Frequently Asked Questions
How can I apply to be a stallholder at The Rocks Markets?
Thank you for your interest in joining The Rocks Markets. Please read both these FAQs and our Application Criteria as these should give you all of the information you need. When applying, you’ll be asked to supply your business details and other information, including product images. We suggest you have a good read through first and get all of your information together before you begin the application process.
Do I need an Australian Business Number (ABN)?
Yes, if your application is successful you will need to be registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Business. If you are not already registered, you can find more information here. Registration can be done online and it’s quick and easy.
How do I know if my stallholder application was submitted successfully?
When your application form has been successfully submitted, you will receive an on-screen confirmation that reads: “Your Form Has Been Submitted”. You will also receive an email with a copy of your application.
If you have not received the above, you will need to resubmit your application. Please make sure all mandatory fields (these are the fields marked with an asterisk ‘*’) have been entered. If you are having problems submitting your application, please contact The Rocks Market on 0412 271 725.
How will my application be assessed?
Rest assured, we give every application our full and careful consideration. Your application, photographs and samples will be presented to an assessment committee who will carefully review your application against our application criteria.
The assessment committee may request further information or other materials to be supplied in order to complete the application process. Incomplete applications may not be processed.
How long does the application process take?
Once your application and samples have been received the application process typically takes about six weeks. While every effort is made to process incoming applications within six weeks, please note that it could take a little longer if we are experiencing a particularly high volume of applications at the time.
Where do I send my samples for assessment?
Samples can be posted to:
The Rocks Markets
PO Box N408
Alternatively, you can drop them off Monday to Friday between 9am and 4pm, at our Reception Desk at Level 4, 66 Harrington Street, The Rocks.
Please note: Incomplete applications may not be processed. Please keep samples to a manageable size. If your samples are larger than 50cm wide x 40cm deep x 40cm high, please call The Rocks Markets on 0412 271 725 to make alternate arrangements.
Will I get my samples back?
Samples will be returned to you using standard Australia Post services (without tracking) unless you contact us to make other arrangements. Perishable goods, such as foodstuffs or goods with contamination risk such as cosmetic and aromatic products, can’t be returned. These will be disposed of after assessment unless you contact us to make other arrangements prior to assessment.
Can I request feedback if my application is unsuccessful?
We’d love to provide every applicant with feedback. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive this is not possible. We urge you to carefully read the application criteria as this should help you understand how applications are evaluated.
When is The Rocks Markets open?
The Rocks Markets trades every Saturday and Sunday (except Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve when it falls on a Weekend) from 10am to 5pm.
The Rocks Friday Foodie Market trades on Fridays (except Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, Good Friday and ANZAC Day when it falls on a Friday) from 9am to 3pm.
The Rocks Markets also trades on some public holidays and special event days.
How much does a stall cost?
For the Saturday and Sunday markets costs are as follows plus an additional $15 per day for electricity (all prices are GST inclusive):
- Standard 2.4 x 2.4m stall is $136 per day
- 3 x 3m stall is $212.50 per day
- 1.5 x 1.5m stall is $56 per day
- 3 x 3m hot food stall is $212.50 per day
A stall at the Friday Foodies Market ranges from $30 to $140 per day depending on its size plus an additional $15 per day for electricity (GST inclusive). A hot food stall cost's $175 for a 3m space on a Friday plus an additional $15 per day for electricity (GST inclusive).
Pricing for hot food vending and special event markets vary.
Do I have to trade every week?
No. We like to offer our stallholders flexibility, so if your application is successful you will receive a casual stallholder agreement that allows you to look for available places using our online booking system.
What booking options are available?
You can book for Friday, Saturday and Sunday consecutively or a combination of individual days.
What is provided?
You will be provided with either a pop-up marquee or an area under the George Street canopy.
We can provide 1 trestle table per stall – either a 2.4 metre or a 1.8 metre. Stallholders can use their own furniture with prior approval.
Thank you and we hope to welcome you to The Rocks Markets family soon!