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 will be open in July. Applications close two weeks prior to each market date. Once you are accepted you must attend a minimum of 4 market dates.
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?
Applications will be assessed on an individual basis. We appreciate everyone’s time taken to send in applications and assessment of each and every applicant is based on our criteria and market fit. We want all our traders to be successful and happy to be part of our family.
- New retail vendors click here
- New food vendors click here
- Existing retail vendors click here
- Existing food vendors click 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.
I sell pantry foods, do I count as a stall holder or food vendor?
If you make pantry food products such as Honey, Pickles, Jams, Sauces, Tonics, Artisan Gins etc apply as a retail stall.
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 2 – 3 weeks after you have applied. If you do not hear from us within 4 weeks please do not hesitate to follow this up.
Acceptance and non-acceptance are at the discretion of Market Management.
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 cost is $143 inc GST per market. The sites are 3x3m.
You may purchase two sites for a double stand.
If you are a non-for-profit, the price is $68 inc GST.
We also offer limited emerging business stalls, during your first year of trade. The cost is $100 inc GST.
A powered Food / Drink site is $187 inc GST. The size allocated is as per your truck.
*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?
Once your stall offer is accepted and paid for, should you cancel four (4) or more weeks prior to the market date for which you have been accepted, you will be entitled to a 50% refund of your stall fee.
Cancellations received within four (4) weeks or less, prior to the specified market date for which you have been accepted, are non-refundable.
All deposits are non-refundable.
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 aesthetically pleasing. This is your first impression so make it count. Professional signage should be tied securely to the stall as the reserve gets windy.
If you would like further information, or to chat about ideas please reach out via email to [email protected].
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?
All vendors must avoid single use plastic and bioplastic bags, foodware and utensils by using compostable (bamboo, wooden, uncoated paper etc) products instead. The WA Government has now banned clear bioplastic drink cups from Oct 1, 2022. For those who have their own reusable options, we are able to wash these at the Reusable Library.
Food/coffee stalls will use the reusable Go2Cup system saving on packaging. Coffee and Drink stalls can also direct people to The Mug Library to borrow a mug. We welcome the opportunity for conversation with the community on how to further our commitment to a sustainable future.
All retail packaging should be compostable or recyclable.
Can I choose my stall location?
Site maps are created by the Summer X Salt Market 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 stall holder 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?
General bump-in and vendor information can be found in your original acceptance email.
The individual market site map and bump in schedule will be sent out 3 days prior to your allocated market date. If you have any specific requests please contact us directly on [email protected].
Can I share a space?
We generally don’t allow for this but we may consider it if your brands align.
Please both brands, fill out an application form including imagery for us to review.
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 20,000 people.
The Emerging Business stall holder fee is discounted to a price of $100 inc GST per market.
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 2023/2024 event dates:
Stay tuned, we’ll be launching our 2023/24 market dates soon!