Fishermans Road Markets Stallholder Terms & Conditions


All stallholders are required to uphold the Terms and Conditions of the Fishermans Road Markets at all times.


Essential Information

The Fishermans Road Markets is managed and operated on a voluntary basis by the Mooloolaba Lions Club. The Market is managed week to week by our Market Manager Ken Peters, a Booking Officer who completes all stall bookings, and Team Leaders who manage the Market day (working on a rotating basis).


Location: Corner of Fisherman’s Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore, Sunshine Coast.


Contact details

Booking Officer

Phone: 0429 109 149



Our Booking Officer is available Monday, Thursday and Friday mornings to answer enquiries and reply to emails. We receive a large number of calls and emails. Please have patience so we can get back to you as soon as possible. There is no benefit to calling or emailing multiple times.


Trading hours

Every Sunday, trading between 6am – 12:00pm.


Booking Process

All stallholders MUST apply to attend our Market. All application forms are to be completed online via our website.


Stallholders must provide their own marquees or umbrellas if they require them. Management does not provide any stall equipment for hire or loan.


Casual Bookings

Applications for a casual booking will be processed within a 7 day period with confirmation via email once the online application form has been completed.


Size of stalls available for casual stallholders:

3 x 3m – $40

3 x 6m – $60


Once approved as a casual to request a site an email or call must be made by 5pm Thursday to be considered for a site.


Application for a weekly stall (Weekly Regular)

Once you have been approved as a casual stallholder and attended the markets a few times please send through your request to the Booking Officer to become a Weekly Regular. If we have an appropriate site available we will discuss the next steps in becoming a weekly regular with you.


Once approved as a Weekly Regular stallholders are not required to contact the Booking Officer to book their site week to week. Weekly Regular stallholders must provide notice of absence by Friday 12pm (on any given week) to send their apologies otherwise they may be invoiced for the stall fee. Management must be given the opportunity to utilise the vacant site if the stallholder will not be attending.


Stallholder Fees

Stall fees must be paid by no later than 12pm Friday for all stallholders. *This is amended to 12pm Thursday if the Friday falls on a public holiday. This is the final step to complete the booking process. We do not offer pay-on-the-day payments for any stallholder, all invoices must be settled through our online Booking system or by calling the Booking Officer to pay over the phone prior to 12pm Friday.



All Weekly Regular Stallholders and Approved Casual Stallholders must provide their own Public Liability Insurance to the minimum sum of $10 Million.  The policy must be endorsed “anywhere in Australia and/or Operating Markets”.  A copy of the Certificate of Currency must be provided to the market management. This can occur by handing it to the Sunday morning team leader from the Lions Club, emailing the Booking Officer or uploading it through the application form at time of joining the market and annual renewal.


These specific stalls must have their own public liability insurance.

  • Hot food and drinks
  • Amusement rides
  • Second hand electrical goods and toys
  • Cosmetic, beauty products, fragrances, and soaps
  • Medicines, potions, and oils
  • Commercial stallholders

What is a Commercial stallholder?

The club’s insurer specifies it can be based on one or more of the following criteria that can be substantiated in case of a legal dispute. The following could determine a stallholder as being “commercial” and hence require them to have their own Public Liability Insurance.

  • Regularity of attendance at the market
  • Reliance on the market as a significant source of income
  • Having an ABN or trading as a registered company
  • Operating at other markets
  • Selling products that are new and/or commercially manufactured
  • Providing professional services that require authentic qualifications



We do not offer refunds on pre-paid stall sites. We are an all-weather outdoor Market

and stallholders must come prepared to trade in varied weather conditions. If for any reason you are unable to attend a Market that you have booked and paid for you must email or text the Booking Officer before 6am Sunday morning to send through your apologies to be considered for a credit. This credit must be used within 4 weeks.


In the unlikely event that the Lions Club cancel a Market, we will offer transferral of fees paid to the next trading date, or a full refund will be provided depending on the preference

of the stallholder.


Arrival times

Weekly Regular stallholders are required to arrive at 4:00am to unload their vehicles within the market precinct. Vehicles must be unloaded and parked as soon as possible.

Casual stallholders must arrive or join vehicle queue at 4:30am.



Departure times

All stallholders are required to depart the Market site by 1:00pm.


Stall Allocations

Allocation of a Casual and Regular Casual stall site is at the discretion of the Lions Club and may change from week to week.


Car Parking

Please park your car in the approved stallholder car park across the road at the Maroochydore Multi Sports Complex unless notified otherwise. Council may fine anyone parking outside of permitted zones, so please park where we ask you to.


Stall Products

Stallholders may only sell products as listed in their original application and as approved by the Market Manager. If there are additional items you would like to sell please send through an email to the Booking Officer so these can be added to your approved offerings.


Stallholders are NOT PERMITTED to sell: offensive, illegal or counterfeit goods or any items associated with illegal drug use, weapons, or any manufactured goods that do not comply with current Australian safety standards.

The Lions Club Team Leaders (in attendance) or Market Manager has the right to ask that goods be removed from sale that does not comply with the above.



The Lions Club Team Leader (in attendance) or Market Manager reserves the right to enter any stall and remove signage, picture, poster, written material or any other item considered inappropriate or offensive.



Stallholders acknowledge the entire Market site is a SMOKE FREE ZONE. The smoking ban includes all footpath and garden areas and includes set-up and pack-up times.


Marquee Weights

Marquee weights (water/sand/other) or marquee pegs must be in place as your stall set-up is finalised. They are compulsory for the safety of stallholders, volunteers and general public. Please include these in your general Market kit and secure them in place before trade starts.



Stallholders ARE NOT PERMITTED to bring dogs, or any other pets to the Markets in accordance with our event permit issued by Sunshine Coast Council. Stallholders acknowledge that the general public are permitted to bring dogs (must be on leash, and controlled) to the Market as per the local government laws.


Food Stalls

In accordance with Council and Government regulations all food vendors must have their Sunshine Coast Food License on show and must have an adequate waste bin behind the counter, and additional one at the front of the stall for customer use.

As of 28/2/2021 Covid Restrictions apply to Food stalls with tables and chairs for patrons – must have electronic or paper records of patrons and keep confidentially for 30 days and be available to Department of Health if required.

QR codes are available from:

  1. Check In Qld app | Queensland Government › check-in-qld

Download the Check In Qld App from Google Play Store or the Apple App Store. Register your details (required for the first time only). At participating venues, open the app, select ‘Check In Now’ and hover your smartphone camera over the venue’s displayed QR code.

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Waste Management

Stallholders MUST REMOVE THEIR RUBBISH at the end of the day. Failure to leave a clean and tidy site or dumping/ overloading permanent bins that are onsite places our event permit in jeopardy.


Plants and Nursery Stalls

Plants and nursery stalls are not permitted to sell Declared Plants and Environmental

Weeds. Declared plants are those plants identified by State Legislation that is to be

controlled. These weeds are traditionally known as ‘noxious’ weeds. Environmental weeds are normally garden ornamentals that have been allowed to escape into bushland and reservoirs. If left unchecked they can destroy wildlife habitats. All plants must be disease free.


For more information about Declared Plants and Environmental Weeds contact Sunshine Coast Council. You can also view a list of all declared plants found in the region at


Local Fruit & Veggie Growers

We welcome local fruit & veggie growers, however due to authenticity of goods, we only permit growers to carry a maximum of 4 product lines. Please contact the Booking Officer to discuss if required.



Unfortunately, we do not offer powered sites.

Generators are permitted in special circumstances. Please complete the online application form to request to bring and use a generator. Generators MUST be low noise, must be positioned to ensure correct airflow for cooling and exhaust distribution. The generator must be kept dry and always placed on a level surface for use. Fuel should not be added whilst the generator is in use, and fuel must be stored safely. Switch off the generator when refuelling or not in use. Care MUST be given to where electrical leads are placed to ensure there are no trip hazards.


Gas Cylinders

Gas appliances and fittings must have A.G.A, A.L.P.G.A approval. No gas cylinder with a capacity above 9kgs is to be used inside a tent or marquee and should be secured in a way that they cannot be moved. Ring Burners must have a fire-resistant material under them at least 6mm thick. Cylinders older than 10yrs are required to be tested and restamped by an authorised agent. Twin stage regulators are required to control the gas pressure and the

regulators are required to be mounted rigidly with the diaphragms in the vertical position. Gas hoses should be in good condition and preferably of the quick release variety.


Wet Weather

We are an all-weather event and will trade rain, hail or shine. Stallholders should come prepared to trade in windy, rainy, and hot conditions. In the event of extreme weather, the Lions Club may make the decision to cancel the Market.


In the event of inclement weather, the Market Manager, or Team Leaders on duty will not be responsible for any damage that may result. If weather deteriorates during the day approval must be sought before stallholders pack and leave. If approval is given, the Market Manager will escort the stallholders’ vehicle to the exit.




A breach of any of the above conditions will result in termination from trade, and the Lions Club reserves the right to take possession of the stall site area.



If you have any questions about these Terms and Conditions, please get in contact with the Booking Officer.