Market Information
Stall FAQs
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SHORT & LONG TERM RENTAL

Rapid Creek Markets offer both SHORT & LONG TERM rentals. Whether you need a stall for a day, weekend, or more, the price and process are the same (see prices section for full details).

Who Rents Short Term

Short Term rental is a perfect way to showcase your business, sell excess stock, demonstrate a new product, test a new business, sell a bulk purchase, hand out product samples and get customer feedback.

Who Rents Long Term

Many of our current traders have been here for years, and most started off by renting a stall short term. After testing the market, identifying the best products and realising the exceptional retail value of our stalls, they have become regular fixtures at Rapid Creek Markets.

Changing from Short Term to Long Term

Going from a Short Term to a Long Term trader is easy, because you’re always given first right of refusal. Should you decide you no longer need your stall, you simply stop renewing it and it will automatically go back on the rental list Monday morning.

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PRODUCTS WE LOVE

We love products that are a little different from what you may find at a regular shopping centre. We want our customers to be excited, amused and inspired by the products on offer. That’s what keeps them coming back again and again.

Unique Items

We look for creativity in stallholders and welcome unique creations from fashion designers, hobbyists, craftsmen and artists.

Bargins

Our customers love a bargain! Products that represent great value are always popular. However it is paramount that the cheapness of a product does not compromise on quality. Rapid Creek Markets does not want to be associated with low-grade, sub-standard products.

Second-Hand Goods

Second-hand clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac are always of special interest to our shoppers, which makes it a great way to earn extra income. As they say, one person’s trash is another person’s treasure!

What May Not Be Sold

One of the main attractions of Rapid Creek Markets is the diversity and uniqueness of the products available, so we try not to restrict the range of goods and services you can offer. That said, there are some items we must restrict.

Restricted items can include but are not limited to:
• Illegal or offensive products
• Products that infringe a manufacturer’s copyright
Selling Food

Packaged foods are welcome to be sold at the market. Items such as cakes, biscuits, honey, jams, coffee beans, teas and any interesting gourmet products that offer our customers something deliciously different. Low risk food items are also accepted (such as popcorn and fairy floss) subject to their method of preparation meeting the appropriate health requirements.

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ABOUT THE STALLS

All stalls at Rapid Creek Markets are measured and assigned areas. Average stall sizes are 1m x 1m, 2m x 2m or 3m x 3m which most stallholders find suitable. Multiple Stalls are available if required and can be organised upon request.

Prices

Stall rental prices are calculated according to the location of your stall and the products you sell.

Arts, Crafts & Fresh Produce Rates ( All prices inclusive of GST ):
1m x 1m: $20
2m x 2m: $30
3m x 3m: $40
Hot Food & Beverage Rates ( All prices inclusive of GST ):
1m x 1m: $45
2m x 2m: $70
3m x 3m: $80

If you’re a first time trader at Rapid Creek Markets, we recommend that you select a rent to suit your budget and projected sales.

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WHAT TO BRING

It’s important to consider what items and tools you’ll need to set-up, trade and pack down your stall. The following is a list of some helpful items:

For Setup & Pack Down
  • a TROLLEY to help you move your stock
  • TRASH BAGS and bin
  • TARPS in case of bad weather
  • DECORATIONS to jazz up your stall ( e.g. table cover, backdrop, etc )
  • CHAIR
  • SNACKS
  • BROOM & dustpan
  • MOP & Bucket ( if dealing with water )
  • EXTENSION LEAD ( please inform management prior if you need power )
For Trading
  • a SIGN with your business name
  • EXTRA STOCK
  • a SALE sign for the end of the day
  • Multiple PAYMENT OPTIONS
  • A healthy CHANGE float ( lots of coins and notes to break all those $50s )
  • BUSINESS CARDS or flyers
  • a DISPLAY for your product(s)
  • POINT OF SALE SIGNS ( laminate / mount to protect and avoid handwritten )
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BOOKING YOUR STALL

Stalls must be booked a minimum of 7 days in advance. Please contact the Management Office as early as possible to book your stall, make your payment and be allocated your location.

Payment

Rent payments may be made by cash payment at the Management Office during office hours.

Cancellations

No refunds are given for “no shows” or cancellations.

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MARKET RULES FOR STALLHOLDERS
  1. You must have enough stock / goods to stay trading until 2.30pm.
  2. You need to arrive with enough time to have your stall set up ready for trade at 7am ( If it’s your first time, the Management team will be available from 6am to show you to your stall and answer questions ).
  3. No parking in the centre car park or on the complex grounds. Stallholders who are found to be parking in the complex grounds will be charged a $50 administration fee payable immediately upon demand. Offending vehicles must be moved immediately.
  4. Smoking is only permitted in the designated area.
  5. No water is to be emptied on the grounds. All wastewater must be emptied correctly in the sinks located behind the public toilets.
  6. Stallholders must keep ( and leave ) their stall area clean.
  7. Boxes must be flattened and placed in the dump master. No boxes or rubbish is to be put into arcade rubbish bins.
  8. Any stallholders leaving their mess or boxes behind will be charged a $15.00 cleaning fee.
  9. Stallholders who plan to be away but wish to return to their same spot must inform management of their plans and continue to pay rent while they are away.