The Queen Victoria Market (generally called the Queen Vic Markets or the Queen Vic, and locally as '"Vic Market"') is a critical development in Melbourne, Australia, and at around seven hectares (17 areas of area) is the greatest outside business division in the Southern Hemisphere. The Market is tremendous to Melbourne's lifestyle and legacy and has been recorded on the Victorian Heritage Register. The Market is named after Queen Victoria who administered the British Empire, from 1837 to 1901. The Queen Victoria Market is the principle surviving nineteenth century market in the Melbourne central business zone. There were once three significant markets in the Melbourne CBD, yet two of them, the Eastern Market and Western Market, both opened before the Queen Victoria, close in the 1960s. It moreover shapes part of a basic get-together of surviving Victorian markets which fuses the internal provincial Prahran Market and South Melbourne Market.