About Being a Stallholder
How to obtain a CASUAL STALL SITE at Bangalow Market under COVID 19 restrictions
Casual stall sites will only be available for stallholders who register before the market, but registration will not be a guarantee of a stall site.
Registrations for the July 2021 market on July 25th will be taken at the Show office (in the showground next to the A&I Hall in Station Street, Bangalow) between 10am-12pm on Tuesday 20th & Thursday 22nd July.
- Casual stall applications are taken during the week leading up to the Bangalow Market at the Show Office opposite the A&I Hall. Please check the website monthly for the dates and times for these applications. We no longer do casual stallholder registration on the morning of the market.
- Priority for casual stalls goes to Byron Shire residents and then residents from the surrounding shires (Ballina, Tweed and Lismore), who make or grow 100% of the product they sell.
- Only food that is made or grown in Byron and the three surrounding shires is permitted.
- A driver’s license is the preferred ID. All stallholders must have their own Public and product 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.
- Stallholders will need to sign a COVID-19 Compulsory Requirements and Best Practice Guidelines agreement.
- Those stallholders who require a Covid-19 Safety Plan must provide a copy when applying for a stall. The stallholders who require a COVID-19 Safety Plan include those selling any food products, beauticians, therapists, massage therapists, tattoo (henna) artists, hairdressers, face painters and any workshop type activities.
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. We are currently not taking permanent stall applications from clothing or jewellery stalls. 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.
- A driver’s license is the preferred ID. 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. Stallholders who require a COVID-19 Safety Plan must give a copy to management when applying for a permanent stall.
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.
Public Liability Insurance
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Most Business Insurance policies can be extended to cover sales at markets.
Stall Site Fees
The current basic stall fee is $40 for craft stalls and $50 for category 1 and 2 food and drink stalls for a 4 metre frontage. Stall site depths vary. Please have exact money so that no change is required. ,p>
Food and Drink Stalls
At the moment there is no availability for Category 1 food and drink stalls (made or served on site) or Category 2 food and drink stalls (minimal processing on site). Category 3 food stalls (pre packed) such as jams, cakes, condiments etc are welcome, subject to being licensed by Byron Shire Council. A COVID-19 Safety Plan is required.
All food products must be produced by the stallholder in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shires.
Fruit and Vegetables
Only fruit and vegetables grown in Byron, Ballina, Tweed and Lismore shires are allowed to be sold at the market. Fruit and vegetable stalls require a NSW Retail and Grocery COVID-19 Safety Plan.
Busker Policy No buskers or musicians will be allowed during Covid 19 restrictions.
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).
CONDITIONS FOR ALL STALLHOLDERS (Updated October 2020)
MARKET MANAGEMENT RESERVES THE RIGHT TO EXPEL ANY STALL HOLDER FOR FAILING TO COMPLY WITH ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS.
- Casual stall applications are taken during the week leading up to the Bangalow Market at the Show Office opposite the A&I Hall. Please check the website monthly for the dates and times for these applications as this may change at any time.
- All stall holders must have a current public and product liability insurance policy with a minimum cover of $10,000,000. No stall holder will be allowed to trade at the market without proof of this cover.
- If you require a Covid-19 Safety Plan you must provide a copy to management.
- Please unload & move your vehicle from the stall area before setting up.
- All signs, stock and tent pegs must be kept within stall site boundaries.
- All stall holders must leave their site rubbish free and take home with them their packing materials, plant boxes, empty cartons and cooking oil containers. Other waste must be separated into the appropriate bin or taken home at the end of the day.
- All permanent stall holders must occupy their site by 7.30am, trade until 2pm during the winter and until 3pm during the NSW daylight saving period.
- If you are unable to attend a market please email: email@example.com a week before the market if possible, as we start to allocate casual stall sites on the Monday before the market.
- Stall sites will be forfeited after two non-advised absences. Missed markets will incur a $5 holding fee if notification is before 6pm on the Saturday before the market, otherwise the holding fee is $10. Food and Drink stalls will incur a full site fee as the holding fee if your intended absence is not advised by 6pm on the Thursday prior to the market.
- The basic site fee is $40 per stall site and $50 for category 1 and 2 Food and Drink stalls.
- Stall holders must have their stall fee ready for payment by 10am. Please have the correct money so that no change is required.
Stall sites are not transferable and new permanent sites will only be offered to those who make, refurbish or grow their own product and live in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shires.
- Stallholders wishing to add new products to their stall must firstly email the Market Manager and obtain approval before introducing the new product(s).
- If you plan to sell your stall market management must be notified and a FOR SALE sign placed on your stall. The purchaser must live in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shires and be introduced to the Market Manager. At the time of sale the stall may be moved to another site.
- Only fruit and vegetables grown in Byron, Ballina, Lismore and Tweed shires may be sold at the Bangalow market.
- All stallholders must adhere to COVID-19 Compulsory Requirements and Best Practice Guidelines.
- Inappropriate behavior by stallholders, including threatening or aggressive behavior, directed towards staff, other stallholders or members of the public, is not permitted.
FOOD & DRINK STALLS
- These sites are limited (a waiting list exists) and Cat 1,2 & 3 Food and Drink stallholders must reside in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shires and be licensed by Byron Shire Council. A copy of the Council Permit and your COVID-19 Safety Plan must be readily accessible on your stall at all times. COVID-19 Compulsory Requirements and Best Practice Guidelines must be adhered to at all times.
- The primary component of Cat 1&2 items must be created by the stallholder.
- Cat 3 items must be made or grown in Byron, Ballina, Lismore or Tweed shires and are pre-wrapped and bottled foods and fruit and vegetable items.
- Food stalls must use compostable products for all food that is to be consumed at the market.