The market is overseen by Bridge Mall Business Association’s Committee and managed by General Manager. The aim is: to provide a genuine farmers market experience for visitors and residents that strengthens opportunities for growers and producers, and provides customers with access to quality products in a relaxed and fun environment.
For the market to be as fun, interesting and practical as possible, we want to ensure a vibrant market mix, focusing on growers, local cottage industries, community-based stalls and sustainable practices. We aim to have no more than two specialised producers of any particular goods and products – therefore the agreement is needed for every item to be sold at the market.
We seek traders that actively promote their involvement (some examples could include: inviting their friends, encouraging reviews from customers, suggesting further marketing opportunities, or recommending amazing new stallholders). We are a passionate and honest management team, that seeks the same from our traders – Actively promoting your attendance builds a vibrant market community, and is proven to increase your sales… and the sales of traders around you (your friends).
The market will continue whatever the weather conditions, through winter and summer. We’re lucky to have such a great all-weather site.
All stallholders need current public liability insurance and purveyors of hot food and snacks will need to hold temporary food premises registration with the council – Street Trader. Hold current Public Liability Isurance and follow Covid Safe protocols established by the Victorian Government and in incordance with the opering guidelines of the Bridge Market.
All food stallholders must trade in accordance with State food handling regulations and other relevant local health laws. The City of Ballarat Health Office may request to visit kitchen premises where products are manufactured and conduct inspections on market day. All stallholders will be expected to comply with minimum requirements of current trading standards regulations regarding labelling and descriptions of goods.
The General Manager
Bridge Mall Business Association
62A Bridge Mall Ballarat
Office: 5331 8948
THE BRIDGE MARKET is held every 1st Saturday of each month
1st Saturday of each month, 9:00am until 1:00pm.
Arrival from 7:00am and complete setup strictly by 8:30am
Shelters must be immediately and properly secured prior to other display setup requirements.
• Site fees per market are $35 (Design Market in Norwich Plaza), $45 (single), $55 (double), power additional $5 (inclusive of GST). Please contact us if Site fees can be paid in advance by direct deposit or paid on the day.
• Please have appropriate money ready for this.