The Finders Keepers

Apply for a Stall

Welcome to the Finders Keepers application page. Are you ready to join our creative community?

On this page you'll find everything you need to know on how to apply for a Finders Keepers market. We also invite you to explore our many years worth of handy hints, tips and tricks!

With many markets under our belts, we've streamlined the application process so you can apply via a simple online form. 

First up please read our Application Criteria in full before applying, and our Stallholder FAQ's for more info. These both contain vital information about our processes and will answer most of your questions. You'll also find useful resources we prepared earlier about applying for the markets here.

First timer? If you're new to the Finders Keepers we welcome you to apply for a debut stall. It's a one time opportunity that we offer for new and startup businesses at a cheaper subsidised price. We now have two options: either debut design stall or debut fashion stall. You'll find it in the price lists below. Want to go a little bigger? You can absolutely select a bigger stall size from our options for your first time too.

What is new for our 2020 markets? We're introducing a brand new stall size! Our new 3m x 2m stall has landed and is the perfect upgrade between a 2m and 4m stall. Great for those wanting to transition to a middle sized stall.

We're now opening ALL of our seasonal applications on the same day and staggering the closing dates to give you more time to apply and get your applications sorted (if applying for multiple events), all at the same time!

Another big update is we're now separating Design and Food Applications. They're a completely different form with different opening and closing times. See below under application Opening and Closing dates for the full schedule.

Application Process

Stallholder applications for the markets are only available if they are listed below under 'Application Forms'. The form can be accessed by the 'Apply Now' button which will be visible only once applications have been open. If it says 'Upcoming' please check back in on its opening date..

If you're filling out an application for the first time: When starting your application you will be asked to enter your email address and choose a password. This will become your new account login upon application submission. (Please note, you won't be able to set up an account outside of the application open times).

What do you need to Apply? You'll be required to share some business details, product images and necessary documentation. We'd suggest preparing these details before you start the application process. We also highly recommend you apply from a desktop computer and not a smartphone or tablet.

Already have a log in? If you've applied for a Finders Keepers markets since SS17, your details will be pre-saved and this will help streamline the process for you.  You'll need to login to your account and complete a new application form. Huzzah!

Once you complete your application, you will receive TWO confirmations.

  • A message 'successfully sent' message will be displayed on your screen once you submit an application online; and
  • You'll receive an email to confirm your application has successfully been received.

Missed the application dates and want to apply? Sorry you missed out! We often have long waiting lists! However if you want to join the queue,feel free to email us and request to fill out a late application form.

Please note: you will not get contacted unless you fill a waiting list spot that we require.

Please kindly note: The Finders Keepers does not accept 'expressions of interest' emails as part of the application process. In addition, The Finders Keepers Markets are for Australian based residents only, and you will be required to supply an ABN (Australian Business Number)

Love from our Community

"I love how Finders Keepers brings together makers from all over Australia and creates such a strong badass community. Each event always has a real family vibe (just like a family reunion) where you get to catch up with your interstate mates and meet so many new like minded creatives."

Carly from a Public Holiday

"Since I started working with FK it's been nothing but love. The support, communication, and opportunities are outstanding. It's given my little business the platform to grow and bloom in so many ways. People that come to Finders Keepers are there to meet the makers. They care about the love we put into making our creations. There is something super special about that connection."

Rhiannon from Yalu Apothecary

"We've made special friendships and important business contacts from markets over the years – Finders Keepers have shaped our lives, lifestyle and business in many great ways."

Natalie from Corner Block Studio

Design Stall Options and fees

Stallholder fees cover the 3 days of market trade (they are NOT daily fees). Costs for each city vary slightly and are outlined as follows:

Sydney - Design stall costs

Melbourne - Design stall costs

Brisbane - Design stall costs

Additional Costs

Food Stall Options and fees

Please check back for updates on new 2020 Food Stall options and fees to be posted here before applications open!

Opening and Closing dates for 2020

Applications for Designers only:

  • ALL AW20 Design Applications Open: 28th October 2019
  • Sydney AW20 Applications Close: 25th November 2019
  • Brisbane AW20 Applications Close: 10th February 2020
  • Melbourne AW20 Applications Close: 2nd March 2020
  • ALL SS20 Design Applications Open: 4th May 2020
  • Melbourne SS20 Applications Close: 8th June 2020
  • Brisbane SS20 Applications Close: 29th June 2020
  • Sydney SS20 Applications Close: 3rd August 2020

Applications for Food & Beverages only:

  • ALL AW20 Food Applications Open: 27th January 2020
  • Sydney AW20 Applications Close: 24th February 2020
  • Brisbane AW20 Applications Close: 23rd March 2020
  • Melbourne AW20 Applications Close: 13th April 2020
  • ALL SS20 Food Applications Open: 26th June 2020
  • Melbourne SS20 Applications Close: 20th July 2020
  • Brisbane SS20 Applications Close: 10th August 2020
  • Sydney SS20 Applications Close: 14th September 2020

Application forms for 2020

Sydney Autumn / Winter 2020 - Design @ The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve from Fri 22nd May – Sun 24th May

Applications open Mon 28th October 1:30PM and close on Mon 25th November 11:59PM

Apply

Brisbane Autumn / Winter 2020 - Design @ Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee from Fri 19th June – Sun 21st June

Applications open Mon 28th October 1:30PM and close on Mon 10th February 11:59PM

Apply

Melbourne Autumn / Winter 2020 - Design @ Royal Exhibition Building from Fri 10th July – Sun 12th July

Applications open Mon 28th October 1:30PM and close on Mon 2nd March 11:59PM

Apply