SELLING YOUR BAKES AT THE MARKETS IS A GREAT WAY TO TEST YOUR PRODUCTS AND CREATE A DEMAND.
Here are the steps you have to go through to get ready to sell at the markets in Australia. Please note these are only a suggestion, regulations are subject to change.
1. APPLY FOR INSURANCE
All hot food stallholders must have in place their own public and product liability policy providing a minimum of $10 million cover. All other stallholders must have in place a public liability policy providing a minimum of $5 million cover.
Here are some Insurance provider options
2. YOU MUST BE A QUALIFIED FOOD SAFETY SUPERVISOR
Here is where you can qualify for this: https://www.foodsafetyfirst.com.au/
3. APPLY FOR A FOOD NOTIFY NUMBER / FOOD BUSINESS REGISTRATION
A food notify number/food business registration will be required when applying to sell at markets
Here is the link for NSW: https://nswfoodauthority.transactcentral.com/contactcentre/servlet/SmartForm.html?formCode=OLNOTIFY01
4. ADDITIONAL HIRE CONSIDERATIONS
You maybe required to hire the following either from the market directly or organise it yourself
– marquees with sandbags
– floor covers
– chairs and table cloth
5. FOOD TEMP PERMIT
You may need to apply for a food temp permit depending on what type of markets you’re selling at:
See here for further information in NSW: http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/Business/ApprovalsPermitsAndNotifications/TemporaryPremises.asp
6. BUSINESS NAME REGISTRATION
Legally as a business you’re required to register your business name.
Go here to start this process: https://asic.gov.au/for-business/registering-a-business-name/steps-to-register-your-business-name/
7. USI NUMBER
The USI is a reference number made up of ten numbers and letters that: creates a secure online record of your recognised training and qualifications gained in Australia, from all training providers you undertake recognised training with. If you have completed your food safety course there will be a number connected to this
8. FINDING THE RIGHT MARKET FOR YOU
Here is a search engine for markets in Australia: https://farmersmarkets.org.au/find-a-market/
You will need to contact each market that you want to apply for.