Got a burning question about being a Stallholder at the Saturday Fresh Market? You’ll find all the answers here!

The Saturday Fresh Market reopens on Saturday, 26 February 2022 and then will be open each weekend from 6am to 12 noon.

It can be daunting starting a new Market stall from scratch. Ensure you are across any Brisbane City Council Market stall licensing requirements. We recommend coming to the Markets as a customer to see the lay of the land.

Once you are ready to book, or if you’d like to speak someone for more information, phone our office on (07) 3915 4277 and one of our team will be happy to assist you.

The Saturday Fresh Market is open every Saturday from 6am to 12 noon.

The Market is located at 385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea.

Stall sizes are available in a variety of sizes starting from 3 m x 3 m spaces.

Saturday Fresh Market stall terms are one month with payment required one month in advance.

Saturday Fresh Market – start from $50.

To apply for a stall to trade at the Saturday Fresh Market click here.

Stall fees are due on the last trading weekend of the month. A Tax Invoice will be emailed directly to your nominated email address monthly.

For casual stall bookings, payment is required upon booking.

Monthly Stallholders should refer to their invoice for payment methods and due dates.

Yes, Public Liability Insurance for a minimum coverage amount of $10 million is required for all Dine in Food Vendors and any Stallholder who stores equipment or product on site.

No, from time to time Brisbane MarketPlace may change the layout of the Market.  As a result of this a Stallholder is not committed to one stall location within the site and may be required to relocate.

No Stallholder at Brisbane MarketPlace has exclusivity over a particular product or service.

Stallholder entry times for the Market are as follows:

Saturday Fresh Market
Bump in:  3.15 to 5am
Bump out: 12.15 to 2pm

Bump in and out times are strictly observed. If you arrive after 5.30am we are unable to let you into the Market to setup.  When attending the Markets please ensure you leave the site by the required time and not before.

Stallholders who require more time to set up may apply for an Early Bird Access Card, contact us on (07) 3915 4277 for more information.

The Saturday Fresh Market offers a huge selection of fruit and vegetables, quality meats, poultry and seafood, fresh cut flowers, breads and baked goods, gourmet and deli lines, a huge range of indoor and outdoor plants, homewares and lifestyle products.

Stallholder parking is available. Parking a vehicle in the stall area is subject to Brisbane MarketPlace approval and stall area allocation.

Additional undercover Stallholder parking is available, please refer to the map here.

All the stalls are undercover for the comfort of Market customers and Stallholders.

The Saturday Fresh Market goes ahead rain, hail or shine and the whole market site is undercover.

In the event of extreme weather, we may close the venue to ensure the safety of our guests and Stallholders. If this occurs we will advise the closure on our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram) and on our website.

The Market is open rain, hail or shine. Unfortunately we cannot offer refunds or credits if you choose not to attend due to wet weather.

Bookings are valid for the date of the booking only. Non (or late) attendance means that any fees paid for the stall are forfeited.

We receive a high volume of Stallholder applications and unfortunately not every application to trade can be accommodated at our Market.

No, there will not be any permanent structures or setup. Stallholders will be required to set up and pack down each Market day.

Yes, electricity is available at the Market.  Be sure to add this requirement to your application.

All electrical items must be tested and tagged by a licenced electrical contractor.

Yes, Stallholders can hire a 240L bin for the disposal of any general waste.  A cardboard recycling service is also available.

Grey water disposal is available with two disposal points on the Market site and cooking oil disposal is available across the road at the old Market site, see Brisbane MarketPlace staff members for details.

The Saturday Fresh Market requires all Stallholders to use a gazebo or marquee. Brisbane MarketPlace does not hire gazebos out to Stallholders, so if you require one for your stall please ensure you bring it to the Market.

Trestle tables may be hired for use at the Saturday Fresh Market but are available in limited quantities.

Gazebos are not available for hire from Brisbane MarketPlace.

Stallholders must remove all equipment from the site at the conclusion of the Market each week.

Stallholders may only affix signage in their immediate stall area, to their own equipment and structures. Signage must not be attached to the concrete columns, roadway or roof structure.

Many food products require a Brisbane City Council Temporary Food Stall Licence. Visit www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/laws-permits/laws-permits-businesses/food-business-licences/starting-new-food-business/market-food-stall for more information about Brisbane City Council requirements.

All licensable food businesses in Queensland must also have a Food Safety Supervisor. The certifications of the nominated supervisor must be presented at the time of applying. To learn more about Food Safety Training, click here.

When food is being prepared on Market premises, a food licence and food handling certificate must be provided. If you do not have these certifications, these can be acquired from Brisbane City Council. If you do not have these documents upon making your application to us and are approved, you will be required to provide these documents before commencing trade.

Food stalls require flooring, a gazebo with weights and fire safety equipment. Additionally, all electrical items must be tested and tagged, and all temporary food stall guidelines and provisions must be complied with to maintain a stall with Brisbane MarketPlace.

A sample menu outlining the types of food being served, along with images that reflect your stall set-up including professional signage with a gazebo, must accompany the application.

Please note that the sale of beverages (hot or cold) is not permitted at the Market.

Because Rocklea is a high risk suburb for fire ants, there are certain steps we must follow before a person can trade on site with plants. Brisbane MarketPlace has been approved by Biosecurity QLD to allow Stallholders to trade with high risk items (potted plants, mulch, soils, turf etc.) under a new permit.

With the new permit there are now new conditions which stallholders must comply with.
All stallholders must:

  • submit an application online;
  • be approved to trade by Brisbane MarketPlace;
  • complete a Plant Declaration Form;
  • be able to provide “proof of source” (where the plants are grown); and
  • plants are not to be stored on site for more than a 24-hour period.

For more information, please phone (07) 3915 4277.

Legitimate brand-name products are welcome in the Market. Brisbane MarketPlace has a strict policy preventing sellers from offering counterfeit goods for sale. Officers from the Department of Commerce frequently visit the Market to ensure stalls are compliant. Non-compliant stalls can face legal repercussions and will be barred from trade.

The use of generators is not permitted due to noise and fume production.

Brisbane MarketPlace is a no smoking site. Cigarettes and smoking products are not permitted inside the stall boundaries.

No, the Saturday Fresh Market only takes pre-booked stalls.