Become a Stall Holder

The Bright Markets Committee in conjunction with the Alpine Shire is working to the common goal of developing the Bright Markets… Make it. Bake it. Grow it into the very best regional markets showcasing our unique regional produce and products. By following our Make it…Bake it…Grow it. ethos, the Bright Monthly Markets strive to showcase the best local produce and product going around.

Product Selection Criteria

  • All products offered for sale must be handmade, home grown or home baked.
  • Products that are deemed inappropriate (e.g. discriminatory or offensive) will not be considered. We do not accept commercial or design only products.
  • Only the highest quality second hand and recycled goods will also be considered (e.g. antiques, vintage jewellery & clothing).
  • Only stalls offering regional produce and products within a 100km radius of Bright will be considered. Stall holders outside this radius will be considered at the discretion of the markets committee and subject to current stall numbers and variety.

Stall Fees

  • Upon approval, all fees are payable in advance. Credit cards and cheques are accepted.
  • If you don’t have public liability insurance we will provide cover for an additional $15 this will cover you for one market only.
  • You will need to pay an additional $10 if you require a powered site.

Payment Structure

  • 12-month stall – $360.00 (25% saving)
  • 9-month stall (no winter attendance) – $290.00 (20% saving)
  • 6-month stall – $204.00 (15% saving)
  • Casual stall fees are $40 per market. $45 if paid on market day.
  • Fees must be paid by due dates set by Management and failure to pay the stall fee on time is a breach of these regulations and all bookings will be cancelled.
  • Stallholders who pay by a cheque that is dishonored will be charged an Administration fee of $15.00.

Applications

  • Stall rental and stall positions is totally at the discretion of the Markets Co-coordinator.
  • Stalls cannot be transferred, sublet, franchised, or sold to any other person, nor can they be shared without written approval.
  • Acceptance and non-acceptance of applications will be at the sole discretion of ‘Bright Markets Committee’ administered by the ‘Bright and District Chamber of Commerce’ and will be based on the information given by the applicant on their application, meeting the Approved Product criteria, quality, product distribution, diversity (market mix) and availability.
  • It is the responsibility of the stallholder to ensure they conform to any safety and compliance standards pertaining to their product.
  • Designing and/or packaging only is not sufficient involvement. Stallholders who value-add to a product must provide significant creative input to the product and not just apply token additions.
  • A stallholder may only offer for sale approved products which have been accepted by the Markets Committee on the application form submitted by the Stallholder.
  • To add new products, a request in writing is required with photos. Products cannot be added to stall unless written approval is given by the Markets Committee.
  • All products and stall presentation must be of the highest standard.

Insurance

  • Stall holders must hold a current public liability and product liability insurance policy with $10,000,000.00 cover.
  • A copy of this insurance policy must be included with application, to be held on record by Market Management.
  • A copy of this policy must be produced on market day if requested by the management.
  • Uninsured Stallholders please note: The Bright Markets committee offer a $10,000,000.00 public liability and product insurance coverage to uninsured stallholders @ $15.00 per stall holder per market in addition to the set stall site fee. If you are not planning on attending the market as a stall holder on a regular basis, and wish to attend only from time to time, this is the least expensive way for you to ensure you are covered for public and product liability. Coverage is limited to a maximum of 10 uninsured stalls each month, and will apply on a first come first served basis.
  • Please note, ALL stall holders must have insurance coverage as a condition to trade on market days.

Market Day Rules & Regulations

  • Registered Stallholders must be in attendance during the market trading times.
  • Stallholders must be in the market area 30 minutes prior to market opening hours and ready to trade at the commencement of the trading hours and must continue trading until the market closing time. Cars may not move until 15 minutes after closing time.
  • Registered Stallholders may apply in writing to the Markets Committee to have a family member or employees man their stall. Approval will only be considered if the persons manning the stall have a degree of knowledge of the product and/or be involved in the making of the product(s).
  • Notification of non-attendance is required on market days via market mobile (0457 953 586) to allow neighbouring stallholders to spread out and fill in gaps. No refunds/credits will be given or considered on market days.
  • Loud product promotion by stallholders is not permitted.
  • Copying the ideas and work of other stallholders may be in breach of creative copyright and is not in the spirit of the market. Any grievances must be in writing.
  • Raffle tickets may only be sold with approval from the markets committee.
  • Only approved handbills may be displayed on stalls.
  • Products and produce with faults must be clearly labelled and sold as seconds.

Stall Set-up and Equipment

  • Stallholders must provide their own covers and stall set-up which must be good in presentation.
  • Management do not provide or hire out any stall equipment, they only provide site area.
  • All stall equipment including racks, tables, signage etc must be contained to the stall site boundaries. Public access ways must be clear at all times.
  • Alpine Shire Council has forbidden the use of tent pegs due to possible damage to underground irrigation lines. Tents should be weighted down appropriately with sand bags or the like.
  • Tents, covers and all stall equipment must be erected securely and weighted or secured at all times.
  • All equipment must in good repair and be operated in a safe manner.
  • All stall boundaries are to be at least 1m away from tree trunks, as per council regulations. Under no circumstances can trees be used for any purpose.

Food Stalls

  • It is the Stallholders sole responsibility to apply to the Alpine Shire Councils’ Environmental Health Officer to obtain and pay any registration required.
  • Registration with Streatrader is preferable – https://streatrader.health.vic.gov.au 
  • Stallholders must be in possession of a copy of this registration with the Alpine Shire Council while trading on market days.
  • Food stallholders must comply with any local, state & federal health regulations & Food acts.
  • Stalls selling Alcohol (bottle only) must be in possession of a copy of their Liquor License while trading on market days.
  • Failure to comply with health department standards and regulations may result in immediate closure of the stall and future stalls may only be reinstated once the Markets Committee are satisfied all standards and regulations have been adhered to.