Frequently asked questions

 We love casual stalls and hope this answer most of your questions…

Market hours:

Market runs every Saturday 8am -2pm.There is NO market on days of total fire ban in the central district. Refer to CFA website for weather conditions in the area.

How to book a stall:

We don’t pre- book stalls.

Sign on sheets are located on the stage, in the hall between 6am -6.45 am

Stall fee
We charge $15.00 and appreciate those with the correct amount when called.

Arrive after 7.30am and $25 is the stall fee if sites are still available. We encourage all to be punctual to eliminate volunteers attending to late arrivals.

**All stalls including late arrivals must have a receipt which is confirmation they can set up. Setting up without payment will result in having to leave the market.

Stall allocations

Commence at 7am and preference is given to handmade items, long term casuals, locals and those with something unique or different.

Will you get a site?

On busy markets, X-mass etc we can never guarantee a site but do our best. Those that are flexible and creative in how they can set up will almost always find a site.

Items available for hire

NO items are available for hire; you need to bring your own tables, chairs etc.

Vehicles in the market

NO vehicles / trailers are permitted in the market between 8am – 2pm.

Product restrictions

Not all items are suitable for the market or may be restricted. Items not permitted:

  • Multi level marketing & party plan items
  • Supermarket or commercial grocery items
  • Commercially produced clothing & manchester
  • Imported mass produced jewellery & accessories
  • Fake or unlicensed products
  • Second hand electrical goods
  • Fresh cut flowers
  • Animals and livestock are excluded by council regulations

If unsure, email or visit the market and speak to a committee member.

Market committee does reserve the right to refuse entry or request stalls to leave.

Food and consumable products

To avoid disappointment, you must have prior written permission from committee to sell any type of food or consumable items.

 Local council enforce Streatrader registration for all approved food and consumable items and you must email approved dates before attending.

**There are currently NO vacancies for takeaway food stalls.

General information to be familiar with on market day…….

 Items listed on sign on sheets

Must match what you are selling. Listing as handmade means by you. If items are not as listed or as described, you will be asked to remove them.

Once you have been called and paid for your stall:

Wait to the right of the hall once you have a receipt for a volunteer to allocate a site.

Once a site is selected place your receipt under a rock etc to secure. If you don’t another stall may take the site and you needing to locate another.

To assist with traffic congestion within the market:

You are unable to park or unload in the market area prior to your site allocation.

Cars entering the market must give way to cars exiting at all times.

Unload your car as quickly as possible and remove from market site. Do not set up your stall while your car is still in the market.

Follow the reverse at the end of the day: only stalls packed and ready to load can enter at 2pm. Those packing directly into vehicles must wait until 2.30pm to enter.

Parking:

Consider customers and do not to park around the edge of the market.

Canopy sites:

Are limited and the largest site is 3 x 3 meters. Canopies must be next to each other with no gaps and pegged /secure at all times or you will be asked to remove.

A-frames:

Are safety hazards to patrons and must remain within stalls and not in walkways.

Plants & trees:

Must not to be used to secure stalls or picked for decoration.

Rubbish:

Please remove all rubbish from around your stall even if it’s not yours.

Stall sites:

Must not to be exceeded and you must stay within your site boundary. You need prior written committee approval to wander the market providing information / flyers.

 Recorded music: Is not allowed during market hours

Trading outside or around the edges of the market is prohibited by local

Spruiking: is prohibited in any form. You can only engage and promote items to those who approach your stall.

Volunteers:

St Andrews market is run by volunteers and we ask that you be patient and flexible.

Follow these simple steps to allow us to allow you to have a great day at St Andrews Market.