Frequently Asked Questions - for stallholders
How often are your markets?
Hide & Seek Children's Market is held on the 4th Saturday of every month. Please see the 'upcoming markets' tab for specific dates. Trading time is from 9am - 1pm.
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 re-sell items from Aliexpress and eBay.
When should I submit an application to become a stall holder?
Applications are open all year round however spaces for each market are limited so we recommend putting in an application for a specific date as soon as you know that you would like to attend. We currently accept applications up to 6 months in advance, please check back at a later date if you would like to apply for a market date beyond this time.
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.
How much does it cost to have a stall?
Our standard stall fee is $100 which includes Public Liability Insurance. For those with their own Public Liability Insurance, the stall fee is $90 however a copy of the PLI certificate must be supplied prior to purchase. These fees apply to both retail and food 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 also engage in extensive marketing online and offline as well as radio advertising, online promotion of your business on our social media and printed media releases/articles.
What are your payment terms?
Payment is due within 7 days of your application being approved. If you are approved for multiple market dates, payment for the first market is due within 7 days with the remainder dates being due one month prior to their market date. Full payment terms are outlined in our Terms & Conditions.
Can I share a stall with another business?
At this time we don't allow shared stalls. From time to time, a stallholders may 'feature' another businesses products with our prior approval however we don't allow split stalls. You may however submit individual applications and we can try our best to position you next to each other.
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.
Should I send photos in support of my application?
We rely heavily on the social media details you supply us to learn about your business and the products you sell. If you are a new business or your social media accounts aren't very active, it can be a little tricky for us to process your application. You are more than welcome to email some photos to us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish. If this is your first market, we love seeing your stall set up and displays, too.
Do I need insurance?
All stallholders who purchase a stall space which includes insurance are covered by our Public Liability Insurance. If you already have your own PLI you can use that and purchase a stall space without insurance with has a reduced fee. A copy of your insurance MUST be supplied to us. Food vendors are required to have their own insurances/permits as outlined in our Terms and Conditions. In addition, Product Liability Insurance is strongly recommended.
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 (3x3m), 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.
When will I know my allocation and bump in/bump out times?
Please refer to your accepted application email for specific details however generally Market Day Procedures are sent out no later than 3 days prior to market date (as outlined in T&C's) which will include all the info you need to know for market day.
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.