Frequently Asked Questions by Vendors for Abbotsford Convent:

  1. How do I become a stall holder? – Please submit your application through our APPLY online booking system.
  2. What is included in the stall fee? – A Standard 3x3m stall space at the Abbotsford Convent.
  3. How much is the stall fee? – Food vendors (fresh food prepared and consumed on site) are from $125 and all other market stalls are only $65 for the stall space, additional fees might occur for tables, extra power, booking in for multiple market dates and others during booking in via our APPLY section.
  4. What do I need to bring? – Tables, marquee & weights, all your other equipment, power leads, and anything else you might need.
  5. Is the VMM an inside or outside market? – The VMM is an all year outside market unless otherwise stated.
  6. When is bump in/out? – Bump in usually starts from 8am, bump out from 3pm, a detailed email will be sent to participating vendors before market day.
  7. Can I book a table? – Limited number of tables are available for hire, book in early if you need one.
  8. Is power on site included with the fee? – One power outlet per stall is free, an additional 1 comes with a surcharge. Due to limited power on site, there is a maximum of 2 power outlets per stall.
  9. What is the market address? – 1 St Heliers Street, Collingwood, the main gate is opposite the car park.
  10. Do I need insurance? – Yes! Every stall holder is responsible to have legal requirements covered, see our T&Cs via booking system.
  11. Where do I park my car? – All day car parking is available opposite the main entrance at $12/day (unless you can find a free one somewhere).
  12. How many visitors are expected for each market? – Numbers of visitors vary each market but are usually on average between 200 to 1,000. Social media posts and interest in events can be a rough indication. We advise to plan for less rather than more (selling out is the best feeling) and to share the event to all your social media networks, we are the strongest together! 

Frequently Asked Questions by Vendors for St Kilda Esplanade:

  1. How do I become a stall holder? – Please submit your application through our APPLY online booking system.
  2. What is included in the stall fee? – A Standard 3x3m stall space at the St Kilda Esplanade Market.
  3. How much is the stall fee? – Food vendors (fresh food prepared and consumed on site) are from $125 and all other market stalls are only $75 for the stall space, additional fees might occur for power, booking in for multiple market dates and others during booking in via our APPLY section.
  4. What do I need to bring? – Tables, marquee and all your other equipment, power leads, and anything else you might need. We provide screw hooks for the ground to keep your marquee in place.
  5. Is the VMM at SKEM an inside or outside market? – The VMM at St Kilda Esplanade Market is an all year outside market.
  6. When is bump in/out? – Bump in usually starts from 9am, bump out from 5pm, a detailed email will be sent to participating vendors a few days before market day.
  7. Can I book a table? – We do not have tables for rent.
  8. Is power on site included with the fee? – Power for food stalls is provided by a generator and will be calculated upon checkout.
  9. What is the market address? – St Kilda Esplanade Market, St Kilda.
  10. Do I need insurance? – Yes! Every stall holder is responsible to have legal requirements covered, see our T&Cs via booking system.
  11. Where do I park my car? – Car parking is available around the Esplanade.
  12. How many visitors are expected for each market? – Numbers of visitors vary each market but are usually on average between 200 to 1,000. Social media posts and interest in events can be a rough indication. We advise to plan for less rather than more (selling out is the best feeling) and to share the event to all your social media networks, we are the strongest together! 

Frequently Asked Questions by Visitors:

  1. When does the market take place? – Abbotsford Convent: Every second Saturday of the month, 9am till 3pm (unless otherwise stated). St Kilda Esplanade: Every first Sunday of the month, 10am till 4/5pm (depending on season)
  2. Where is the market held? – 1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford Convent in Collingwood and St Kilda Esplanade Market, St Kilda.
  3. How does one get there? – For the Abbotsford Convent there is easy car access via Hoddle and Johnston Streets and Victoria Park train station is a comfortable walk away. St Kilda Esplanade Market has access to trams just down the road.
  4. What are the parking options? – All day parking in the Convent carpark for $12 or other options around the venue. St Kilda Esplanade Market has parking next to the footpath and in a parking lot around the corner.
  5. Are dogs welcome? – Well-behaved dogs are more than welcome and encouraged to be brought along.
  6. Is it a child and family friendly event? – Both markets are child and family friendly.
  7. How about bags for the lovely things to buy? – VMM is a plastic-bag free event, bring your containers, reusable bags and others to even cut down on degradable utensils.
  8. Do vendors take cash or card? – At the Abbotsford Convent there is an ATM on site and a lot of vendors take either or both cash and card at both markets.
  9. What type of stalls are there? – Some permanent, some new local vegan vendors with amazing food, fashion, art, beauty, accessories, education, dog treats, reusable everyday utensils (replacing plastics) and much more.

If we have not answered your question here, please get in touch with us and we will help find a solution in any way we can!