Frequently Asked Questions - for stallholders

How often are your markets?
Hide & Seek Children's Market is a quarterly event held on the last weekend of each season.

Who can apply?
We accept applications from a wide range of different businesses. These include retail stalls selling baby and children related products, food vendors, musicians and entertainers, as well as services such as family planning, doula's and photographers. We do not accept applications from multi-level marketing businesses and similar distributors as well as those who solely sell imported goods.

When should I submit an application to become a stall holder?
We will announce when applications for an upcoming market open via our social media pages. This will usually be around 2 months prior to the market date. Once open, we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

When will I know the outcome of my application?
Applications are processed as quickly as possible as they are received however please allow up to 14 days to receive a response during peak periods. A lot of consideration goes into our application process to ensure the quality of the market is maintained and to avoid saturation of particular goods at the market.

How much does it cost to have a stall?
Our standard stall fee is $110 which includes public liability insurance. This applies to all retail related stalls and allows for a 3 x 3m space. If you require a larger space please contact us to discuss available options. Additional space is allowed for food vendors. 

What do I get in return for my fee? 
Hide & Seek Children's Market offers live music entertainment, seating and eating areas, hosted children's activities through out the day, ATM services and amenities for patrons. We will also engage in extensive marketing online and offline as well as online promotion of your business on our social media.

What can I sell at Hide & Seek Children's Market?
Any products related to children's wear, nursery/room decor, toys, pregnancy or babies. We are committed to supporting Australian Designers, Artisans & Ethically Made Designer Products who utilise quality materials and reflect consistent values in their products. Organic, sustainable & fair trade are highly regarded. All products sold at our market must comply with Australian Safety Standards, this includes label requirements for clothing.

Do I need insurance?
All stallholders must be covered by valid public liability insurance which specifically covers market trade. Stallholders can purchase their own cover and forward us a copy of this insurance upon approval. Alternatively, we offer public liability insurance for an additional fee of $10 per business requiring cover. In addition, Product liability insurance is strongly recommended. Affordable stall insurance can be purchased from My Market Insurance if need be.

What do I need to bring as a stallholder?
As a stall holder you are required to supply a marquee in the size of your stall space, plus suitable weights, any tables and racks you require to display your products, bags and the resources to provide a receipt to your customers if requested. If you need any further help with this, please send us an email as we have plenty of ideas and are more than happy to send you more info. 

Do I need to supply EFTPOS facilities?
We recommend stallholders have eftpos facilities however they are not mandatory and an ATM is available onsite.

Do you have powered sites?
Unfortunately we do not offer powered stall sites. All stalls, including food stalls, must supply their own silent generator if required.

How should I package my products? 
We are a plastic bag free event, so please seek alternative packaging such as paper or reusable bags.