Frequently Asked Questions

How much is it to have a stall? It costs $25 to register for a stall at Suitcase Rummage. This fee covers your registration and public liability insurance.
When do registrations open? For our regular events (Brisbane – City and Melbourne – Federation Square – Registrations open at 9am the day after the last event. So for example, registrations for the Sunday July 7 Brisbane event open  the day after the Sunday June 2 event at 9am on Monday June 3. Registrations for our pop up and one off events happen open at different times throughout the year. Keep an eye out on our blog and facebook page for when registrations are open.

How many suitcases can I bring once I’ve registered? You can bring up to 3 suitcases for a registered stall space.

What’s the size of a stall space? The size of stall spaces vary. As a rough guide, we go off the size of a standard picnic rug for the size of a stall space. This is roughly 1.5m x 1m space allocation.

What can I sell? You can sell anything that is handmade and hand crafted, second-hand, recycled, vintage, local, designed, sustainable – anything really! However, we don’t allow anything that is new, imported and mass produced.

I’ve registered for a stall but now can’t make it – can I get a refund or transfer my registration to another month? No, our terms and conditions are clear that we cannot provide a refund or transfer a registration to another month. We will only provide a refund if we cancel an event. If you want to sell your registered spot, you could visit our facebook page and post that you are wanting to sell your space. We send people there who missed out on a space and are looking to find a space if possible. If this occurs, you will need to let us know that there is a name change to that registered space. We will only transfer your registration to the next month if we cancel an event (we will ask if you want this to happen).

When do registrations open again? Registrations open at 9am the day after our last event for that city. So, for example, if we have an event in Brisbane on Sunday 3rd February, registrations for the next Brisbane event will open at 9am Monday 4th February. This is the case for all of our regular events.

Can I bring a friend(s) to sit with me for the day? Yes, for any of our regular Rummages you can bring a friend to sit with you on the day. They do not have to register for a space if they are not bringing any suitcases along. You can share your registration space with them as long as the total number of suitcases for your registered space does not exceed 3 suitcases. Occasionally we hold one off events in partnership with other organisations where we are unable to allow you to bring a friend along – this will be made clear in the particular event details.

Can I bring a chair to sit on? What about an umbrella for shade? Yes, you can bring a chair, stool, pillow or something to sit on. We recommend it! We also recommend you bring a hat, sunscreen and water (particularly for the outdoor events) to shade yourself from the sun. You can bring a hand held umbrella also. No large beach umbrellas (or other infrastructure) are allowed though.

Can I bring a clothes rack to hang my clothes on? No, you can not bring a clothes rack or any other piece of (large) infrastructure. You must display your wares using your suitcases. There are many creative ways of using your suitcases to best display your goods. Have a play! Check out our Gallery section for some ideas.

What happens if it rains? How will I know if the Rummage is cancelled? Do you cancel it the day before? We decide on the day if the weather is bad enough to cancel the event. We notify our stall holders via email as well as post the cancellation on our facebook page and blog. We will notify you 2 hours before the event if it is cancelled. If you don’t hear from us – assume that the event is on!

Do I need to register and pay $25 to come along to check it all out as a buyer? No! It is free entry to attend Suitcase Rummage. You only need to register if you want to have a stall space to sell your wares.