Specialty merchandise


Seeking general merchandise 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 traders offering specialty merchandise.

Dandenong Market looking for applications for:

  • Locally manufactured goods
  • Hand made goods
  • Collectibles, hobbies and craft
  • Clothing
  • Tools
  • Stationery

 

Why choose Dandenong Market?

A busy and bustling market full of sights and delights, Dandenong Market offers a taste for every season and a treasure in every stall. At Dandenong Market, our traders are the star of the show, sharing insider tips and expert knowledge with our shoppers. From scented soaps to saris, handbags to hair accessories and fashion to figurines, Dandenong Market is the ultimate destination for unique and affordable general merchandise.

Dandenong Market is known as a major retail shopping hub and key tourism attraction in Melbourne's South East, with 5 million shoppers each year. 150 years young, Dandenong Market is the heart of community life, bringing together 150 nationalities under one roof.

Over 200 family-owned businesses have made their home here at Dandenong Market - creating an authentic and bustling shopping experience to rival no other. 

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 its traders a range of support programs including opportunities to participate in regular promotional activities that showcase individual traders businesses and other incentives.

 

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.

 

Casual trading

Dandenong Market is designed to enable approved traders to offer their products on a casual basis. Casual stalls will need to provide a dynamic offer compared to our current market mix to be considered.

Stalls are 2.5m x 3.5m. Casual trader tees are a per day rate:  

  • SUNDAY: $40 (+gst) per day
  • TUESDAY: $55 (+gst) per day. 
  • FRIDAY: $55 (+gst) per day. 
  • SATURDAY: $60 (+gst) per day.

Note: the price includes the hire of one table. Extra tables can be hired at a cost of $5.50 + GST each. The price also includes public liability insurance cover.

To apply for casual trading, 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.


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