Terms and Conditions for stallholders (reduced Format From DOC 001 Rev F)
The Market operates all year and varies seasonally from 80 to 150 sites. Central sites are 4m by 4m. Perimeter sites are 4m wide but deeper with space for parking. Some sites are powered. Stallholders vehicles are parked exclusively within the park boundary. Stallholders are limited to a maximum of 2 adjacent sites.
Booking & Payment
Bookings & Payments are opened at least a month before the market online via: https://www.trybooking.com/BJHTO Help and advice for booking & cash payment is available by phone 0429 855 623 or email merimbularotarymarket@gmail.com from the market manager. Markets until June 2021 may be booked at any time as a block or as individual sessions. Stallholders select their preferred sites. Sites will be allocated at Rotary’s discretion and Stallholders’ requirements accommodated as practical. Stallholders select sites when booking or are allocated site on arrival. Not For Profit Organisations are recognised and receive 100% discount of site fees. Stallholders will be liable to pay for any Booked site unless:
  • Stallholder cancels up to 16 hours before Market day to receive a 100% refund
  • Stallholder is genuinely unable to attend the market
  • The market is cancelled due to poor weather or other event
Stallholders that have prepaid should apply to market manager for Credit or Refund.
3  Site Fees
Stall fees are:
  • $25 per standard 4m square site
  • extra $5 for stalls with parking
  • extra $5 for stalls with electricity
  • extra $6 for Public Liability Insurance cover (unless stallholder provides own insurance)
  • By Booking online stallholders receive a $5 discount per month.
Stallholders pay $0.50 online ticket fee. Rotary covers bank charges. Cash payment for 3 markets made 1 month ahead of first market receive a $5 discount per month. Cash payment on Market day will be possible; contact Market Manager for details. At the discretion of Rotary, fees may be changed with 30 days-notice.
4  Market Times and Access
Vehicles to be driven carefully at not more than 10 kph
Entry for stallholder from 06:30 am Booked stalls are only held until 07:30 am. Open to public from 08:00am to 12:30pm.
Vehicles must be in designated stallholder parking. NO vehicles in stall areas 08:00am to 12:30pm
All vehicles and stalls must be cleared from the site by 03:00pm as the gates will be locked closed. Overnight parking is prohibited at Ford Park.
5  Insurance
Stallholders must have valid Public Liability Insurance. Policy details can be scanned to merimbularotarymarket@gmail.com  and must be made available to the Market Manager on request. Stallholders operate at their own risk. Stallholder shall save, defend, indemnify, release and hold harmless Rotary, its Market Managers and Volunteers from any claim or charge howsoever arising or caused. Alternatively, Stallholder can be included in Rotary's PLI for $6 per month.
6  Food
Food served to the public shall be wholesome, freshly prepared or cooked with the required skills and care. Food vendors shall comply with BVSC Food Safety guidance which may be reviewed on: https://www.begavalley.nsw.gov.au/cp_themes/default/page.asp?p=DOC-CBU-38-23-04 BVSC Environmental Health Officer shall be notified of food vendors. All food containers, eating implements, tissues/napkins, straws, etc., shall comply with BVSC FOGO guidelines and practices, i.e., be made from paper, cardboard or wood. Stallholders producing food waste must provide bins & remove rubbish.
7  Management, Organisation and Operation
Rotary establishes and operates the market within a defined structure and in compliance with the requirements of Licence. The Market Manager has single point responsibility for control and operation. The Market Manager is assisted by and delegates to Operational  Manager & Assistant Managers. Stallholders are to follow the directions of the respective Managers. The Market Manager reserves right of entry, continuance of Stallholder in the Market, preventing sales of inappropriate goods or materials, abusive or poor behaviour and may cancel the market if events or weather risk safety operation.
8  Rules and Compliance
Rotary conducts the market in accordance with rules set by BVSC in the Development Consent and Licence to operate the Market. Stallholder shall comply with Council's (BVSC’s) safety policy (embedded in the Market Licence documents/en-ca/d5052bb8-2d07-45d3-a965-0dcc44067e03/1), the Rules below and follow the directions of the Market Manager. Rotary reserve right of entry to the Market. The rules are formal requirements. Special arrangements may be accommodated at Market Manager's discretion provided they do not adversely affect others or the operational safety of the market. Stallholders shall act respectfully to others and be mindful of their actions and effects on others. Undue noise or loud music shall not be permitted. Dogs shall be leashed & under good control at all times, at the owners’ risk. Non-Compliant Stallholders will be required to cease trading and / or leave the site at the direction of the Market Manager without refund of fees. The Market is Smoke-Free Environment (Act 2000 & Reg 2016). The Market may be cancelled due to inclement weather or other events that adversely affect public safety or enjoyment. Paid Fees for cancelled market shall be credited to Stallholder. Stallholders shall comply with specific laws and codes:
  • Crown Lands Management Act 2016 including Sections 2.20 & 3.43
  • National Food Safety Standards 3.2.2, 3.2.3, and meet requirements of Food Act 2003 and Food Regulations 2015
  • All dogs - whether leashed or not - are prohibited within 10m of children’s play area and public food preparation & consumption areas.
  • No recreational animals are permitted at the Market.
  • Ensure Temporary Structures comply with BCA part H102
  • Ensure inspection of amusements devices to Section 68 Local Government Act 1993 and NSW Work Health and Safety Regulations 2011.
  • Vehicles and trailers shall be roadworthy and correctly insured and licenced.
  • Local generators shall comply with Australian requirements at time of purchase and be located to minimise noise / fumes.
  • Ensure electrical installations comply with AS3000 and AS3002 including:
    • Electrical leads are tagged
    • Cables are not trip hazards
    • Electrical outlets are protected by RCDs
    • Joints and connections are not accessible by public or exposed to damp conditions.
    • Distribution boards or adaptors are not permitted (except as permanently wired to Stallholder's vehicle / caravan).
9  Environment
Ford Park is a public area in a residential road. Stallholders shall minimise their intrusion on the peace and privacy of residents. The grounds are managed by BVSC and stallholders shall ensure their actions do not harm the environment or damage the grounds, plantings or facilities of Ford Park.
10  Safety
Rotary is committed to safe operation as documented in Market Org & Ops Procedures & CV19 Safety Plan. Stallholders use the site and the facilities of the market at their own risk. Vehicles shall be driven and manoeuvred in a cautious manner recognising the shared pedestrian access nature of the site, the proximity to personnel and often limited views from market vehicles with trailers etc. Stallholders are obligated to implement Safe Systems to manage safety risks according to Work Health and Safety Act and Regulations 2011, & NSW Government provisions  to combat COVID 19 & be aware of their duty of care for their actions in a public environment.
11 Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
These Terms and Conditions are inherently accepted by the Stallholder attending the Market. This document will available for Stallholders to review on the website link https://rotaryclubofmerimbula.com.au/markets/ and is a checkpoint in the online booking system. Stallholders are required to acknowledge their acceptance of the Terms and Conditions on booking their site.