Market stalls

Anyone who wishes to operate a market stall for the sale of food within the Inner West Council 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 market stall application form. Please also read the Temporary Food Premises Code for further information about minimum requirements for the operation of stalls in the Inner West Council area.
  2. An application fee. See the "application fees" details on Council's fees and charges document.
  3. An insurance policy.
  4. If applicable, a confirmation letter from the appropriate council of any off-site food preparation areas.
  • Applications must be submitted at least five 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 working days for the processing of any market stall application.

Market stall application form and the 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.

Application fees

Please see Council's fees and charges page for all associated fees (search for "application fees").

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);
  • Inner West Council must be nominated as an interested party;
  • Public liability must be valued at $10 million; and
  • Product liability must be valued at $10 million.

Fee or licencing enquiries

If you have an enquiry about market stall food premises, please contact Council online:

General enquiry

Fee or licencing enquiry

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-3pm 
To book a stall: 
Phone 02 9315 7011
How to get there: Bus 432, 433, 434, 440, and 445

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: Phone 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: Phone 0451 637 701 or email
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.

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.

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