Frequently Asked Questions

Stallholder FAQ's

How do I become a Stallholder at the Markets?


All new Stallholders must first complete an online Application Form here Applications are not taken over the phone. At certain times of the year, please allow up to 2 weeks for your Application to be reveiwed. Ensuring that all of your details are filled in correctly will assist us greatly and speed up your Application process. More information about trading at our Markets can be found in our FAQ's & Terms & Conditions




How do you decide which Stalls are accepted?


We decide if a n applican is successful based on their product, if it is unique and if the product is not alreadyy represented at the market. Successful Applicants will be notified if their product suits the particular market they have applyed for. If the exact same product is already being sold at the market (or if we already have enough stalls selling a similar type of product), then we may advise that you have been unsuccessful on this occaion. We have permanent, casual, fortnightly, monthly and seasonal schedules.




How much does it cost to trade at the Markets?


Stall costs depend upon which market you're applying for, size of your site and the type of product being sold. Pricing for all markets can be found here




When will I be notified if my Application has been successful?


We always try to review all Applications as swiftly as possible. At certain times of the year however, you might need to allow up to 2 weeks (maximum) for a reply. Typically though, the reply is quicker. Reply will be provided via the email address on your application form, so please ensure that it is correct.




Will the Markets be cancelled if bad weather is forecast?


Our Marketd are all weather markets; rain, hail or shine! Therefore, it is important that you ensure you have the correct equipment to protect your stall and product. We cannot be held responsible for any damage to stock incurred as a result of adverse weather. In the event of an ‘extreme weather' warning being issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, it is possible that the market may be cancelled if it is deemed unsafe to trade. As weather differs greatly across Sydney and forecasts are oftern wrong. We suggest that you be at the market location at the start of set-up time. A decision is usually made regarding the weather and if it doesnt permit the market to go ahead.I If the market proceeds, any stall holders not present may lose their stall fee if they do not attend and decide to not trade.




Can I bring my vehicle on site to unload?


Note: Lane Cove Makers Market does not allow vehicles in the market area. You are required to park vehicle & unload and transport all your equipment to your stall space. At The Beaches Market & Palm Beach Market you are able to drive your vehicle to your designated stall space to unload all equipment. Vehicles are given a short time to quickly unload then immediately remove vehicle and park in the designated stallholder parking areas. ONce vehicle is removed you can begin setting up your stall. Setting up your stall with your vehicle still in the market area is not permitted.




Do you provide parking for Stallholders?


At Warriewood and Palm Beach Markets, we have designated stallholder parking areas. However, under no circumstances are Stallholders permitted to park their vehicles anywhere other than these designated areas. This is to ensure as many parking spaces as possible are kept available for customers attending the market. Note: a charge of $25.00 may be added to your stall fee if a stallholder vehicle is found to be parked in a customer parking area. We appreciate your co-operation in this regard. RE: Lane Cove Makers Market. There is no designated Stallholder parking area at Lane Cove. Further details on where to park, including a location map, will be issued with your acceptance email. We strongly advise that you familiarize yourself with all details fully before arriving at the market.




Will I be allocated a stall position in advance?


We do not provide maps of stall locations or individual stall numbers to Stallholders prior to Market day. A Manager Manager will direct you to your stall site on arrival. Please ensure you provide the StallName you entered on the Application Form to the Market Manager when asked. We have always found this to be the most efficient process. It also allows us to reallocate stallholders on arrival should other traders not turn up or cancel last minute. We will also, as best we can, try to accomodate stall location requests on the day, i.e. out of the sun etc.




What is your Cancellation Policy?


We normally require 48 hours cancellation notice prior to the commencement of the market. This allows us to provide another stall holder on the Wait List with sufficient notice to attend. If you provide us with sufficient notice, and we find a replacement, we are more likely to provide you with credit and to offer you an alternative date to attend. This is at our discretion. No credit will be issued if you fail to attend or if you cancel on the day of the market. Reasons for cancelling are also taken into consideration when issuing credits. If you are cancelling within 48 hours of the commencement of the market please CALL 0452 446556 . If you cancel on the morning of the market CALL 0452 446556, it will still give us the opportunity to re-organize stalls to fill gaps on the day and/or contact a stall on the waitlist who can attend at last minute. In this event, it will be noted that you have notified us of your inability to attend. We always appreciate you keeping us informed.




Can I hand out flyers at the Markets?


If you have a stall at the market you are able to have flyers/leaflets/phamphlets on display at your stall to be provided to interested customers. Alternatively, suggest customers take a picture of your information or follow your social media. We have placed Promotional Only stalls on hold until further notice. IMPORTANT: We do not NOT allow leaflets to be distributed outside the confines of your stall and NEVER place on parked cars. The Council deems this as littering (for which significant fines may be imposed). Most unwanted leaflets distributed in this way are typically dumped in bins or discarded on the ground.




What time should I arrive to set up?


Bump-in times normally start from 6:30-7.00am (depending on the market you are attending). Once approved, you will receive an email with full details of arrival times and the bump-in procedure. All vehicles must be out of the market area 30 minutes before Market opening time. Stallholders arriving late will need to walk in their equipment as vehicle access is not permitted after this cut-off time.




When can I bring in my vehicle in to bump out?


Vehicle are not permitted to enter the market area until 10 minutes after official market closing time. Do not pack everything down until the end of the market's trading hours. Only at the end of official trading hours can vehicles be brought back into the market. As a courtesy to other traders, and to help minimize vehicle congestion, you may only bring your vehicle back into the market after your stall has been fully packed down and ready to be loaded. If you sell out early? Congratulation! Use this as a chance to further promote your product for the next time you attend. Have information availabke about your product, social media links and alternative ways/places that customers can purchase your product.




What size are the stall spaces?


The Beaches Market & Palm Beach Market: Stalls sites are 3×3 metre spaces. Stalls requiring additional space will be charged an additional stall fee for each extra/part extra stall space they may require. Multiple stall spaces may not always be available. You may bring a smaller Gazebo/Umbrella but not larger unless authorisation has been given by Market Managers. Lane Cove Makers Market: Stall spaces are 2.4mx2.4m. Market Manager may authorise a 3mx3m space but this needs to be confirmed prior to attending.




Do I need Insurance to trade at the Markets?


Yes. To trade at our Markets, all Stallholders are required to have a Public Liability Insurance Certificate ($10 Million AUD minimum). If you do not have Insurance, we can provide temporary cover (to a limited number of traders) at an additional cost of $20.00 per market. You cannot trade without Insurance. NB: Many companies offer Public Liability Insurance for Stallholders. Always select a policy which best suits your individual needs. Although not compulsory to trade at the Markets, consideration should also be given to having Product Liability Insurance. If, for example, you are selling products that could potentially cause damage to a person/person's property, i.e. food, drink, cosmetics, skincare, furniture, cleaning products etc, it might be advisable to think about having Product Liability Insurance.




Can I hire tables or gazebos from you?


We prefer all Stallholders to have their own equipment. This MUST include weights/pegs for securing your gazebo at all times. You should also ensure that your gazebo is adequately weather-proofed to protect your stock in the event of inclement weather conditions. We do have a limited number of gazebos, weights, tables, and floor mats available for hire. Hire of any equipment needs to be confirmed and organised at least 3 days prior to market day to ensure it is available.




Is electricity available at the Markets?


Limited power is available at our markets. If you do require power, it MUST be pre-arranged and included on your Application. NB: not all spaces have access to power. A charge will be added to your Invoice depending on how much power you require. Be aware that if there is no charge for power listed on your Invoice, then you may not have access to power on the day. To avoid disappointment, please ensure that if you require power you complete your Application correctly. Heating urns, pie warmers,Kettles and bain-marie are not permitted at the Markets. Please always check that your equipment is allowed prior to attending. All electical equipment is required to be TAGGED.





Visitor FAQ's

What dates are the Markets held?


The Beaches Market at Warriewood is held Friday's from 8.00am-12.30pm. The Market runs all year round but closes over the Christmas & New Year period. These close dates will be displayed on website and sociall media. Palm Beach Markets operate all year round on the 4th Sunday of the month. Opening times are from 9.00am-3.00pm. Please note that dates may change during the months of November and December. This website & social media will advise of any revised dates closer to the time. Lane Cove Makers Market are held on the 3rd Sunday of the month from 9.00am-3.00pm. The Market runs all year round exceptit is CLOSED in. More information can be found out about each market by clicking the links on our Home Page




Can I bring my dog to the market?


The Beaches Market currently does not permit dogs to be walked around the market area. However, we do have a 'Dog Parking Area' where dogs are monitored, have shade from the sun and access to drinking water. This facility has been set up for your convenience whilst you shop but we politely request that dogs are not left for more than 1 hour. Any disruptive dog, or dogs that bark excessively will have their owners called to collect them. Dogs are permitted at both Palm Beach and the Lane Cove Makers Market but must be kept on a short leash to avoid tripping anyone and monitored to ensure they do not urinate on stalls.




Do you have a Lost & Found department?


Yes. It is located at the First Aid Tent. Any lost property can be handed in or collected from here. Wherever possible, we try our best to reunite lost property with its owner on the same day. Any found item of particular value will be held until the end of market and then handed to the police. Items such as clothing or other items of lesser value are kept for up to 3 months then handed over to charity if unclaimed.




Will the Markets be cancelled if bad weather is forecast?


The Markets are All Weather Markets. However, in the event of any ‘extreme weather' warnings being issued by the Bureau of Meteorology, it is possible that the market could be cancelled under conditions where it's deemed unsafe for the public to attend. We will notify on Social Media if the markets have been cancelled.




Am I allowed to distribute leaflets at the market or at market entrances?


No, we do not allow leaflets to be distributed at our markets unless you have a stall. Leaflets are not allowed to be placed on parked cars. It should be noted that most leaflets distributed in these 2 ways are typically dumped in bins or discarded on the ground. If you do want to hand out flyers, leaflets, and other promotional material in the correct way, the Markets offer a limited number of official promotion stands within the market itself. Please enquire by contacting the Markets directly. CURRENTLY PROMOTIONAL STALLS ARE ON HOLD DUE TO COVID.