FAQs

How do I apply for a stall at The Village Markets?
Simply complete the online application form, providing as much detail as possible.

What are the stall fees?
Stalls fees are listed here.

I've applied, what next?
After applying, you'll receive email confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not receive confirmation, we haven't received your application.  Please allow up to 14 days to receive a response.

I've been a TVM stall holder before, but cannot access the portal?
If it's been more than one months since you lasted attended TVM, you will need to re-apply by completing the online application form.

What do I need to bring as a Stall Holder?
As a stall holder, you'll get an allocated stall space (standard size is 3x3m with larger sizes available upon request) and you're required to supply suitable shelter from the elements in the form of a marquee, plus 4x20kg weights for your marquee, any tables and racks you require to display your products. We recommend OzTrail marquees for Queensland weather.

Do you have equipment for hire?
Yes! TVM has a selection of 3x3m marquees and sets of 20kg weights for hire. You can hire these items when booking your stall.

Do you have powered sites?
Unfortunately TVM does not offer powered stall sites. All stalls, including food stalls, must supply their own silent generator.

When can I apply for a stall at The Village Markets?
Applications close two weeks prior to the next market date. Please only apply if you're ready to attend TVM within one month. Once you're accepted, you must attend one market per month (at either location/dependent on acceptance terms).

How long will it take for my application to be considered?
Applications take approximately 14 days to process.

What can I sell at TVM? 
Design products including fashion, accessories, art, photography, design, homewares and vintage items including clothing accessories and homewares. There are also a limited number of Jumble stalls available for second hand, top quality designer items. Food stalls may sell ready to eat food items (no take home teas, breads, jams, bliss balls, chutneys etc).

Can I share a stall? 
Stalls may co-share a stall space, upon the receipt of individual, approved applications must be received, clearly noting sharing intentions and both applications must be accepted. Stall fees are not shared.

Can I attend one or alternate markets on a casual basis?
All stall holders are entitled to one trial market, thereafter, stall holders must commit to a minimum of one market at either location per month. TVM does not offer stalls on a casual basis. This ensures that customers can expect to find their favourite stalls at TVM regularly.

What are the alternatives to plastic bags?
TVM is a plastic bag-free event. Please provide paper or ideally, reusable bags to your customers. You can also purchase TVM totes from TVM Management.

Is there power available?
No, sites are not powered at The Village Markets.

Do I need an ABN?
No, you don't require an ABN to trade at The Village Markets, but we highly recommended you apply for one for business purposes.

Do I need public and product liability insurance? 
It's a good idea to secure your own PLI if doing TVM on a regular basis. Your cover must specify 'Market Stall / Trade Exhibitor' and be to the value of $10M (applicable at TVM Burleigh Heads State School). Otherwise you can pay an extra fee and receive cover for one event.

All food stalls require Public Liability Insurance.

All stall holders selling hot food, candles, second hand electrical goods and toys, beauty products, cosmetics, soaps, fragrances or essential oils that you have manufactured, imported, repackaged, relabelled or rebranded must have both product and public liability. A current PLI certificate specifying market stall/trade exhibitor cover must be included with your application.

Queensland State Government Product Standards and Bans

The Queensland Government, Office of Fair Trading, administers a range of national mandatory safety and information standards and bans for particular products supplied in the consumer marketplace, including weekend markets. Standards apply to children's toys, nightwear, cosmetics and care labelling on clothing and textiles.

Full details of these regulated consumer products can be viewed and downloaded from the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) website at www.productsafety.gov.au.

All traders in the supply chain, including markets stall-holders, have an obligation to take steps to ensure that stocks of products they sell that are covered by these standards and bans comply with the mandatory requirements. Suppliers should ensure that any compliance statement made on products, packaging or promotional material is correct.

Please visit the www.productsafety.gov.au website for more information.

Do I need credit card/EFT facilities?
No, but it is highly advantageous to have these facilities available. Another option is PayPal Here - accept payments with your iPhone. There is an ATM at all TVM events.