On these pages 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!
First up please read our Application Criteria and Stallholder FAQ's in full before applying, and our Options & Fees 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.
The wellbeing of our visitors, our stallholders and our staff is a top priority for The Finders Keepers. We have undergone rigorous planning and important changes form part of our conditions to continue to host our city markets. Please refer to our COVID Safe page for full event changes impacted by COVID Safe planning.
Due to changes with COVID Safe planning, our events will look a little different, and you will also notice these changes reflected in applying. These changes mean that some of our previous features are not currently available.
The Finders Keepers is dedicated to nurturing and growing the support for Indigenous makers in Australia. Over the past 12 years we've built a strong reputation in the art and design community as a key platform for emerging business owners to gain exposure and develop brand presence in a competitive marketplace.
You can read more about our Indigenous Program here, and fill out an Expression of Interest form to be considered.
As well as hosting our RL events for over 13 years, we also host our talented makers online! Want to join our Online Marketplace? Apply to become a Seller now!
Stallholder applications for upcoming markets are under the Apply Now page. The forms are only available for a few weeks and can only be accessed when the application is marked as 'OPEN NOW'. If it says 'UPCOMING' please check back on its opening date. The application schedule will outline openings and due dates for applications.
Applying as a food or drinks business? Applications for designers and food/drink are separated due to different requirements and processes for each; please see application schedule for more information.
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 I 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 market with us 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.
Missed the application dates and want to apply? Sorry you missed out! Once applications are closed we will also have a waitlist application link available for late applications. Due to changes sometimes spots can become available.
Please note: you will not be contacted unless you fill a waiting list spot that we require.
Other important bits: The Finders Keepers does not accept 'expressions of interest' emails as part of the application process. You are required to process a formal application. In addition, The Finders Keepers Markets are for Australian-based residents only, and you will be required to supply an ABN (Australian Business Number) to be part of our events.
"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."
"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."
"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."