Food stall

Seeking ready-to-eat food traders

Dandenong Market is always on the lookout for traders who have dynamic and diverse offers that will enhance the experience of our visitors. The Market is happy to discuss new business opportunities with prospective permanent traders offering ready-to-eat food.

We are seeking authentic street food that provides a genuine cultural exchange.


Why choose Dandenong Market?

Dandenong Market is known as a major retail shopping hub and key tourism attraction in Melbourne's South East, with 4.5 million shoppers each year. 150 years young, Dandenong Market is the heart of community life, bringing together 150 nationalities under one roof.

Dandenong Market is known as a foodie destination with over 20 traders offering delicious ready-to-eat meals in three locations: Market Square, the Northern Food Court and the Meat, Fish and Deli Hall. From dumplings to devilled chicken, burek to bánh mì and poffertjes to pies, Dandenong Market celebrates world cuisine.

Join a community of over 200 family-owned businesses in Melbourne’s South East.

Dandenong Market offers low start-up opportunities with flexible licensing arrangements. Choose from open stalls with minimal start-up capital offering casual, monthly or yearly licenses, longer term leases with traditional shop fronts that still enjoy the benefits that market trading offers.

Dandenong Market offers our traders a range of support programs including opportunities to participate in regular promotional activities that showcase individual trader's businesses and other incentives.


Food stalls

The rate for stalls varies depending on the size of the stall, use of the stall and the location of the stall.

To be considered for a stall, complete and return the Expression of Interest (EOI) form located in the downloads section at the bottom of this page, or collect one from the Dandenong Market Office (40 Cleeland Street, Dandenong, 3175).  

All applications are subject to the discretion of Dandenong Market Management.


Events and festivals

For events and festivals, please see our Event and Festival leasing page.