Operating Guidelines and Conditions


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.

  • No pack up prior to 1:00pm. Stalls must not be dismantled until the market closes, even if all goods are sold.
  • The Market Manager will endeavour to provide stallholders with the same site each month, but this is not guaranteed.
  • Stallholders are responsible for bringing their own equipment, for setting up and for leaving the site and communal areas clean and tidy.


  • Entry to the Mall site is one way via Peel Street.
  • No vehicle movement or access between 8:30am and 1:00pm.
  • Vehicles entering and exiting the Mall must have their hazard warning lights flashing and drive at less than 10kph.
  • Vehicles must be unloaded and removed from the site prior to any site setup.
  • Sites should be fully dismantled prior to bringing your vehicle on-site for packing up. This will eliminate congestion in the throughway.
  • Stallholders who seek their vehicles on-site must discuss this requirement with management for approval. Notification of any change of vehicle or trailer from previous markets must be given.


  • Sites available are 3m x 3m. Allowance may be made for larger sites to accommodate trailers, vans and 6m x 3m marquees subject to available space.
  • Decisions regarding any site changes and/or provision of additional site space will be done so at the discretion of the Market Manager for the benefit of the market in its’ entirety.
  • Power is available, however, the total number of powered sites available is limited.
  • Where power is provided, the stallholder must provide all power leads from their site to the electrical connection in approved condition.


• 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.