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 and tips and tricks!

With many markets under our belt (and doing this for ten years), we’ve simplified the application process so you can now apply via a simple online form. It’s easy as pie.

But first, 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 which is our entry point stall. It’s a one time opportunity for new and startup businesses at a cheaper subsidised price. We now have two options our debut design stall and our debut fashion stall. You’ll find it in the price lists below. Want to go something bigger? You can absolutely select a bigger stall size from our options for your first time.

Application Process

Stallholder applications for the markets are only available if they are listed below. Links to our application forms will be posted clearly next to each event date once submissions are open. The form can be accessed by the ‘Apply Now’ button which will be visible only once applications have been open. If it says ‘upcoming’ check back in again soon.

If you don’t already have an existing account with Finders Keepers, you’ll be prompted to set one up once you start the application process. (Please note, you won’t be able to set up an account outside of the application open times).

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 applied for a Finders Keepers markets in our SS17 season or any season in 2018, you’ll need to login to your account to complete a new application form. Your details will be pre-saved and this will help streamline the process for you. Huzah!

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

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

Missed the application dates and want to apply? We’re sorry! We can have large waiting lists! However if you want to join the queue for your chance on the waiting list 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.

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

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

Melbourne

Brisbane

Additional Costs

Opening and Closing dates for 2018 / 2019

Brisbane Autumn / Winter 2019 @ Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee from Fri 21st June – Sun 23rd June

Applications open Mon 17th December 12:00PM and close on Mon 21st January 11:59PM

Results

Melbourne Autumn / Winter 2019 @ Royal Exhibition Building from Fri 12th July – Sun 14th July

Applications open Fri 11th January 12:00PM and close on Mon 11th February 11:59PM

Results

Melbourne Spring / Summer 2019 @ Royal Exhibition Building from Fri 18th October – Sun 20th October

Applications open Fri 12th April 9:00AM and close on Tue 14th May 11:59PM

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Brisbane Spring / Summer 2019 @ Brisbane Showgrounds, The Marquee from Fri 8th November – Sun 10th November

Applications open Mon 29th April 9:00AM and close on Fri 31st May 11:59PM

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Sydney Spring / Summer 2019 @ The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve from Fri 6th December – Sun 8th December

Applications open Mon 27th May 9:00AM and close on Mon 1st July 5:00PM

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