We expect all stalls to be presented as mini-boutiques. Marquees must be either black or white. Other colours may be approved upon application. We look favourably upon applications who take the time to plan and create beautiful stalls. Elements include flooring such as mats and rugs, presentation stands and racks and bang-on signage. We do provide stall presentation guidelines to those within our community and if you're unsure of the standard we expect, best come visit and have a look for yourself and visit our 'How to post on stall presentation'.
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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. TVM does have limited marquees and weights available for hire.
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.
Small creative businesses can join our community outside of market day thanks to our new Virtual Village an online platform for the creative industries, and via TVM's digital marketing opportunities.
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Brands can collaborate with TVM via our events and online platforms, more here.
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) or $20M for Stones Corner. If you supply your own PLI, you will receive a code for s discounted fee. Otherwise stall fees (excluding food and beverage) include PLI.
All food stalls require Public and Product Liability Insurance.
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.