What you need to know
Before you start
We love hearing from farmers, producers and artisans who are interested in joining our Gold Coast markets, and we’ll try and make everything as simple as possible for you to apply to become a stallholder.
However, before you get started, there are some important things to note. Firstly, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all laws and regulations, including food handling and food safety regulations. You will also need to have current public liability insurance.
If you would like to sell at one of our farmers’ markets, you will need to ensure that you are:
- A farmer or home gardener and you grow, produce, raise or catch your own produce; or
- A small business specialising in gourmet produce (including but not limited to artisan cheese or boutique bread) that you have made yourself (with love!).
You may, in some instances, be allowed to sell produce obtained from producers in your district or from producers who you have a long-standing or ongoing business relationship with, but only with our written consent.
However, you must not purchase produce from another market or wholesaler. Any stallholder who is found to purchase produce from a wholesale supplier or market will be asked to leave. You must submit an application form prior to trading, plus a payment of two weeks’ stall fees (Bond) and any other mandatory fees.
You agree to attend for at least 13 consecutive weeks in order to establish a business. After the Initial Term of 13 weeks, two weeks’ written notice must be given to management to leave the market. The Bond will be applied to the last two weeks’ stall fees (i.e. weeks 14 and 15).
Print out the forms below and use our handy checklist to ensure you’ve completed the right forms and ticked all the necessary boxes so that we can consider your application to become a stallholder at our Gold Coast markets.
Once you lodge the online form with us, we’ll be in contact within three working days to let you know how your application is progressing.
- Read the stallholder information above
- Read the FAQs
- Print and read the Terms and Conditions
- Copy your Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency
- Ensure you comply with all relevant laws and regulations and the Australian Food Safety Standards
- Complete the online application form and submit with photos of your products
For your information
This is an application form only and does not guarantee a place at any market. The Market Co. GC will contact you to confirm whether you have been successful in your application to be a stallholder within three days. The Market Co. GC may accept or refuse any application at its absolute discretion.
Please ensure you understand the Terms and Conditions and all other requirements prior to lodging your application. Our checklist is a handy tool to ensure you have ticked all the boxes.I understand the requirements