FAQ and Apply to Vend

Interested in Vending at the Big Vegan Market? 

If you have something great to offer the world and are interested in getting it out there at the Big Vegan Market there are a few things to cover first. Have a read through the vendor FAQs which covers key criteria for vending at the market and then go on and complete the application form at the bottom of this page. Once submitted we'll be in touch with you shortly. 

Vendor FAQs

What can I sell at Big Vegan Market?

Food, drinks, alcohol, craft, fashion, skincare, services, etc etc etc. Everything you sell, provide, give away, whatever MUST be vegan. Therefore no leather, gelatine, honey, dairy, wool, feathers. No offering honey as an option in drinks, no offering "normal" milk as an option. No animal products whatsoever.

Who can apply for Big Vegan Market?

Big Vegan Market is about small, locally owned and independent businesses showing off their vegan creations. We do not accept applications from networking/multi-level marketing businesses.

Why is the market now 2 days?

There was an overwhelming response to the 2017 Big Vegan Market, with many attendees coming to the one day event. Making the market two days will allow visitors to have more chance to browse the market and purchase products at their own leisure.

Can I trade for 1 day only ?

Unfortunately due to the logistics of loading in and out of the markets and tight timing of the 2 day event, vendors must trade for the set times for both days of the Big Vegan Market. Wouldn't you want to give customers the best chance of checking out what you have to offer by being there for both days anyway?

How many much stock should I bring / how much food should I prepare?

The 2017 Big Vegan Market was VERY busy. There was approximately 13,000 attendees and many vendors had sold out early in the day. Selling out is not good for you, the event, and especially the attendees. The disappointment experienced by attendees that were excited to try your products only to find out that you are completely sold is real. We recommend you make or bring more than you think you'll need.

What is provided in a stall

Because every vendor likes to decorate their stall differently, each stall is a bare shell that is your space to decorate. As each vendor decorates the stall differently, there will be no side divider with your neighbour. This this allows you to place trestle tables up side by side, or have a nice open space, or whatever you choose. Electricity can be provided to your stall but you MUST fill in the electrical requirements form when we send it to you so our electricians know what to provide on the day.

Do I need public liability insurance?

Market Stall Public Liability insurance is mandatory for all stallholders. This is the responsibility of stallholders and not Big Vegan Market.

Can I access power at my stall? 

Yes. Our electricity provider will obtain all stallholder power requirements prior to the event.

What cooking equipment is allowed inside the Royal Exhibition Building?

Food vendors can only prepare food using electrical appliances. Gas appliances/naked flames are not permitted inside the Royal Exhibition Building. Please, note there will NOT be an outdoor area for the 2018 Big Vegan Market.

Shall I provide card payment facilities? 

While we do advise attendees to bring cash and there is an ATM on site, the queue is often lengthy. We strongly advise setting up with card facilities. If you don't have an EFTPOS setup there are other options such as SQUARE and paypal mobile that are quick and easy setups to provide card payment at your stall.

Are there terms and conditions of vending at the market?

Yep, please check them out here: 2018 Big Vegan Market Terms and Conditions

Apply to Vend at the 2018 Big Vegan Market

Fill out the form below to apply for the 2018 Big Vegan Market and submit the form. Please contact us hungry@melbourneveganeats.com if you cannot fill out the form for any reason.