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Anyone who wishes to operate a market stall for the sale of food within the Leichhardt area must be registered and approved with Council. 

Food for sale includes all prepared and pre-packaged food.

Application for Food Market Stalls

The following information must be submitted to Council for approval prior to the commencement of a food market stall:

  • 1. A completed pdf-new-icon.gifMarket Stall Application Form (PDF 201.1KB).  Please also read the Temporary Food Premises Code for further information about minimum requirements for the operation of stalls in the Leichhardt area
  • 2. An application fee.  See Application Fees details
  • 3. An insurance policy.  See Insurance Policy details
  • 4. If applicable, a confirmation letter from the appropriate Council of any off-site food preparation areas.

Applications must be submitted at least five (5) working days prior to trading at any market. 

Lodgement of an application form does not constitute approval to commence operations. 

Trading at any market can only commence once a laminated permit has been issued by Council. 

Please allow at least two (2) working days for the processing of any market stall application.

Market Stall Application Form and Temporary Food Premises Code

The Market Stall Application Form can be downloaded via the attached document below.

The Temporary Food Premises Code states minimum requirements for the operation of stalls in the Leichhardt area. All food market stalls operating in the Council area must comply with the requirements of the Food Act 2003 and Temporary Food Premises Code.  

pdf-new-icon.gifTemporary Food Premises Code  (PDF 31KB)

Application Fees

  • The application fee is a non-refundable pro-rata fee of $210.00 per stall.
  • The fee applicable relates to the month in which the application is lodged to Council. Please refer to a break-down of fees below:-

              July 2014                         $210.00 
              August 2014                   $192.00 
              September 2014           $175.00 
              October 2014                 $157.50 
              November 2014            $140.00 
              December 2014            $122.50 
              January 2015                 $105.00 
               February 2015               $87.50 
               March 2015                    $70.00 
               April 2015                       $52.50 
               May 2015                        $35.00 
              June 2015                       $17.50 

  • It should be noted that the application fee does not include inspection fees. Inspection fees will be charged after the completion of any inspections undertaken by Council’s Health Officers. Inspection fees are charged at $140.00 per inspection. 

Insurance Policy

The insurance policy must include the following information:

  • Show a current expiry date (the policy must not expire prior to the end of the current financial year period);
  • Leichhardt Council must be nominated as an interested party;
  • Public liability must be valued at 10 million dollars; and
  • Product liability must be valued at 10 million dollars. 

Market Organiser Contact Details

Who do I contact?

Rozelle Markets 
  • Where: Rozelle Public School, 663 Darling Street, Rozelle NSW 2039 
  • When: Every Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm 
  • To book a stall: Ph: (02) 9818 5373 
                                Bookings for Saturday call on Tuesdays 11am-3pm 
                                Bookings for Sunday call on Wednesdays 11am-3pm 
  • How to get there: Bus 432, 433, 434, 440, 445 and the 500 
Orange Grove Farmer's Market 
  • Where:
    Orange Grove Public School, 2-8 Perry Street, Lilyfield NSW 2040 
  • When:
    Every Saturday morning 8am-1pm 
  • To book a stall:
    Ph: (02) 9999 2226  
  • How to get there:
    Light rail (Lilyfield stop) with a short walk to Perry St via Balmain Road. 
    Buses 440 and 445 
Balmain Market 
  • Where:
    St Andrews Church, 217-223 Darling Street (cnr Curtis Road) Balmain NSW 2041 
  • When:
    Every Saturday 8:30am-4pm 
  • To book a stall:
    Mobile: 0451 637 701
  • How to get there:
    Buses 442 and 445 
    Ferry to Balmain Wharf (connects to the above buses)

Weekly Markets

The following markets operate regularly in the local area.

Orange Grove Farmer's Market 

  • When: 8am-1pm on Saturdays
  • Where: Orange Grove Public School Grounds, Rozelle.
  • What:
    Organic foods including fruit and vegetables, meat, chicken, bread and dried goods to name a few. Fresh French breads and pastries, free range eggs, organic coffee, vegan and vegetarian dishes, smoked trout, honey and various teas and herbs are also a common sight. There are also various plants, antiques, and clothing available.

Rozelle Market

  • When 9am-4pm on Saturdays
  • Where: Rozelle Public School Grounds, Rozelle.
  • What:  
    Rozelle Market also known as the second-hand market, boasts a huge range of furniture, crafts, clothing, jewellery, records, food, books and other treasures.  Set in historic surrounds, this market has a great atmosphere for everyone to enjoy all weekend.

Balmain Market  

  • When: 9am-4pm on Saturdays
  • Where: St Andrews Congregational Church grounds, Balmain.
  • What: 
    A popular food hall, clothing, homewares, crafts, jewellery, furniture, books and the like are packed into a tree-lined courtyard create an ideal day out.