USC Market Days

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USC Market Days


The University of the Sunshine Coast hosts regular markets days at the Sippy Downs campus during semester. Held eight times per year, USC Market Days aim to bring in external retailers that provide complementary products and services to the University community alongside our permanent tenants. Student clubs and associations, as well as external organisation information booths, are also welcome to recruit new members or offer free advice.

At the request of the student body, live music is also performed on the Brasserie Courtyard stage during Market operational hours. If you are interested in performing and would like more information please email

If you would like to hold a stall on campus but cannot make one of the scheduled Market Day dates, please fill out the form below and specify your preferred date for consideration.

Event details

When: Thursdays during semester.

Semester 2, 2018 dates are:

  • 9 August
  • 30 August
  • 20 September
  • 18 October

Time: 10am-2pm


Hire charges for a stall per market day are:

  • Student club or not-for-profit organisation — free
  • External business information stand — A$10
  • Student commercial enterprise — A$10
  • Commercial stall holder (not serviced) — A$30
  • Commercial stall holder (serviced) — A$40

All stall holders are required to pay for their own daily parking permit.


The market area is located around the Brasserie building and under the Building I façade. Sites are determined by requirements e.g. need for water or power. Free stalls are not guaranteed a prime position.


Currently all stall holders are required to bring their own equipment, including tables and marquees. A small number of marquees and tables may be available for student groups or enterprises.

Selection criteria

For commercial stall holders:

  • Local business;
  • Within student price range;
  • Does not compete with existing permanent retailers; and
  • Does not sell cooked or prepared food items.

The selection of other stall holders will be based on whether the organisation is suitable for the University community and if the service is not already provided by USC.

Recruitment stalls affiliated with universities other than USC are not permitted.

Insurance and licences

All commercial stall holders require their own public liability insurance and must meet relevant Australian standards and qualifications for their goods and services. Copies of which must be provided to USC with your application.

All potential stall holders will need to complete an application form and confirm they have read the Conditions of Hire. To receive a application form and the Conditions of Hire, please email

Approval process: Applications will be assessed against the specified selection criteria above.

An application does not constitute acceptance by the USC Student Guild. The Student Guild reserves the right to accept or decline application. If your application is accepted, all stall holders will need to complete the University's workplace health and safety online induction for Volunteers and Low Risk Contractors.

If you have any questions about your request please email


Stallholder applications for USC’s Semester 2, 2018 Orientation Market Days have now closed!

  • Expressions of interest close: Sunday 17 June 2018.
  • Applicants notified of outcome: Wednesday 4 July 2018.

With Semester 2 being a smaller intake of students than Semester 1, stall allocations will be limited and therefore competitive. Be sure to read and complete your EOI fully before submitting and include specific details on how your services will enhance and add value to the USC student experience.

Please note: submitting an EOI/application does not constitute acceptance by USC. The University reserves the right to accept or decline any applications. All applicants must agree to the USC Market Days conditions of hire when submitting the form.

Incomplete applications will not be considered for participation.

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