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Frequently Asked Questions

We have tried to answer some of the Frequently Asked Questions that we get from our newer stallholders below.

Please review these answers before contacting us. However should you have any unanswered questions simply contact us using our online form, or give us a call on 0407 129 656 and we will be more than happy to answer your questions about the Gordonvale Cottage Markets.

A market stall cost $10 per stall per month. You can book more then one stall if you need extra space.

We do not do long term contracts, we simply collect your fees each month, however if you’re a regular we do try to keep you on the same site each month.

Gordonvale Cottage Markets are held in Norman Park at the heart of Gordonvale.

Each of our market stalls are 3 meters by 3 meters square (3m x 3m). You must setup inside the perimeter of your stall site.

You can book in multiple stalls if you need extra space.

To book a stall at Gordonvale Cottage Markets please go to our online booking form and fill in the details required to book a stall.

Stallholders are to arrive no later than 6:45 am on the morning of the markets, and all stallholders will to have completed setup by no later then 7:00am.


For the safety all the public, under no circumstances is there to be vehicle movement on grounds between 7:00 am to 12 noon

The Gordonvale Cottage Markets finish at 12 noon.

At this time stall holders can start to pack up their stalls and bring vehicles onto the site.

When you first arrive at the markets, just look for one of our friendly volunteers wearing a HiVis Jacket and they will be able to direct you to your site.

Do not simply setup in an empty spot as it will likely be allocated to another stall holder.

It is a requirement of Gordonvale Scout Group (the market conveners) that all stallholders must have a current and valid Public Liability Insurance policy.

You must provide a copy of your “Certificate of Currency” when booking a stall, and you will be asked to provide a new copy when your current policy expires.

We are aware that many market conveners allow stallholders to pay extra and purchase Public Liability for the day. However we are unable to provide this service at this time.

We require you to have your own insurance policy.

Yes we do have powered sites, but demand for these sites is high.

You are welcome to request a powered site, and we will try our best to get you one, but we make no promises.

Some of our stall sites on the outer edge of Norman Park do have space to keep a car behind your stall, but most stall sites require you to unload your wares and then move your vehicle off Norman Park and into the allocated parking space.

Stallholders’ vehicles must be parked in Mill Street behind the tennis courts. Do not park in the car parks surrounding Norman Park, or your customers will have no parking and you will have no business.

If you were at that last markets and you advised us that you would be attending the upcoming markets, then we already have you in our system and there is no need to confirm it with us.

If however you have been absent for a while, please call us on 0407 129 656, or fill in the online booking form to book a stall.

If you had a stall booked but are now unable to make it, please call us on 0407 129 656 and let us know.

A cyclone risk is the only weather event that will, for obvious reasons cause the markets to be cancelled.

In the event of heavy rain (which is common early in the year) leading up to or on the day, Gordonvale Scout Group reserve the right to restrict vehicle access to Norman Park. This is to prevent damage to the grounds caused by vehicle access.

If you are unsure please call 0407 129 656 and we will happly let you know what is happening.

The Official Queensland Government Regulations can  be found here and you are recommended to read them as your are required by law to comply with them.

To try and make your life easier we have also provided a quick overview of what Cairns City Council have suggested as a minimum requirement.