Operating a market

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To find local markets near you visit the What's On Tweed events calendar.

Approvals for operating a market

Public markets take place on both public (Council) land and private land.

Markets on private land require development consent approval and are operated by a private person or organisation under the conditions of consent.

To find out about market approvals contact Council’s Development Assessment Unit on 02 6670 2400.

Want to sell food at a market or event, such as a food van/truck? Find out what approvals you need on the food businesses page.

Community markets

Community markets are markets held on public land under the control of Council. They take place in locations including Pottsville, Kingscliff, Murwillumbah and Tweed Heads. These markets are not directly controlled or operated by Council.

Every 3 years Council calls for expressions of interest from any person or group interested in operating a community market.

Once submissions are determined, Council issues successful applicants with an approval to operate a market for 3 years, under the Local Government Act 1993.

All advertising, bookings and day to day management of these markets are by the approved operators.

Current market approvals expire on 1 November 2023

See current approved community markets below:

Market Manager Emails
Kingscliff Beachside Market Kingscliff (Jack Bayliss Park) Lions Club of Kingscliff Inc. kingscliffmarkets@gmail.com
Finders and Keepers Market Knox Park - Murwillumbah Curl Creative Events & Marketing curlcreative@outlook.com
Pottsville Markets Pottsville (Philip Street) Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre markets@pbnc.org.au
SALT Beach Markets Kraken Events -Sharna Sirris krakenevents@gmail.com
Tweed Heads Markets - Recreation St Tweed Heads Community Men Shed Inc. thcmshed@gmail.com
Tweed Heads (Jack Evans Boat Harbour) Curl Creative Events & Marketing

Markets held less than 4 times a year will be assessed under our Market Policy and within the requirements of the Event Application and/or Development Consent Process. This includes requests for markets located indoors at Council premises, such as community centres and halls.

Tumbulgum Farmers Market

These markets promote locally grown produce from residents in the area.

Unlike other markets, there are no set times or days - they can be operated any time between 7 am and 6 pm on any day - stall operators decide when they want to promote their produce for sale.

If you're a Tweed resident interested in promoting your locally grown produce at these markets, complete an Application for Tumbulgum Farmers Market(PDF, 183KB) for consideration by Council and email to tsc@tweed.nsw.gov.au (Attention Team Leader - Rangers).

Approvals are valid for 12 months.

Location: corner of Riverside Drive and Tweed Valley Way.