Frequently asked questions
How do I apply for a stall at Markit?
All applications must be completed using our online application form. You will be required to upload three product images with your application, no more than 500kb each.
Who can apply and what can I sell?
Markit is a high-profile market for independent designers in Australia. The market is open to anyone who designs, makes or manufactures their product. Independent design retailers will also be considered.
Can I share a stall?
Markit does not permit shared stalls. We will however consider applications from design collectives under a single name. One application form should include details of all products available for sale. A single point of contact must be provided for all groups or collectives.
When and where is Markit held?
Markit is a biannual event held in May and December each year. The market runs for one day only, on a Sunday from 10am-5pm. Markit is located in the Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre at Federation Square, Melbourne.
I was a stallholder previously — can I apply again?
Yes, you are welcome to apply again, however, please note that previous participation does not guarantee a successful application. Applications will be assessed against the selection criteria and the type and number of similar applications received.
What is the opening date for applications?
Applications open approximately 3–4 months before each event. Dates are provided on the website closer to the event.
Do I need an ABN?
Traders are not required to have an ABN.
Do I need Public Liability Insurance?
$10 million Public Liability insurance for conducting business outside of normal premises is compulsory for all stallholders. A certificate of currency must be attached to your registration form. If you do not have your own insurance Markit can provide cover for you for an additional fee of $50.00 per stall.
What will be provided for stallholders?
Included in the stall costs
• Standard trestle table – approx. 1.8 m (L) x 0.75 m (W) x 0.94 m (H)
• A white table cloth for each trestle
• A link to your website from the Markit website ‘designer directory’ for 6 months.
When will I be notified if my application is successful?
Stallholders will be notified by email approximately 14 days after applications close. Dates are provided on the website closer to the event.
What do I do next if my application is successful?
You will be contacted via email and provided with details regarding payment of fees and insurance requirements. Payment terms are 21 days. You will need to provide details of any signage and/or display material that you may wish to use.
What if I cancel my application?
Cancellation between 60 and 21 days prior to the event will in incur a 25% cancellation fee.Refunds are not available for cancellations less than 21 days prior to the event.
What if it rains?
Markit is an under-cover market so will trade as normal in wet weather. However, some stalls are not within the walled area of the Atrium (although they are still under roof cover) and may be affected in the unlikely event that weather conditions, such as strong winds, become extreme. In this case, a full refund is available if the stallholder decides to pack up their stall before 1pm.
If my application is accepted, what type of marketing material should I provide?
Designers are chosen at the organisers discretion for our marketing campaign. Unfortunately not all stallholders can be included. If contacted by Markit’s promotions department, you will be asked to supply a high-resolution product image (JPEG format, 300dpi, minimum 2MB file size) for promotional use.
How will Markit be promoted?
Markit is promoted with e-newsletters to our 21,000+ subscribers as well as an extensive marketing campaign including print, online ads and social media. Banners and signage are used to promote the event throughout Federation Square on the day of the market.
Can I choose my stall position?
Markit organisers will allocate stall positions at the market. If you have specific needs you can make a request in the ‘Notes’ section of your application.
E.g. if you have lighting products you may request not to be placed in direct light.
The Atrium and Deakin Edge Theatre are lit with a combination of overhead lighting and natural light (many of the walls are designed with glass), creating a beautiful ambient light. Markit does not supply additional lighting. If you require a specific lighting situation (e.g. less light for designers selling lighting products), please indicate in the notes on your application form.
A limited number of stalls are positioned along venue walls. Please specify in the 'Notes' section of the application form if you would prefer to be in front of a wall or if you would like to bring your own backing wall/display. Please note, we are not always able to accommodate all requests/preferences but will do our best.
TAPES AND ADHESIVES MUST NOT BE USED ON VENUE WALLS.
When can I set up and pack down my stall?
Bump in begins at 7am on the morning of the market and bump out begins at 5pm. These times must be strictly adhered to. You will receive a stallholder manual 6 weeks prior to the event.
Can I park at Federation Square?
The Federation Square car park is the closest car park to the market and costs $16.00 for the day. Please check clearance height if driving a van with roof racks.
Are there credit card, EFTPOS or banking facilities available?
An automatic teller machine is located next to the 7-Eleven at Federation Square on the corner of Swanston and Flinders St’s. If you require power for your own Eftpos machine, please request power to your stall in your application. Please note, island stalls do not have access to power.
Will there be food and drinks available?
Markit has its own pop-up cafe area downstairs in the Deakin Edge Theatre where food and drinks will be available for purchase on the day. There are also a number of cafés operating within Federation Square.
stall sizes and costs
EMERGING DESIGNERS 'MINI-STALL': $200 + gst
(1m frontage x 1.5m deep)
1/2 trestle and table cloth supplied
Mini stalls are only available to emerging designers who have not previously held a stall at Markit. Emerging designers are allocated one trestle table to be shared with one other emerging designer (total display area 900mm x 750mm).
Note: Freestanding backing walls are not permitted in mini-stalls.
ISLAND STALL: $400 + gst
(2m frontage x 1.5m deep)
1 trestle and table cloth supplied
Note: Freestanding backing walls are not permitted in island stalls for safety reasons, as the central space is shared with other stallholders. Power is not available to island stalls.
SINGLE STALL: $500 + gst
(2m x 2m)
1 trestle and table cloth supplied
CORNER STALL: $800 + gst
(2.55m wide x 2m deep, total corner frontage 4.55m)
2 trestles (in an L-shaped configuration) and 2 table cloths supplied
Note: Restricted display height may apply in some stall locations – please specify in application notes if you will be bringing a large backing wall/display.
DOUBLE STALL: $1000 + gst
(4m frontage x 2m deep)
2 trestle tables and 2 table cloths supplied
TRIPLE ISLAND STALL: $1200 + gst
3 trestle tables (in a triangular configuration) and 3 table cloths supplied