About Being a Stallholder
How to Obtain a Casual Stall Site
Casual stall applications are taken on the morning of the market between 6.15 and 7.15am, opposite the information caravan, which is situated at the entrance to the Market grounds. Priority for casual stalls goes to Byron Shire residents and then residents from the three surrounding shires (Ballina, Tweed and Lismore) who make or grow 100% of the product they sell. Suitable ID will be required (drivers licence & utility account).
All stallholders must have their own Public Liability Insurance policy with a minimum cover of $10 million. A copy of the Certificate of Currency must be produced in order to obtain a stall.
Insurance cannot be purchased on the day at Bangalow Market. Casual sites, if available, are issued at 7.30 am.
How to Obtain a Permanent Stall Site
Permanent stall sites are only issued to Byron, Ballina, Tweed and Lismore shire residents, who make, grow, cook or refurbish the products they are offering for sale. In order to apply for a permanent stall site it is necessary to attend the market as a casual stallholder in order for your product to be verified. Applications for permanent stalls are taken at the information caravan, located near the Market Street entrance between 2 and 3 pm on market days.
The policy concerning permanent stallholders has been developed over time and now reflects the situation for a new stall to enter the market. Within the market there are a number of stallholders who do not reside in the Byron, Ballina, Tweed & Lismore shires and who do not make, grow, cook or refurbish the products they are offering for sale. These stalls are at the market because they had stalls at the market before the current policies were developed. Many of these stalls were foundation stallholders establishing their stall in the 80’s and have contributed to the ultimate success that Bangalow Market has become. Over time a number of stalls have grown to become businesses and shops in Byron Bay and the Byron Arts and Industrial Estate and their continued presence at the market is a testament to their dedication as stallholders. Some of the permanent stallholders have also moved outside of the shire and established businesses in other towns. The rules and regulations have allowed them to continue to be a stallholder at the markets.
We hope this rather detailed explanation overcomes what appears to be an anomaly for those wishing to start a stall at the markets who either live outside of the shires listed, or are selling a product that does not fit the description requirements for a permanent stall.
Please not that the policy stated above is a guideline to assist people who are considering a stall site at Bangalow Market.
The decision to allow a stall to be setup at each and any market is at the discretion of the market manager.
Public Liability Insurance
If you Google "market insurance" you will be given a range of companies that cover stallholders at competitive prices.
Freeman McMurrick – Phone: 02 9253 7709
QUFTA – Phone: 07 3351 1149
These are a few of the ones listed. Most Business Insurance policies can be extended to cover sales at markets.
Stall Site Fees
The current basic stall fee is $30 for craft stalls and $35 for category 1 and 2 food and drink stalls for a 4 metre frontage. Stall site depths vary.
Food Stalls & Drink Stalls
At the moment there is no availability for Category 1 food & drink stalls (cooked or served on site), or Category 2 food stalls (minimal processing on site). If a site were to become available the products must be produced by the stallholder in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shire.
Category 3 food stalls (pre packaged) such as jams, cakes, condiments etc are welcome, subject to being licensed by Byron Shire Council.
All food products must be produced by the stallholder in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shires.
Fruit & Vegetables
Only fruit & vegetables grown in Byron, Ballina, Tweed & Lismore shires are allowed to be sold at the market. A Statutory Declaration is needed for all fruit & vegetable stalls stating that everything offered for sale meets these requirements.
Buskers may perform at suitable locations in the market grounds for a period of no more than 20 minutes in each location. After 20 minutes you may move to another location.
Suitable locations are those where pedestrian access will not be blocked as a result of a crowd gathering to watch or listen to a busker performing.
Market management reserve the right to ask buskers to stop performing as a result of inappropriate behaviour or if access by market goers to stalls and/or exits are blocked as a result of a busker’s performance.
Buskers are not allowed to use any form of sound amplification at the Bangalow Market. (This policy is a part of the Byron Shire Market Policy).