This page is your go-to for market info – we email updates but also post everything there for easy access.
Next market: June 2022
The Riverbank Markets Yass is held at the Riverbank Park, 15 Comur St, Yass. (Google Maps link)
Lunala Pty Ltd trading as Riverbank Markets.
Stallholder information page – https://riverbankmarkets.com.au/stallholder-info/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/RiverbankMarkets
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/riverbankmarkets/
Email – email@example.com
On the day of the markets, the market manager and market coordinator are available at the Farmhouse Pet Treats stand.
Stall Fees (including GST) as at Feb 2021
- 4m x 4m ground area $25.00
- Each extension of equivalent size $15.00
- For example, two 4m x 4m areas is $40.
If you do not have your own public and product liability insurance, we have a limited number of day insurance covers at $15.00.
Power fees are currently waived.
Power is charged separately depending on usage requirements.
- 10amp $10.00
- 15amp $15.00
- 32amp 3-phase $32.00
Fees may be paid by direct deposit, paypal, or cash/card on market day. For direct deposit the details are:
Account Name: Lunala Pty Ltd
Account number: 39101219
Requirements for paying by EFT as follows:
- Payments to be made by COB Wednesday prior to market at the latest
- Identify stall name in Description
- Email EFT receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Receipts will be emailed for all EFT payments.
You may also pay via PayPal (to email@example.com), or on the morning before setup with cash or credit card.
Please read the Market Rules page
Stallholders must be approved (once) to attend, and may do so by completing the Stallholder Application form
Your application form must be received by Riverbank Markets by close of business on the 15th of each month before your first attendance at the market. If the form is not received by this time you may find that your requirements for site location, access, shelter or power can not be met on the day.
All applications are assessed by Riverbank Markets taking into account the size of the market, the quality of the offered goods and the type, range and variety of existing stallholder products. New stallholders may be interviewed by the committee to ensure they meet the requirements for the type of stall proposed.
To ensure a suitable balance of diversity for customers and market share for vendors, products and stall types will be limited at the discretion of Riverbank Markets.
The Riverbank Markets aim to maintain a high quality of goods offered for sale at the market and encourages the following types of products and services from local residents, producers and businesses:
- produce that is farmed, grown, cooked or made locally,
- fresh and packaged food items,
- fine art and craft,
- live animals and their products,
- second-hand goods,
- charity fundraiser sausage sizzles, and
- other goods of a similar nature as determined by Riverbank Markets.
Examples of the stalls that Riverbank Markets has endorsed for regular attendance are as follows:
- bread, fruit, vegetables, eggs, beef, wine, jams, chutney, honey, chillies, and tea
- breads, rolls, savoury pastries, cakes and sweets
- native plants, garden plants, fruit trees, succulents and shrubs
- live animals (alpacas, chickens and sheep) and their products
- pottery, hand sewn quilts, cushions, handmade bags, horseshoe art,
- rustic metal and woodwork, garden ornaments and furniture,
- second-hand book stall,
- home garden produce,
- Information stalls.
Riverbank Markets emphasise the community nature of our market and the opportunity it provides for local and regional suppliers of goods and services, hobby farmers, community and home gardeners, associated artisan producers and local community groups.
In keeping with this, Riverbank Markets discourage products or services of the following types:
- new product that has no value added to them by stallholders or local suppliers,
- products sourced from another State or overseas and sold as is,
- commercial franchise products that clearly conflicts with products on offer by local businesses and the spirit of the market as outlined in the charter, and
- the on-selling of third party products, unless those products do not compete with existing stallholders.
These products may be allowed at the discretion of Riverbank Markets with consideration given to the range of products already available at the market.
Regular/monthly bookings are automatically assigned a site. To maintain this status a stallholder must not miss more than two consecutive markets without prior approval. If two consecutive markets are missed without alerting us, that stallholder will be changed to ‘casual’.
Regular stallholders will receive an email three weeks prior to the market stating they are booked in, and asking them to let us know if they are not attending. Non-attendance without notice or non-payment of fees may result in being reclassified as a casual booking.
Regular stallholders will be allocated sites towards the ‘front’ of the markets and will retain their site for future markets unless a change is requested by the stallholder or market management.
Casual bookings are assigned a site after all regular stallholders are allocated and will be given a site on a first-in first-served basis. A site is not assured.
Casual stallholders will receive an email three weeks prior to the market stating they are not booked and asking them to confirm if they intend to attend.
Bookings can be cancelled without detriment up to 4PM on the Wednesday prior to the market.
Cancellations after this time or no-shows without cancellation result in an administrative overhead for the Markets for the resultant market and may result in vendor requirements not being fully satisfied in subsequent markets.
It is our intention to run the markets monthly, and will only cancel due to public health orders, if Yass Valley Council direct us to cancel, or if weather or river conditions pose a risk to public safety. Cancellation notices will be emailed and posted online.
The location of all stalls is at the direction of the market staff. This will take into account the layout of the grounds and vendor’s requirements for space, shelter, power, and access, when the attendance of the vendor is notified as per Bookings above. General principles applying to stall assignment are:
- Stall spaces will be pre-assigned for each market to keep an organised look and feel to the market layout.
- Established stallholders will be given first priority such that they, and the attending public, can expect the same location for each market.
- Where there are overlapping requirements between stallholders, preference will be accorded on a first booked, first served basis.
In general, a new stall assignment (layout) plan will be generated for each market. Riverbank Markets reserves the right at any time to alter the size, shape and position of layout plans as may be necessary for the best interests, risk management and legal requirements of the market.
Times for the Riverbank Markets Yass are 10am to 2pm each fourth Sunday of the month.
Stall holder access to the site is from 8:00am. Any site occupied before that time may be moved if it contradicts the intent of that day’s layout plan.
You must check in with the market staff upon arrival and before setting up your site.
Stalls cannot be dismantled before 2:00pm, unless the vendors goods are sold out, or unforeseen exceptional events occur. In either case, contact Riverbank Markets staff for endorsement and assistance.
Stallholders may bring their vehicles to their allocated stall position in order to unload and set up their stalls prior to the market, and to pack away their stalls after the market.
All vehicles except those with a specific exemption granted by the Riverbank Markets Yass Committee should be parked in the designated exhibitor parking area before 09:40am.
All Stallholders must take great care with their vehicles while driving, unloading and reloading equipment and produce around the market to avoid creating a hazard to pedestrians.
The use of hazard lights is required for all moving vehicles.