Video has emerged of a viscous brawl inside the Elizabeth Shopping Centre which was witnessed by young children and their parents.

Two men are seen throwing wild punches before one picks up a bin lid and uses it as a weapon, appearing to strike the other man with it while he is on the ground with his back turned.

The brawl happened at 4.30pm on Tuesday afternoon and was filmed by shoppers at the Target checkout.

It is even safe to take our kids to the shops any more without them having to witness something like this?!