Todd Mall Market

Todd Mall Market stall

An outdoor market is run in the Todd Mall every second Sunday from mid-February to early December featuring local produce, arts, crafts, food, entertainment and much more.
The market runs from 9am until 1pm except in July, when the market finishes at 2pm.
An extra market is usually held in July to coincide with the Alice Springs Show.
Although Council plays a large role in the Todd Mall Market these are coordinated by Todd Mall Markets Incorporated.

Market dates for 2014

February 16
March 2, 16, 30
April 13, 27
May 11, 15, 25
June 8, 22
July 6, 13, 20
August 3, 17, 31
September 14, 28
October 12, 26
November 9, 23
December 7 (Christmas special)

Setting up your own stall

For stallholders who are interested in using electrical and gas equipment along with food or topical applications such as skin balms please ensure your first point of contact is the Council's Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or email

Do I need a permit or license to hold a stall?

Yes. Before trading you will need a Stallholder Market License from the Alice Springs Town Council and a vehicle permit to enter the mall with your car.
All stallholders require their own public liability insurance.
If you have any questions about Council’s requirements to be a part of the Todd Mall Market please call (08) 8950 0500.

Do I need a permit to busk or perform at the market?

Yes. But there is no charge for the permit. Please call (08) 8950 0500 to get your permit and for information regarding busking and performing in public places in Alice Springs.

If I have a Sunday market stall, does that mean I can automatically have a stall at the night market?

If you already have a current Alice Springs Town Council market license and you are interested in participating in any of the night markets including the Christmas Carnival please register your interest no later than three weeks before the market date by contacting the Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or

I don’t have a stall at the Sunday market but would like to have one at a night market

To ensure stall availability, submit your application as early as possible - and no later than - three weeks before the market date by contacting the Community Projects Officer on (08) 8950 0505 or

Please note there is no guarantee of specific sites requested and site allocation is up to the discretion of the Alice Springs Town Council market coordinator.

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

All stallholders in the following categories are required by law to hold and submit their own public liability insurance:

Stalls run by a business or as a business
Service clubs
Sporting clubs which have existing liability cover
Food stalls
Stalls that on-sell products
Stalls that produce and sell topical applications or treatments

Are the insurance rules the same for Sunday markets, night markets and the Christmas Carnival?

Yes.  However, if you handcraft your product as a hobby only and attend both the Council Night Markets and Christmas Carnival, an exception can be made for these stall holders to purchase additional coverage.  This does not cover stall holders who provide food or topical applications. Please note food and topical applications are not covered under this insurance.

Please ensure that you read your stallholder license thoroughly.

For information on fees and general guidelines please refer to the stallholder information.