Apply to become a Trader at The Rocks Markets

Everything you need to know to apply to become one of our Traders.
Apply to become a Trader at The Rocks Markets

Applications to join The Rocks Markets are currently closed. However, check back in early July for the next application period! In the meantime, find out what is required to submit an application. 

Before you apply, read our FAQs below, selection criteria and presentation guidelines. Please also read The Rocks Markets Sustainability & Ethical Practice Guidelines.


Commonly asked questions about become a Trader

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 images. We suggest you have a good read through first and get all of your information together before you begin the application process.

We are looking for small business or brands that set themselves apart from their competitors with creative and original offerings. This means:

  • We are seeking high-quality, unique products combined with passionate and knowledgeable Traders to work with us in an unbeatable, iconic location.
  • A well thought out brand identity that translates into all elements of your business, including stall presentation, online presence and packaging.
  • Your business or brand has a unique point of difference.
  • You are an ethical and sustainable business. 

Yes, 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.

When your application form has been successfully submitted, you will receive an on-screen and email confirmation. 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 email The Rocks Markets.

Rest assured, we give every application our full and careful consideration. Your application will be presented to an assessment committee who will carefully review your application against our application criteria. You'll find more details about this in the application criteria.

The assessment committee may request further information to be supplied in order to complete the application process. Incomplete applications may not be processed.

Once your application has been received the application process typically takes between four to six weeks. While every effort is made to process incoming applications within this time frame, please note that it could take a little longer if we are experiencing a particularly high volume of applications at the time.

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. Traders can use their own furniture with prior approval.

Be sure to read our presentation guidelines for more information.

We are not requesting samples currently. However, your application must be supported by:

  • Links to your website and social media;
  • high quality images of your product and stall set up and;
  • documentation supporting your design and/or making process.

Applications that do not include the above, are deemed incomplete and will be closed.

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.

The Rocks Markets trades every Saturday and Sunday (except Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day).

Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm

The Rocks Markets also trades on some public holidays and special event days.

  • Standard 2.4 x 2.4m stall is $136 per day
  • 3 x 3m stall is $212.50 per day
  • 1.8 x 1.8m stall is $76.50 per day

Plus, an additional $15 per day for electricity. All prices are GST inclusive. Pricing for special event markets vary.

No. We like to offer our traders flexibility, so if your application is successful you will receive a license agreement that allows you to book for available places using our online booking system.

Thank you

We hope to welcome you to The Rocks Markets family soon!