Remember, there are no Palm Cove Markets until after the end of the wet season.
The 2021 season dates are shown below.
IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTICE
Here is the update for the 2nd May Market:
- We will be operating the Palm Cove Markets under a COVID Safe Event Plan that has been prepared to meet the requirements of the COVID Safe Business Framework. Whilst this has not yet been made mandatory for Markets, we are ready ahead of that ruling.
- We will continue to promote COVID signage, a keep left rule in the market space, reminders of 1.5m physical distancing and free space surrounding Food Stalls where queueing can be a problem.
- All stalls are to setup on the eastern side of the road.
COVID Safe Practices:
- All Palm Cove Markets Stallholders and organisers will need to follow COVID safe practices.
- Each Stallholder must complete and hand to us a COVID Safe CHECKLIST at each and every market – the CHECKLIST will be held by us for 56 days.
- You can click here to download the CHECKLIST. For Contact Tracing purposes the CHECKLIST must contain the names and contact details of any person working at your stall.
- You do not need to record the contact details of customers.
In addition to the CHECKLIST we encourage Stallholders to consider their Workplace Health and Safety COVID Plan obligations – we have been advised that a WHS Plan should be displayed on site ready for inspection should WHS officers appear on the day. Here also is a link to a basic WHS Plan for COVID-19 that you may choose to use.
The Stallholder Resources page on this website has access to all the resources that we have to hand or know about.
Toilet facilities for southern zone stalls (Orange, Red & Pink):
We have a key access to the toilets provided & maintained by Underground at Sarayi. A key is available from the Rotarian in charge of Pink Zone bump-in prior to the Restaurant opening. The cost is $2 per market per stall wishing to use the Toilet Facilities & will be collected after Bump-in. If you were issued with a laminated Toilet Pass, please bring that with you. A separate coloured pass will be issued to those who have lost or do not have a pass.
See you on 2nd May.
Palm Cove Markets Working Group – The Rotary Club of Cairns Sunrise Inc
Last update: 5th January 2021
Time until the next market day
The pages in this website provide information and resources for the General Public, Stallholders and Buskers.
General Questions and Answers
Normally the 1st Sunday of selected months from 8am to 2pm.
We will not be commencing the 2021 market season until after the end of the wet.
The added complications of an Early Easter (4th April) and Ironman (6th June) have forced some PCM date changes. Council have been very helpful by changing the dates of The Tanks Markets to allow us to hold markets on 30th May & 29th August.
Collectively that still yields 8 Palm Cove Markets for the year.
Stallholders will be advised by email should any changes to these dates occur.
4th April (cancelled – Easter Sunday)
. 2nd May (first Market for the year)
. 30th May (in lieu of June Ironman)
6th June (cancelled – Ironman)
. 4th July
. 1st August
. 29th August (in lieu of September – carnival on Collins)
5th September (cancelled – go to “Carnival on Collins” )
. 3rd October
. 7th November
. 5th December
Williams Esplanade Palm Cove between Harpa Street & Cedar Road is closed to traffic from 4am to 4pm on the day of the market.
Flanked by beachside and shaded by palm & ancient paperbark trees, Williams Esplanade is one of the prettiest places to hold a market
(see Google Map below).
Street parking is limited and fills quickly. There is Free Off-Street Parking in Triton Street (see Google map below).
Please note that access to this park will be locked at 4:00pm and the key returned to Council.
Yes, public transport is available with varying timetables (link below). There is a bus hail zone on Harpa Street, the alternative bus route is provided by Sunbus to accommodate the markets.
Note: Stops along Williams Esplanade and Cedar Road will not be is use.
Yes, the market is user friendly for people with different abilities. There are disabled toilets opposite the Lifeguard hut as well as at the Northern end of the esplanade and wheelchair access to the markets.
The market is approximately 30mins drive north of Cairns City along National Route 1 & Captain Cook Highway. At the Veivers Road turn off continue down Veivers Road where you can follow more signs to the free off-street parking on Triton Street. Take your time and enjoy the journey.
We welcome your pets on a leash, with plenty of shady areas for you both to enjoy. Please respect all those attending the markets and clean up after your pets.
On market days, just look for anyone in a Rotary Cairns Sunrise T-shirt to enquire about stallholder locations.
We also suggest you browse the Facebook page ‘Palm Cove Markets’ where you may be able to find the information you are looking for. If the stallholder you are looking for is not included on the page please email us using the Contact Us form.
We have members available at every market to assist you should you become separated from your children. Stay with a Stallholder and ask them to call the Market Co-ordinator. It is important not to panic and immediately report or bring lost children to the attention of the Market Co-ordinator to commence the search process. Generally, children or parents are found quickly enabling everyone to enjoy the market again.
If you require first aid, please go straight to the Lifeguard hut to see a Surf Life Saver or Lifeguard for assistance. There are also small first aid items available from the SES tent at the Northern end of the markets.
We receive Lost and Found items throughout the Market day. Please hand in any lost property or inquire after lost treasures through the Market Co-ordinator on 0424 744 698 (Market Hours only)
For information on lost and found outside market hours please contact the Market Manager by using the Contact Us form.
We welcome and would love to hear your feedback and comments in relation to the newly managed market through Rotary Cairns Sunrise | Business Networking. In our quest to be FNQ’s leading market, we are constantly seeking ways of improving your experience of our wonderful market family.
Please email your comments to the Market Manager by using the Contact Us form.
Palm Cove Markets Location
Car Parking at the end of Triton Street
We thank our many friends who have helped us with this website and the running of the Palm Cove Markets
We are fortunate to be able to benefit from the ongoing guidance and support of Cairns Regional Council officers and ground support. With their help we aim to bring to you a fantastic Palm Cove Markets 2020 season.
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