Fishermans Road Market

Proudly operated by Mooloolaba Lions Club

Fisherman’s Rod Markets Stallholder Terms & Conditions

Essential Information
The Fisherman’s Rd 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, a Booking Officer who completes all stall
bookings and Team Leaders who manage the Market day (working on a rotating basis).

Location: Corner Fisherman’s Road and David Low Way, Maroochydore  QLD  4558

Contact details

Booking Officer Ph: 0429 109 149


Our Booking Officer is available Monday and Thursday 9am to 3pm and Friday 9am to 12pm. Preferred
method of contact is via email.

Trading hours 

Every Sunday (except Christmas Day trading between 6am – 12:00pm)

Stallholders need to provide their own marquees or umbrellas that must be secured, if they require them.
Management does not provide any stall equipment for hire or loan.

Covid-19 Safe
This site is operating in compliance with a Covid Safe Plan which is available at the Fishermans Road
Markets Website

Please ensure all:
 follow the rules and keep us all safe
 practice social distancing
 wash your hands regularly
 stallholders must display Covid signage and provide hand sanitiser for customers

Booking Process

All applicants need to apply to attend our Market and register their interest via our website Once assessed you will receive a confirmation via email advising the progress
of the application with instructions for online payment to be finalised by 12pm Friday.

For any subsequent bookings, please send an email to stating your
name, size of stall, date required and what you are selling by Thursday 5pm. An invoice will be sent for
online payment which must be paid before 12pm Friday.

Casual Bookings

Applications for a casual booking will be processed during business hours with confirmation by email. New
stallholders are required to complete an online application form. New applications are assessed and
responded to on a weekly basis. Stall fees must be paid at time of booking a site to complete the booking
process. Payment to be finalised by 12pm Friday.

Weekly Regular stallholders

Invoices are sent automatically each Monday (public holidays excepted) with payment completed by 12pm
Friday. Apologies for non-attendance to be provided to the Booking Officer by Saturday 6am so a future
credit may be processed.

Approved Casual stallholders need to email their requests for a site to the Booking Officer by 5pm
Thursday so they may be processed with payment completed before Friday 12pm.


We are an all-weather outdoor Market and stallholders must come prepared to trade in varying weather conditions. If for any reason you are unable to attend a Market that you have booked and paid for, please
contact by 12pm Friday to discuss. You may be offered a credit of another site to be taken within the next 4 weeks.

Size of stalls available for casual stallholders

3m x 3m – $30,  3m x 6m – $60

Insurance requirements

All Weekly Regular Stallholders and Approved Casual Stallholders must provide their own Public Liability
Insurance with a minimum cover for 12 months to the 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 to the Sunday morning team leader from the Lions
club, emailing to the booking officer or uploaded 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 stall holder 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.

Arrival times

Weekly Regular stallholders are required to arrive at 4:00am. Vehicles are to be unloaded and parked as
soon as possible at the Sports Ground Parking area across from the market precinct.

Casual stallholders are required to arrive between 4:30am – 4.45am.

Departure times

Pack up time is 12 noon and vehicles can re-enter the Market grounds when gates open at 12.15pm.

Please pack up before bringing your vehicle back to the site.

There is no movement of vehicles in the market before 12.15pm.

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

Car Parking for Stallholders

Please park your car in the approved stallholder car park at the Multi Sports Ground Parking area on the
opposite side of Fisherman’s Road Markets. Please do not park on Fisherman’s Road as this area is
reserved for your customers.

Regular stallholders can apply through the Booking Officer for the limited paid spaces to have their vehicles
on site, such as stock truck for fruit and vegetable sellers.

Council Inspectors visit every week and fine anyone parking outside of permitted zones.

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.

Stall Products

Stallholders may only sell products as listed in their original application and as approved by the Market
Manager. Stallholders are NOT PERMITTED to sell offensive, illegal or counterfeit goods or goods that do
not comply with current Australian safety standards.

The Market Team Leader has the right to remove goods from sale that are unacceptable. If you are
wanting to add to you stall offerings, please send an email to the Booking Officer to have written approval.

Marquee Weights

Stalls must have weights (minimum 4 x 20kg weights – one on each marquee leg) – water/sand/other 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


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.

The general public are permitted to bring dogs (must be on leash and controlled) to the Market as per the
local government laws.


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.

Food Stalls

In accordance with Council and Government regulations all food vendors must have their food license on
display and must have an adequate waste bin behind the counter, and additional bin at the front of the
stall for customer use.

Waste Management

All rubbish to be taken home with you for disposal as per Council requirements. Please ensure no rubbish
is left on site.. 

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 are controlled. These weeds are traditionally known
as ‘noxious’ weeds.
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 Market Manager to discuss if required.


We do not offer powered sites.
Silent/low noise Generators are permitted for food stalls and must be positioned to ensure correct airflow
for cooling and exhaust distribution. 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 on ground
under heavy duty cover. Current tagging of electrical leads is required.

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. Stallholder should come prepared to trade in
windy, rainy, and hot conditions. In the event of inclement weather, the Lions Club Mooloolaba will not be
responsible for any damage that may result. If weather deteriorates during the day approval from Market
Team Leader must be sought before stallholder’s pack and leave.

We offer Credits to be current for up to four (4) weeks provided the stall holder emails the Bookings
Officer prior to 6.00am on the Sunday morning, or has called.


A breach of any of the above conditions may result in trading privileges being withdrawn.