Stallholder FAQ’s

All prospective traders must first complete the on-line application form on the website. Bookings or applications are not done over the phone. Once the form is completed and sent we will decide if the product suits the market, if space is available etc…

Stalls are selected if we feel they suit the market, the product is not already being sold at the market or we already have enough of that kind of product.

Stall costs are displayed on the application form page of the website.

It can take anything up to 2 weeks but may be much quicker.

The market always trades, rain, hail or shine. Please make sure you bring weather proofing to protect your stock on bad weather days. In the rare circumstance of a ‘Severe weather warning’ being issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the area where the market is to be held and trading would be dangerous, then it could be possible the market is called off.

Usually yes (except Lane Cove Makers Market) just to unload. Vehicles are given a short time to unload and leave. Do not set up your stall with your vehicle still in the market area.

We have an area for the stallholder vehicles nearby (except Lane Cove Makers Market). Details of this as well as a location map is supplied to you with your acceptance email, please read it in entirety before turning up at the market. Stallholder vehicles must under no circumstances park anywhere but the designated stallholder parking area. This is to keep available as much parking as possible for customers hoping at the market. A charge of $25 may be added to you stall fee if a vehicle used by a stallholder or worker on a stall is parked anywhere but the designated stallholder parking area.

It is best to book a few weeks in advance but some places may become available last minute.

We will show you to your position when you arrive on the morning of the market. We do not provide a map for stallholders or provide information on positions before the market day.

If you are ill, your vehicle brake down, slept in or have any other reason for not turning up on a day you have booked a place you must call one of the numbers on the website to inform us you will not be turning up.

Absolutely not! This causes littering and a fine may be levied by the Council ranger as a result.

Once approved to trade you will receive an email with your approximate arrival time. Please allow travel enough time to get through busy traffic to arrive in good time. The latest time you can drive to your stall spot is 45 mins before market opening time. All vehicles must be out of the market area half an hour before market opening time. Traders arriving late will have to walk their stall in or be turned away while still injuring the stall cost.

No vehicle may enter the market area until 10 minutes after the market closing time. Vehicles may only be brought into the market area once you have packed down your stall and are ready to load it.

All stalls are 3×3 meters. A stall larger than this will be charged a full stall fee for each extra or part of extra stall space they occupy. Multiple stall spaces may not be available and need to be applied for.

No, we do not allow packing down of stalls until the end of the market day. If you have sold out early leave your stall in place and put up a signs saying something like “Sold out, see you next time”.

Yes, all stallholders need personal liability insurance of at least $20 million to trade at markets. If you do not have insurance we can provide a limited number of traders cover for the day for an extra cost of $10 per market.

No equipment is provided by the market. Stallholders must bring everything with them including flooring, weatherproofing, weights and pegs.

Limited power is available but this must be arranged while booking your space and a charge added to you invoice depending on what is to be plugged in. Certain items may not be used at the market such as heating urns, pie warmers and bain maries. These things draw too much power for the generators we use.

Customer’s FAQ

All information on market days and times is on the website.

It is a Council rule that dogs are not allowed within 10 meters of food stalls. There is a mix of food and non food stalls throughout the market so the general rule is no dogs in the market area. If you must bring you dog with you we have created a ‘Dog parking area’ where there is some shade, water and usually (but not always) someone to keep and eye on them. This is not a dog sitting service and there is no responsibility accepted for your dog while left in the ‘Dog Parking Area’. We ask you to not leave your dog for more than an hour and disruptive dogs will not be allowed to be left there.

If items are lost at the market, contact a market manager on the day, leave your contact details and if the item you have lost is handed in we will contact you.

Absolutely not! This causes littering and a fine may be levied by the Council ranger as a result.

The market always trades, rain, hail or shine. In the rare circumstance of a ‘Severe weather warning’ being issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for the area where the market is to be held and trading would be dangerous, then it could be possible the market is called off.