Stallholder FAQs


How do I apply for a stall at the market?

Applications can be found and completed on our website and Facebook page via the link below:



Please ensure you have email friendly quality images of your stock and copies of your insurance policy (if applicable) ready at the time of application. Image/s from your application will be chosen to announce your involvement and promote your business in the market through our media channels.

Note: we have an application cut-off date for each market. This date is specified on the application form itself.

Who can apply for the market?

The Bairnsdale Makers Market is a quarterly indoor market showcasing quality handmade goods created by independent and/or emerging designers and artists in our region. By this, we mean your product/s must be designed, created and/or produced by you.

Please check out our application stallholder criteria for a clear understanding of what we are looking for in applications.

What is the cost for a stall?

Stall costs vary depending on stall size and location. The different options available are listed on our application form ( for you to select from.

Do you have powered sites?

Yes, we have a small number of powered sites available (4 in total). There is an additional $5.00 charge associated with the request of a powered site.

I've applied, what next?

Directly after applying you will receive two forms of confirmation. Firstly a message will be displayed upon submission (please scroll back up to the top to view this feedback), which states your application has been successfully sent. In addition, you will also receive an email advising that your application form has been submitted. Sometimes the Internet chooses to mark our important emails as Spam so please check your junk mail folder. If you do not receive a confirmation you are welcome to contact us to confirm that your application has been received.

BMM provides a timeline for each step in the application process per each market. This information is specified on the application form (

All application results and correspondence is sent directly to applicants via email, so it is imperative that your supplied email address is current.

Check out our application flowchart below for a brief outline on what will happen once you have submitted an application:


If I have previously been a stall holder at the BMM, do I get preference for future market?

We open up the applications per market and allow EVERY SINGLE CREATOR the opportunity to apply for a stall. This ensures a fair playing field for everyone, as we believe that is how markets should be run. All creators deserve equal opportunity to trade with us and to give preferential treatment would be unfair. Participation in previous markets does not guarantee selection in the future. We prefer the markets to appear fresh to our customers, and we like to offer unique and new experiences with each event. Therefore, it is beneficial in your application, to show how your work is developing, and the new products or designs you are creating.

How can I be notified of future markets?

All past stall holders are added to our mailing list and will be sent an email once applications for future markets open up. Alternatively, you can ‘like’ and follow our Facebook page or join our mailing list!

Do I need public and product liability insurance?

It is preferable (but not essential) that stallholders hold their own Product and Public Liability insurance.

If you do have your own insurance you will need to send a copy of your insurance policy to us, either upon application or via mail or email, prior to the event. Stallholders who hold their own insurance will receive a $5.00 discount off their stall fees once we receive a copy of your policy. There are limited spaces available for people who do not have their own insurance.

The BMM event insurance is held with One Underwriting Pty Ltd, with a cover of $10,000,000.00 for public liability. This insurance does not cover any products, tables, chairs or props.

Please note: for stallholders selling electrical goods, teething and silicone jewellery, ‘teething’ products, beauty products including: cosmetics, soaps, fragrances, essential oils that you have manufactured, re-packaged, re-labelled or re-branded must have both product and public liability. A current copy of your certificate of currency specifying market stall/trade exhibitor cover must be included with your application.

Do I need credit card/EFT facilities?

No, however it is highly advantageous to have these facilities available. Two of the most popular payment gateways at the market are Square reader and PayPal here.

Can I share your social media posts to my followers so they know I am attending your market?

YES, certainly, and you would be doing both yourself and us a massive favour in doing so! Share, share & share some more.

Your Stall

What do I need to bring?

As a stallholder, you will be allocated a stall space based on the selection you made on your application form. You are required to supply all items relevant to your stall selection, whether it be a marquee, tables, chairs, racks, props, etc.

Please note: if you select the outdoors marquee option, you will need to bring along appropriate weights, as pegs cannot be used.

What does my stall fee go towards?

The stall fees go towards covering venue hire, insurance costs, advertising, promotional material, printing, the list goes on.

Please note: stall fees are non-negotiable and non-refundable.

What happens if I need to cancel my stall?

If you need to cancel your application before approval stage, you may email us to let us know and we will remove your application from our database.

If you need to cancel your stall last minute, you will need to contact the BMM Committee to advise us of this on: 0490 341 053

Can I put things in front of my stall?

Yes, you can, so long as you stay within your allocated stall space and the designated walkways are kept clear.

What if I decide I need more space and want to book a bigger stall?

If we have space available, you can certainly contact us to ask for extra space however you will be charged for the additional space. You would need to contact us via or 0490 341 053 to enquire. Please do so at the very least, one week prior to the upcoming market.


What time can we begin set up?

The venue opens and set up commences at 7.00am (6.30am for the December market). It is your responsibility to be there on time and be set up and ready to trade when the market starts. Doors will close at 8am (7.30am for the December market) for a briefing by the committee and then re-open to the public at 8.30am (8.00am for the December market).  The car parks directly out the front of the hall are to only be used as a drop off point for stock and then cars must be moved. Prior feedback has been that these car parks are not available for customer’s use, so there will be a committee member on watch to ensure all cars are moved after uploading. We ask all stallholders not to park within 200 metres of the hall. You can move your car to the BARC carpark or netball courts. Parking is NOT permitted on the school oval or between the hall and school building.

What time is pack up?

Pack up does not commence until 1.30pm (2.00pm for December market). You are not permitted to pack up anytime earlier than this unless advised to or approved by a committee member.

If special circumstances occur such as an emergency, which requires you to leave, please speak with a committee member prior to packing up. If the event is still busy at the planned closing time, event organisers reserve the right to allow for an additional hour of trading.

I want to be placed near my friend at the market, can this happen?

There is a section on our application form for special needs or requests and requests like this can be entered into this section. Where possible, we endeavour to meet your requirements and special needs however we cannot guarantee that they will be fulfilled.