Exhibitor information

Applications for our next event will open in March 2023. To receive an email notification when applications open, sign up to our mailing list here.


Sydney event information




Cutaway, Barangaroo
The Cutaway is Sydney's newest and most unique cultural venue. Located a step away from the CBD at Barangaroo Reserve, it is easily accessible by public transport or on foot from the Wynyard Station.


All exhibitors must comply with all directions set out by The Big Design Group in relation to running a COVID-safe event. At the time of publishing, this information the NSW State Government regulations include, but may not be limited to, compulsory double vaccination for all exhibitors and staff, and mandatory mask wearing throughout all event days. Further directions will be circulated to successful exhibitors in the weeks leading up to the event. For any questions relating to our COVID-safe event plan please contact enquiries@thebigdesigngroup.com.

Application information


We're looking for independent design businesses who are creating original products that are high-quality, eco-friendly and innovative. Products may include fashion, jewellery, homewares, furniture, textiles, lighting, art prints, stationery, books, tech accessories and kids products.


The selection committee gives preference to applicants whose products are created using sustainable materials and ethical manufacturing methods. Applicants launching new products and those who are not seen regularly at other markets are highly regarded.

Both the Melbourne and Sydney events are curated, and as such, each application will be assessed individually. Please note, previous participation in one or more of our events does not guarantee your application will be successful for future events. Applications will be assessed against our selection criteria which take into consideration the type and number of similar applications received.

About The Big Design Market

Since its launch in December 2012 The Big Design Market has brought together leading independent designers and design retailers from Australia and overseas. The event attracts capacity crowds to the Royal Exhibition Building, with over 50,000 shoppers coming through the doors each year.

It's the ultimate Christmas shopping destination for those who value original design and ethical production across homewares, fashion, stationery and more. The event provides a great platform for independent design businesses to launch new brands as well as showcase new ranges within existing brands.

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If you require further information please contact us at enquiries@thebigdesignmarket.com.

Looking to apply for our Melbourne event? Find information here.