We thank the following organisations that make our market possible:

Valla Beach Community Assn. Nambucca Shire CouncilValla Real Estate Bananacoast Commmunity Credit Union Coffs Coast Isuzu Ute Masterhire Lions Club of Valla         Lions Club of Valla Inc.

Credits

Thanks to the Valla Beach Community Association and Markets team for providing photos and maintaining this website.

Information for Stallholders

2020 COVID-19 Guidelines

We resumed our markets in August and are able to continue, providing all stallholders are aware of and adhere to our COVID-19 Guidelines. We request that all stallholders ensure that they have a copy of our guidelines with them whilst at the market. This is a government requirement. Click here to download a copy of the guidelines.

Booking Requirements

For enquiries about our next market see our Contact page.

Generally speaking we do not require stallholders to confirm their attendance except if the following is applicable to you.

You are a permanent stallholder and cannot attend this market, so we can note you absent on our bookkeeping. We require you to contact us at least 2 days before the market date if you are unable to attend. This will hold your booking for the next market. If you do not contact us to advise you will not attend, you may forfeit your holding fee and site number.
You are selling food or drinks To ensure that we have sufficient space in the food court we need any food or drinks vendors to request and/or confirm attendance.

Please note that all food outlets must have their own insurance cover; we cannot supply casual insurance for such stalls.
You require power Due to the limited availability of powered sites, stallholders needing mains power must book in advance. Likewise, if you have made a booking and are not attending for any reason, then you must notify us beforehand.

Contact the Market Manager no later than the Wednesday prior to the market if you need to book, or cancel, a powered site.

On market day ensure that you arrive well before the market opens at 8am as we need to spend extra time to make the necessary connections.
You want to be in the Community Tent The Community tent has proved very popular for new stallholders, those with seasonal produce, or those with very limited space requirements. It's been so popular, and with the reduced numbers for COVID-19 distancing, you now need to book if you want a spot here. Priority will be given to new starters, seasonal produce, and locally made products or craftwork, but you will need to have reserved a place beforehand.

If you have booked a spot and are unable to make it for any reason then please contact us as soon as possible beforehand. The tent is usually booked out and we have a waiting list so if you have booked a spot but fail to turn up, thus denying another stall holder, we reserve the right to charge you a no-show fee or refuse a future booking.

Arrival and Departure

Vehicles will only be allowed to unload before market opens to the public (6am to 8am) and load only after the market closes (after 1:00pm). This is a Health and Safety regulation! If you wish to leave earlier your vehicle must be escorted by a committee member. After setting up your site, stallholder's vehicles should be moved away from the market area.

Stall Fees

Given the reduction in the number of stalls due to COVID restrictions, and the apparent increased popularity of markets, we require that all sites be booked in advance. We can not guarantee a place to people who have not booked.

It is recommended that all stalls are paid for in advance to the VBCA bank account. Electronic deposit information is available on request to Peter Sobey at

market email address

We are aware that some people are not conversant with internet banking so we do accept cash on the day. Market staff will collect fees from all stall holders after the commencement of the market.

If you decide to leave before your fees have been collected it is your responsibility to come to the market office, located near the shelter shed, and pay your fees.

Insurance

Complying with our insurance commitments is a major requirement for our market's survival. Our permit to run the community market is dependent on all stallholders having verifiable insurance cover on the day so we will be carefully checking stallholders' insurance cover is up to date. Once we have cited your insurance we do not need to see it again until it is renewed.

If you don't have a copy of your current insurance with you on market day, you will need to buy casual stallholder cover for the day, or you may be asked to leave the market.

NOTE: All food vendors must have their own insurance cover.

So please, send a copy of your insurance to

market email address

every time you renew or when you make an online booking, or be prepared to purchase cover for the day, on the day.

Postponement and Cancellation Policy due to Bad Weather

Unless threatened by extreme inclement weather the market will be on. Please note that:

Code of conduct

We ask all people who attend Valla Beach Markets to be respectful of market visitors, stallholders and market volunteers.

Rude language, suggestions and gestures will not be tolerated and may result in expulsion from future markets.

We are all volunteers trying to help the community.

Booking Requirements

For enquiries about our next market see our Contact page.

Generally speaking we require stallholders to confirm their attendance by paying in advance. .