Information for Stall Holders
We are always looking for new salty stalls to join our incredible community. We often have a waitlist of 400+ stalls for our events, but don’t let that deter you!
Our passion is supporting values-aligned, local salty entrepreneurs and start-ups that are committed to doing good in the world. If we believe you’re a ﬁt for our event, we will do everything we can to support you in having a stall at our markets (even if you’ve never done a market stall before in your life!).
When can I apply?
Round 1 of applications for Oct, Nov & Dec market dates will be open in August. Applications close two weeks prior to each market date. Once you are accepted you must attend at least one market per month.
Who can apply?
The Summer x Salt Markets are for creatives, designers, artisans, small businesses and organisations who have a surf, ocean and salty lifestyle theme. We are a lifestyle marketplace and open to products and services that are aligned with our values and goals.
Please check our stall holder criteria for a detailed explanation of what we are looking for.
How do I apply?
Please fill out the application form to be a stall-holder here.
If you have attended one of our markets as a vendor previously, please fill out our existing stall holder application here.
Tip – Have your business details, promotional images and documents ready before applying. It is also recommended to apply via a desktop computer rather than your phone.
When will I know if I am successful?
We receive a high number of applications so please be patient with us as we thoroughly screen each individual application 🙂 We endeavour to respond via email two to three weeks after you have applied. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks please do not hesitate to follow this up.
If I am unsuccessful, will I receive feedback?
Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to provide feedback on all applications. You will receive an email letting you know whether you have been successful for not.
How much does it cost to have a stall?
The costs are $136 inc GST per market for a retail vendor. The sites are 3x3m.
You may purchase two sites for a double stand.
A powered Food / Drink Vendor site is $178 inc GST. The size allocated is as per your truck.
If you are a non-for-profit, the price is $65 inc GST per 3x3m stall.
New applicant fee – A one off $33 new applicant fee applies for all new applicants. This will be automatically deducted after you have secured your market dates and covers the additional cost of establishing a new retailer file.
I need to cancel my spot. Can I please get a refund?
Cancelations with 7+ days notice will get their stall fee back, minus the 50% non-refundable deposit as per T&C’s.
If you choose to late cancel your spot 7 days or less before a market, we do not offer partial refunds for the remainder of your stall fee.
What is the deal with stall presentation?
All stalls are required to be presented in a high quality retail appearance that is neat, tidy and beautiful. This is your first impression so make it count. Professional signage should be tied securely to the stall as the reserve gets windy.
Do I need insurance?
Yes. You are required to be covered with your own public liability insurance. Food vendors require public and product liability. We will need a copy of your Certificate of Currency during the application process.
I am a food vendor. What other approvals do I need?
You will need to obtain a City of Stirling Permit to Sell Food. Please contact the City directly.
Do you have powered stalls?
Power access it reserved for food vendors. Please notify us of your power requirements on your application form.
What are the guidelines on plastic and waste?
We aim for a 100% single use plastic and waste free event. Food vendors should encourage customers to borrow from the Mug Library. We encourage you to BYO bags and mugs/eating utensils. All packaging should be compostable or recyclable.
Can I choose my stall location?
Site maps are created by the SummerXSalt team based on several criteria. These include, but are not limited to, the size of your stall, the product category and specific requests. We endeavour to allocate sites fairly based on stallholder needs. Please include requests for placement in your application form. These will always be considered seriously, however we cannot guarantee that all requests will be filled.
When will I find out where my space?
We send out the site map and bump in schedule 1 week before each market.
Can I share a space?
We generally don’t allow for this but we may consider it if your brands align.
What do I need to bring as a stallholder?
We provide you with a 3x3m space (bigger spaces available upon request). You will need to bring your own marquee, weights, table, signage etc. All stalls must have a back.
Do I need a credit card/eftpos facility?
No, but it is recommended you do for the convenience of your customers as there are no ATMs around. Options include Square or Paypal.
I am a new business and not sure if I am ready to sell
We are all about supporting emerging creatives and providing opportunities to learn and grow together, which is why we offer a new and emerging business discount! Have a chat to us first before applying and we can talk about where you are in your journey. We would love to support you in working your way towards a spot at our markets.
EMERGING BUSINESS APPLICATIONS
The Summer X Salt Markets provides an opportunity for businesses in their first year of trade. We provide a platform and marketplace for first time business owners to showcase their products and services to over 10,000 people.
The Emerging Business stall holder fee is discounted by 30% down to $95 inc GST.
A maximum of 20% emerging businesses are on boarded per season. An ABN certificate, business registration certificate or trade license is required with an application.
Our 2022/2023 event dates:
- Oct 22nd 2022 (Launch)
- Nov 5th 2022
- Nov 19th 2022
- Dec 3rd 2022
- Dec 10th 2022 (XMAS POP UP)
- Dec 17th 2022
- Jan 7th 2023
- Jan 21st 2023
- Feb 4th 2023
- Feb 18th 2023
- March 4th 2023
- March 18th 2023