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FAQs

When are the markets open?

Haymarket
Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 6pm
Market City, Haymarket, Sydney City

Flemington
Friday - 10am - 4:30pm
Saturday - 6am - 2:00pm
Sunday - 9am - 4:30pm

Parking available on-site

Are Paddy's Markets open on Public Holidays?

Yes. The markets are open on all Public Holidays except Christmas Day.

Are pets allowed at Paddy's markets?

Pets are not allowed at either location, with the exception of Guide Dogs for the visually impaired or Assistant Dogs.

What time should I arrive to set up at the markets?

On your first day, we recommend that you arrive at the markets 1-1.5 hours prior to the opening of the market. From then on, you can arrive as you see fit, although we do recommend 30 minutes prior to opening every day.

How do I pay for the day?

If you can, you need to book your space at Paddy's Markets at least 24 hours prior to the day if you can.  Here are the steps: 

  1. Complete this enquiry form or any other on this website
  2. We'll contact you via telephone or email with 24-48 hours
  3. We'll confirm your details and requirements (which market and what date) 
  4. We'll email a quote for at least your first starting day at Paddy's Markets. (this gets you into the system and on your way).
  5. You then click on the quote and make an online payment to confirm your spot.
  6. You will receive a receipt of payment to your email address. 
  7. Please bring this receipt on your phone on the day you start to prove you have already paid prior to commencing.


Want to come again?

  1. Email yourteam@paddystrader.com.au to book more dates at Paddy's Markets (most traders do). 

  2. Our team will contact you to discuss the market and dates you wish to book and any promotional pricing that may be on offer.

  3. We'll then send the quote for the month that you pay online just as above.

Please always remember to take your payment receipt on the day.

For Haymarket, please go to the security staff at the Loading Dock when you arrive, let them know you are there, and show your payment receipt. 

For Flemington, please go to the market's staff at the Market Office in Building D (see the map here) when you arrive, let them know you are there, and show your payment receipt. 

 

Alternatively, you can turn up on the day and pay.

However, you are not then in our system and not able to take advantage of promotions, joint marketing of your brand to our thousands of followers, and any special pricing options that may be available. 

 

What size are the spaces at Paddy's Markets?

Generally, the spaces at Flemington are 2.7m x 4.1m and Haymarket 2.1m x 2.7m.

The Swap and Sell Market spaces are a car space being 2.4m x 3.5m.

 

How do I choose my space?

We recommend that you visit the markets the week before you get started to get an idea of which space is available on your day and which space you would prefer.

Then, you need to turn up on the day and set up on that space (or nearby as may be the case) before the markets open.

If you have any problems, then see the staff on-site (security staff at the loading dock at Haymarket and our staff in the Market Office in Building D at Flemington).

Please be aware of other traders and understand that all spaces at the markets are effective. It's also a good idea to connect to other traders as you can work together to refer customers to each other and support each other's endeavours - and have a great day.

Can I book two spaces?

Yes. You can book two spaces either together or apart. If you are hoping to have them together, then given space restrictions on certain days, you will need to arrive earlier at the markets on the day to claim the space or connect with the market's staff for assistance.

Where do I park, and how much is it?

Parking at Flemington is free.

Haymarket stall holders park downstairs and receive a discount on their all-day parking. Please check with the security staff (or even ask another experienced stallholder) if you are unsure.

How do I unload and setup?

For Haymarket, if you are on your first day, or choose to take your stock home, then you will need to take your stock and stands up to the markets prior to the opening of course and from the car park.
 
For Flemington, you can move your car VERY SLOWLY to the market entrances and unload prior to the opening of the market, and then remove the car to the carpark immediately. We expect you as a trader to be vigilant, careful and extremely professional and aware of other people as you go about your business.

PLEASE ADHERE TO ALL DRIVING SPEEDS IN THE MARKET AS THERE ARE PEDESTRIANS EVERYWHERE.

Can I store my stock at Haymarket markets?

Yes. We have lockable stands available and security on site 24/7 if you wish to keep your stock at the markets overnight.

Do I need Public Liability insurance?

We advise you have a level of public liability insurance yourself.

Are there any specific requirements for food retailers?

Yes. If you are selling takeaway food to eat immediately, then you need to compile and submit the following to us via return email:

  • Food Safety Supervisor Certificate - see more at www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/retail/fss-food-safety-supervisors
  • Public Liability Insurance (perhaps search "public liability insurance to trade at markets in nsw" for a range of providers)
  • Social Media Page/s (the link to your Facebook or Instagram pages)
  • Short Overview of your business (quick paragraph that describes your business and food)
  • Food Menu (the selection of food items that you will sell at the markets)
  • Council Approval – Strathfield Council – you can call them on (02) 9748 9999

Do Paddy's Markets engage entertainers?

Yes. If you are an entertainer or provide an experience/performance, then you need to discuss further details with our retail team regarding times, space, locations, type of performance, joint promotions etc.

We welcome your enquiry and are always looking for interesting performers including professionals, education-based presentations, and school or specific dance/singing groups.

What are the standard fees for Paddy's Markets?

Flemington Fees

Market Including GST
Friday Market - Foodie Friday $84.15
Friday Market - Inside $84.15
Friday Market - Inside Fruit and Veg $85.27
Friday Market - Outside Fruit and Veg $85.27
   
Saturday - Fresh Food Inside $129.03
Saturday - Fresh Food Monthly Casual $129.03
Saturday - Swap and Sell (Undercover) $121.18
   
Sunday Market - Inside

$126.80

Sunday Market - Outside

$126.80

 

Haymarket Fees

Market Including GST
Wednesday Market - Regular $78.54
Wednesday Market - Fruit and Veg $78.54
Wednesday Market - Fish / Deli $78.54
   
Thursday Market - Regular $112.20
Thursday Market - Fruit and Veg $112.20
Thursday Market - Fish / Deli $112.20
   
Friday Market - Regular $112.20
Friday Market - Fruit and Veg $112.20
Friday Market - Fish / Deli $112.20
   
Saturday Market - Regular $143.62
Saturday Market - Fruit and Veg $154.84
Saturday Market - Fish / Deli $154.84
   
Sunday Market - Regular $143.62
Sunday Market - Fruit and Veg $154.84
Sunday Market - Fish / Deli $154.84

 

Can I take photos or video at the markets?

Any filming or photography at the market requires a permit and application. Please contact the office to obtain this information. It usually takes approximately 72 hours for the permit application to be reviewed and approved.

How do I lodge a compaint?

How can I become a trader at Paddy's Markets?

You can apply to become a trading stallholder at Paddy's Markets by completing an enquiry form on the Become a Stallholder page.

Once a stallholder application has been submitted, our team will contact you in 1-2 working days.

What Goods are Prohibited at the Markets?

Paddy's Markets does not allow the following products to be sold at the markets:

  • Drugs, drug literature (including clothing that depicts drug messages or scenes) or items intended for the administration or drugs
  • Firearms, ammunition or other prohibited weapons and implements
  • Fireworks
  • Goods or merchandise that cannot be sold by law
  • Goods or merchandise that infringes any copyright, trademark or design
  • Indecent or obscene items or publications
  • Laser pointers
  • Liquor
  • Pirated audio or video cassettes, compact discs, DVDs, Blu-Ray discs, computer games, computer software, etc. and “R4 Cards” and similar devices
  • Tobacco Products (cigarettes, e-cigarettes, tobacco, pipes, lighters and other smoking-related goods) - sale prohibited under the Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008