Australia's Biggest BBQ Stallholder FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I apply to be a stallholder at Australia’s Biggest BBQ?

Thank you for your interest in joining Australia’s Biggest BBQ. Please read both these FAQs and our Application Criteria as these should give you all of the information you need. When applying, you’ll be asked to supply your business details and other information, including product images. We suggest you have a good read through first and get all your information together before you begin the application process.

When do applications close?

Applications to be a stallholder at Australia’s Biggest BBQ at 4pm, Friday 24 December 2021.

Do I need an Australian Business Number (ABN)? 

Yes, if your application is successful you will need to be registered with the Australian Tax Office as a Business. If you are not already registered, you can find more information at Registration can be done online and it’s quick and easy.

How do I know if my stallholder application was submitted successfully? 

When your application form has been successfully submitted, you will receive an on-screen confirmation that reads: “Thank you! Your form has been submitted.”

If you have not received the above, you will need to resubmit your application. Please make sure all mandatory fields (these are the fields marked with an asterisk ‘*’) have been entered. If you are having problems submitting your application, please contact us.

How will my application be assessed?  

Rest assured, we give every application our full and careful consideration. Your application and photographs will be presented to an assessment committee who will carefully review your application against our application criteria.  

The assessment committee may request further information or other materials to be supplied in order to complete the application process. Incomplete applications may not be processed.

How long does the application process take? 

Once your application has been received the application process typically takes about 7 business days. While every effort is made to process incoming applications within this time frame, please note that it could take a little longer if we are experiencing a particularly high volume of applications at the time.

Will I be notified if my application is unsuccessful? 

Yes, you will be notified by 24 December 2021 if your application is unsuccessful.

Can I request feedback if my application is unsuccessful? 

We’d love to provide every applicant with feedback. However, due to the high volume of applications we receive unfortunately this is not possible. We urge you to carefully read the assessment criteria as this should help you understand how applications are evaluated.

When is Australia’s Biggest BBQ on? 

Australia’s Biggest BBQ will be running on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January 2022 from 12 noon – 9.30pm.

Bump in and bump out times? 

Bump in will start from 2 hours prior to operational start time and operators will have 1.5 hours after operational finish time to be packed up and off site.

How much does a stall cost and what is included?

There is no stall cost for DHA retailers with the exception of additional power. 


  • 1 x 3m x 3m Marquee
  • Back of house stall (if required)
  • Stall signage 
  • 1 x Trestle table 
  • Power install / dismantle (1 x 10amp)
  • Shared fridge / cool room access 
  • Water access 
  • Flooring as required 
  • Cleaning and waste costs 
  • Fire extinguishers

Additional power can be purchased:

  • 10amp - $50 
  • 15amp - $75 
  • 32amp - $150

Do I require a City of Sydney permit? 

Yes, all stallholders are required to have a Temporary Food Stall Permit issues by the City of Sydney. Information about the permit can be found at

Register for the permit

Do I have to trade in a Stall?  

No, if you have a food truck or trailer, please include imagery in your application for consideration however there will be no price difference if you are brining your own truck or trailer.

Type of offering  

Food with a focus on the diversity of cuisines that make up Australia. We are looking for masters of their trade who can provide their one iconic offering with choices in the variations on offer i.e. loaded hotdog with a choice of three toppings. 

Please read through our stallholder Application Criteria prior to applying. Note this is a curated market, we are after unique offerings to create variety of product mix.

How many products can I sell? 

We want to allow for variety between stallholders and limited competition therefore, stallholders are to choose their one iconic offering allowing for 3-4 variations of the one offering. Example: Loaded hotdog, variations in cheese, bacon etc toppings.

Do I need to be vaccinated to operate a stall?

Great question, we are awaiting confirmation from NSW health and our event guidelines will be aligned with the current health orders.  

What happens if the event is cancelled due to public health orders?

If the event is cancelled prior to six weeks out from the event start date due to public health orders, we will aim to provide refunds to all stallholders. 

If I choose to withdraw my stallholder application can I receive a refund?

If you choose to withdraw your stallholder application six weeks out from the event start date you will be eligible for a refund. 


Thank you and we hope to welcome you to Australia’s Biggest BBQ soon!