Night markets


The Alice Springs Town Council operates Night Markets in the Todd Mall from August through to November from 5-9pm.


  • Thursday 6 June 
  • Thursday 29 August
  • Thursday 26 September
  • Thursday 24 October
  • Thursday 24 November
  • December 6 (Christmas Carnival)

With entertainment for the whole family, you can shop till you drop for authentic indigenous art, craftworks, recycled treasures, books, handmade clothing and jewellery, and try tasty treats from one of the many food vendors while also enjoying live local performances.

Council Night Markets are a family friendly smoke free event, proudly supported by Bellette and Southern Cross Television Central.


 1. How do I request a market stall to participate at the ASTC Night Markets?

If you wish to participate at an ASTC Night Market please contact the ASTC Community Projects Officer, on 8950 0505 or no later than three weeks prior to the market date.

2. Do I require a license to trade?

Yes. Before trading you will need to submit a Stallholder Market License application available from the Alice Springs Town Council with a current hard copy of your public and/or product liability insurance. License fees from 1 July are $13.00 and valid until the end of calendar year.

If you already have a current Alice Springs Town Council market license, trading at Sunday Todd Mall Markets and would like to participate in any of the night markets including the Christmas Carnival please register your interest no later than three weeks prior to the market date by contacting the Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or

3. What else does the license cover me for?

Your ASTC stallholder license will also cover you to trade at the Todd Mall Markets Incorporated on Sundays. However, if you would like to participate in the Sunday markets you must first register on line at to check for site availability. Once confirmed, you will be allocated a site.

4. Do I require a vehicle permit?

If you require vehicular access please submit a vehicle permit available from ASTC. Permit fees from 1 July are $26.50 and valid until end of calendar year. A concession of $13.50 is available pensioners, charity and community groups (that are specifically not for profit). Within the market venue, please be aware there is a vehicle load limit. Anything exceeding the vehicle load limit must approach ASTC Community projects Officer on 8950 0505 or

5. How much is a site at the ASTC Night Market?

As of 1 July fees are $34.50 per 3m x 3m site. Once site availability has been confirmed, an email will be sent informing of due dates for pre payment.

6. Do I need my own public liability insurance to hold a market stall?

Yes, all stallholders as required by law must hold and submit their own public liability insurance. For more information please check the ASTC stallholder guidelines

7. What are the requirements of a food stallholder?

Food stallholders are required to be registered with the Department of Health and must ensure that they submit their food registration with all other necessary documents to ASTC. Food registration certificates must be visible at your stall with a clear description of your products and prices.

8. What if I require gas and/or electricity?

All electrical and gas equipment must be in accordance with NT Worksafe guidelines. NT Worksafe bulletins can be found at the end of this page. Please be aware that powered sites are limited.

9. Where is my site located?

Please note there is no guarantee of specific sites requested and site allocation is up to the discretion of the market coordinator. Notification of site allocations will be sent out prior to each market with specific reminders in regards to vehicular access and egress.

10. What else do I need to know?

For additional information please read the ASTC stallholder guidelines.

11. Can I perform at the Night Markets?

Yes you can. Please fill in the following form and submit to with a short biography and dates of preference as early as possible.

12. Can I busk at the Night Markets?

Yes, however you will first need to contact the Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or to discuss so that you do not impact on the contracted performers already playing at the Night Markets. You will also need a permit and comply with permit regulations.

If you have any further questions please contact the Alice Springs Town Council Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or