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 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.
Stallholder entry times for the markets are as follows:
Saturday Fresh Market
Bump In: 3:15am to 5:30am
Bump Out: 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Sunday Discovery Market
Bump In: 3:45am to 5:30am
Bump Out: 12:15pm to 2:00pm
Bump in and out times are strictly observed. If you arrive after 5:30am we are unable to let you in to the market to setup. When attending the markets please ensure you leave the site by the required time.
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.
If you are wanting to hold a food stall, Brisbane MarketPlace requires all licensing to be current. Hot food stalls will also require Public Liability Insurance.
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 onsite with plants. Brisbane MarketPlace has been approved by Bio Security 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).
• Plants are not to be stored onsite 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 Saturday Fresh Market requires all Stallholders to use a gazebo.
Gazebos are optional for standard stalls at the Sunday Discovery Market. 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.
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.
This option is available at the Sunday Discovery Market only. We recommend pre-booking a stall as there are many more options and you are guaranteed a stall position on the day.