Become a new Licensed stallholder


What is a Licensed stallholder?

A Licensed stallholder holds a five-year licence that can be renewed and will trade in the same stall site each week.

All licenced stallholders are required to pay a site fee*, marketing levy and insurance fee, invoiced to the stallholder on a quarterly basis and payable to the City of Hobart. Other fees may be included depending on the stall operation, such as for electricity installation and usage, gas and electrical audits and table hire.  All fees are updated annually and stallholders should expect an annual increase. 

To see the compare the various weekly stallholder costs please visit our page which has information on all of our stall fees and pricing.

*The site fee amount depends on the stall category and is listed in the City of Hobart Fees and Charges booklet.

How do I become a Licensed stallholder?

To become a Licensed stallholder, you need to purchase a site from an existing stallholder. If you are looking to buy a combined existing-business and site you can start your search for Salamanca Market stalls for sale here.

If you are looking to bring your own business to Salamanca Market it may be necessary to have your product line approved by us by completing an online request for pre-approval form below. You need to do this before you agree to purchase a site and the transfer of site is not guaranteed until pre-approval is complete.

Takeaway Food -request for food pre-approval form
All other products -request for pre-approval form

If your product has been pre-approved you can then identify a suitable site for sale and hold discussions with the stallholder. Our friendly Stallholder Coordinator can also assist you with suitable site locations on 6238 2430. 

When entering negotiations to purchase a site, we advise that you seek professional legal and business advice. Please also consider that whilst some stallholders park their car onsite, the right to park a vehicle onsite remains at the discretion of the City, is not guaranteed and should be discussed with our office before proceeding with any purchase that claims to have an onsite parking space. 

If any stall infrastructure is included in the sale, be sure to thoroughly inspect the condition of the infrastructure and ensure that it is structurally sound, compliant with relevant local laws and if vehicle based, roadworthy. For vehicle based stall infrastructure such as food vans, it is prudent to contact your local council to discuss local requirements.  

The transfer process, once commenced, usually takes about three weeks. It is important to understand that when you purchase a market site, you do not own the site, but rather the licence to operate your business from the site. 

What type of products are more desirable?

The below list provides some ideas on products that we are looking to add into our product mix, but is not exhaustive by any means. It is important that our market showcases a good variety of products and has plenty of interesting products for people to find.

If your products do not fit into any of these categories, please have a chat to us.

Please note that we are not accepting any further applications for distilled alcohol as we currently have a good range of Tasmanian distilleries within the market.

Produce Other Services
Dairy products including eggs, cheese, milk and butters Indigenous art, food, craft, design and culture Health and nutrition including supplements, vitamins and education
Fresh meats and fish Children’s toys Clothing alterations
All year round fresh produce Organic cleaning products and cloths Shoemaking and shoe repairs
Fresh pasta DIY craft supplies Hairdressing service
King Island produce Sportswear and fitness
Indigenous food Outdoor/hiking wear
Cured meats Bolts of fabric
Dry goods such as legumes and flour Old maps and heritage
Mushrooms Musical instruments
Raclette Comics and memorabilia
Spices Coins and stamps