Stomp Records where there will be a selection of the limited edition vinyl records being released for RSD 2023, and only available in independent record stores.
Saturday 22nd April kicking off from 11 am. It’ll be a cracking day, even if you don’t spin listening to everyone’s tunes

Desert Highways
Address: 715 Plenty Road Reservoir VIC 3073
Time: 2pm (Store open 8am – 5pm)

Dixons Records 
Address: 414 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Address: 101 Railway Road, Blackburn
Address: 237 High Street, Northcote
20% off everything, including new vinyl!

Feminista Vinyl
Address: 134 Nicholson Street Coburg, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Victoria
Time: 11am – 4pm
Details: Next Saturday, folks! Live music all day! Raffles! Games! Discount specials! All welcome, kiddo & doggo friendly! Heaps of stuff other than vinyl too, so come on down. Featuring: False Alarmi, Leticia Keane, Errgos Tin Riches, Xani, and Sylvia Gunn.

Address: 279 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights,Vic 3196
Time: 10am – 5pm
Details: Our annual Record Store Day event takes place on Saturday 22nd April. We’re planning an in-store event with loads of new and used vinyl for sale, exclusive RSD titles, discounted titles and music provided by DJ Brett Wolfie care of Melbourne Record Club spinning your favourite tracks from within Market 3196, 279 Wells Road, Chelsea Heights, Vic 3196.
Loads of onsite parking is available, and Beanheads Coffee Shoppe is operating all day providing your caffeine and fuel necessities. Follow the Event Page to keep up to date with all the exclusive titles that we will have on the day. Hope to see you all there. 

Licorice Pie Records
Address: Collingwood Yards 3, 30 Perry St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Time: Early opening from 10:30am, DJs from 12
Details: We shall be celebrating Record Store Day 2023 with DJs from 12 throughout the afternoon, outside the front of the store in the salubrious surroundings of Collingwood Yards. Featuring Arlo (Melb’s youngest digger), Gus & Claudia (Stroppies), Isobel & Grace (Rack Off Records), Jensen Tjung (Lower Plenty), and Tamsin Hopkinson (Glass Picture). 1000s of bargain LPs, 45s, and CDs, out the front of the shop too!

Natural Selection
Address: 344 Brunswick St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Time: 10am – 6pm
Details: We’ll be holding it down from 10am til 6pm this Saturday alongside the Stable Music family for what is sure to be an excellent celebration of all things vinyl! The already healthy second-hand shelves will be topped up for the occasion alongside limited stock of some select RSD ‘23 releases, exclusive Natty merch and a big store-wide sale to sweeten the deal.Catch a selection of DJs from the Stable Music  roster alongside the Natural Selection heads Charles Eddy & Ed Kent – the tunes cranking so come on down!

Northside Records
Address: 236 Gertrude St, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Time: 9am – 6pm
Details: Record Store Day is a groovy groovy fun packed day that starts off early with specific RECORD STORE DAY RELEASES, we open at 9am. We will be getting in LOADS of funky goodness from all over the world but also have some local heat too from bands that will be playing here later in the day.
Ella Thompson will put out a 7” on our label (only 100 pressed) as will Close Counters doing a 6 track album sampler. We will have this one in special orange (50 copies).
Our friends The Rookies will also perform and have a special orange coloured RSD edition too!
Hope to see you all down at Northside in the day. Live performances will start from 3pm and we will be closed up by 6pm We will have DJs all day long featuring vinylologists MzRizk, Sampology, and Rex.Other specials and prizes and merch and fun will be unveiled in the coming weeks….stay tuned.

OH JEAN Records
Address: 276 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, 3065, Melbourne
Time: 8am
Details: Next Saturday from 8am is Record Store Day. It’s definitely crept up on us this year but fortunately stock has started to land so we are looking alright! Yes there is Taylor Swift! We will be spinning wax all day, coffee will be on as usual per RRIOT HOUSE and there will be some bonus instore only additions. Please stop by and make our 7th RSD our best yet!

Popcultcha Records
Address: 96-98 Ryrie Street, Geelong, VIC, Australia, Victoria
Time: 10am – Daisy Kilbourne + 12pm – Isabella Khalife + 2pm – Hassall 
Details: Who’s keen for RSD 2023?! Come on down to the store this Saturday to grab some awesome records and check out some wicked live music! We can’t wait to have a boogie with you . Exclusive vinyl, live music, and good times. Performances from Daisy Kilbourne, Isabelle Khalife, and Hassall.

Rare Records
Address: 7 Wallace Ave, Point Cook VIC 3030
Time: 9am
Details: Here at Rare Records, we will be doing something very special for Record Store Day.Along with the awesome RSD releases coming out this weekend, we will be having a very special guest gracing us. “I Built The Sky” will be performing selected works from his many releases. We have been fortunate enough to put out some of his music on our label recently and we are very excited that he is coming to spend the arvo with us. There will be some IBTS vinyl releases available here exclusively that he can sign on the day if you wish.Finally will also be offering 20% off our second hand vinyl for the whole weekend.* Soooo, make sure you get down to Rare Records at 7 Wallace Avenue Point Cook, this Saturday from 9am. We look forward to seeing you and having a beer and a with you all! *20% off applies to purchases over $100 and excludes signed vinyl.

Rocksteady Records
Address: Lvl 1 (Upstairs) Mitchell House 358 Lonsdale Street Melbourne VIC 3000
Time: 9AM – 5PM
Details: Live acts: Georgia Fields/Party Pest/Gena Rose Bruce/Private Mountain/Muma Ganoush and DJ sets from DJ Davicé
RSD releases and loads of local vinyl

Soundmerch Real Life Record Store
Address: 64 Oxford Street, Collingwood VIC 3066
Time: Open from 8am / Bands & DJs 12noon – 5pm
Details: RSD @ Soundmerch Real Life Record Store
Featuring Floodlights playing live to celebrate the release of their album ‘Painting Of My Time’.
Live performances by Babyccino & The Great Intelligence plus special guest DJs.
Open from 8am with over 40 RSD exclusive titles available to purchase.
Bands & DJs from 12 noon to 5pm. BBQ in the carpark from 12 noon to 2pm.
Drinks provided by Blackhearts & Sparrows.

The Gospel Whiskey + Paradise Alley
Address: 25 Easey St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Time: 2pm – 12am
Details: In celebration of Record Store Day, we will be hosting a Vinyl After Party with the fine folk at Paradise Alley. Together, we will be hosting a selection of vinyl DJs alongside The Gospel drink specials, plus a whiskey tasting after dark. Music spinning from 2pm-12am with a schedule of vinyl DJ sets curated by Mr Lob, who will close the night with the last set from 10pm-12am.

Union Heights
Address: 136 Chapel Street, Windsor, VIC, Australia, Victoria
Time: 10:30am
Details: RSD23 is almost here and we’re pumped to be showcasing another heavyweight line up of local hip hop artists and DJs. The family friendly event kicks off at 10:30 and features live on the decks: J-RED, DJ WALLZEE, DJ Heata, and Kors Tha Force.
Live performances by Ciecmate, Viliani, and RANGES RC.
Plus, Flu will be instore signing the MONEY RSD release on Milesago.
We’re also featuring a CHARACTERS exhibition by Beathedz. Hope to catch you there!

Wah Wah Records
Address: 196 Smith St, Collingwood VIC 3066
Time: 10am
Details: This Saturday is RSD!!! We will be graced with performances by Madi Leeds and Primitive Future and will have RSD exclusive titles with discounts on others and sales. Doors from 10am

Wax Museum Records
Address: 250 Flinders St (basement), Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Victoria
Time: 10am – 6pm
Details: RSD Releases + over 500 used 12” sale for $10 and under alongside fresh and new imports. Bar open and sets from Dyl Thomas, Ingrid, Discourse, Bonnita, A13, DJ Travisty, Horatio Luna, + Teymori.

White Rabbit Record Bar
Address: 176 Bellair Street, Kensington, Vic, 3031
Time: 11am- 11pm
Details:Twelve hours of DJ fun: 11am -11pm,
Free munchies for crate-diggers
Full Menu all day
Special Cocktails, Mulled Wine or Cider
$5 Yellow dot records
$10 Orange dot Records
20% off CDs
10% off vinyls
Every $10 spent on Music = a ticket in the Raffle