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FAQs - Night Food Markets

Everything you need to know to have a great trading night.

What are the public opening hours?

At this stage the Night Food Markets at Paddy's Markets Flemington are due to be held on the following dates: 

Saturday 5th February 2020 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday 5th March 2020 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Saturday 2nd April 2020 - 6:30pm - 10:30pm

What time do we arrive to set up?

Food Traders - Between 4:30pm - 5:30pm

Food traders should arrive between 4:30pm - 5:30pm to set up their truck or stand. This allows time to get into the space, connect any power that you may require, set up your promotional banners, meet the people on either side of you, and generally settle into the market. 

General Merchandise Traders - Between 5pm - 5:30pm

General goods traders should arrive between 5:00pm - 5:45pm to set up their stand. This allows time to get into the space, connect any power that you may require, set up your promotional product displays and banners, meet the people on either side of you, and generally settle into the market. 

Are pets allowed at Paddy's Night Food Markets?

No. Pets are not allowed at Paddy's Night Food Markets with the exception of Guide Dogs for the visually impaired or official Assistant Dogs.







How many other vendors will be at the Night Food Markets?

The Night Food Markets are growing again post covid lockdowns. So please get in quick if you are thinking of attending. 

We will expand the offering to cater for as many people as we can - however we are limited by space and the need to ensure those vendors who do attend have an opportunity to return a healthy profit on the night.

Therefore, we will be limiting the number of offerings in each category to 2-3 depending on the category. So please get in quick. 

Complete the form on this page now.

How do I pay for the Paddy's Night Food Markets?

We will be asking all traders to pay online in our Night Food Markets payment portal prior to the event. 

You will receive a receipt of payment via email that you should take on the night in case you wish to verify your payment. 

This will avoid the need to pay on the night - and allow you to focus on your success at the markets. 

What size are the spaces at Paddy's Night Food Markets?

Generally, the spaces are 3m x 3m however you will get eth space that you need within reasonable bounds to move around your struck or stall, and to have a queue out front. 

How do I choose my space?

The earlier you book the more chance you will have of securing your preferred space.

We will allocate a space to you well prior to the night and make every effort to give you one that you prefer. 

If you have any problems on the night, then please see the staff on-site in the Market Office in Building D.

Please be aware of other traders and understand that all spaces at the Night Food Markets are effective. 

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 potential space restrictions on the night, it is best if you book as soon as possible.

Where do I park, and how much is it?

Parking at Flemington is free.

Food trucks will park in situ.

Other vendors will park either behind their stand pending their location,m or move their vehicles up into the car park levels well prior to the event opening to the public.

See our representatives on the night should you have any questions at that time.

How do I get power on the night?

We supply power on the night via a generator. However, this has a limited capacity so it is allocated on a first-in-first-served basis.

How do I unload and setup?

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.

Will the car show be there on the night?


We are very pleased to confirm that the Automotive Dimensions Feast & The Furious car show will be held on the night.

This show brings a massive hungry crowd that wants to be fed on the night - and often with friends who want to shop as well.

Are there any specific requirements for selling food on the night?

Yes. All food trucks and stallholders need to compile and submit the following to us before we can book you in: 

  • 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.

Can I take photos or video on the night?

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 trade at the standard daytime Paddy's Markets?

You can apply to become a daytime trading stallholder at either Haymarket or Flemington 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 are the fees?

Please complete the enquiry form for details.

Early Bird Fees are:

$300 plus GST for food trucks and food stalls.

$150 plus GST for approved general merchandise vendors.

The fees are $100 higher if you book after February 1st 2022.

Standard Rate (Food Truck and Stall): $400 plus GST ($440 inc GST) 

Early Birds: $300 plus GST ($330 inc GST) – booked by June 30

General Goods: $100 plus GST ($110 inc GST)

Coffee Traders: $150 plus GST ($165 inc GST)