shop local marketplace

Welcome to ‘Shop Local Marketplace’, a collective of small, independent businesses from around Australia. Shop Local Marketplace is the home to many creatives and artisans in the Northern Rivers, NSW and beyond.

Here, you can search some of your favourite market stalls, small business and discover many more hidden gems. The Shop Local Marketplace was founded on the Far North Coast of Australia, where so many creatives start shaping their businesses through some of the busiest markets in Australia.

Shop Local has collectively gathered market stalls from some of your favourite markets on the Far North Coast and created a platform where you can now SHOP LOCAL and support small businesses from your home on one platform.’

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Pauline is a graphic designer with a passion for art and community. Having travelled the world, Pauline has found her piece of paradise on the Far North Coast. 

She runs a design agency, retail space and gallery and loves it when folks drop into the space. Meeting the makers and sharing their talents for all things creative, with the appreciation and support for local.

When the covid days hit, she wanted to create a platform where people could still shop their favourite local artist and be able to support the friendly folks you would see at the markets, and with that Shop Local Marketplace was born with her business partner Ainz.

Ainsley is the owner and operator of the beautiful twilight ON DUSK Markets, located in two locations, on the river in Ballina & under the amazing Camphor Laurel Trees in Alstonville.

With the quick closure of ON DUSK Events due to COVID-19, Ainsley took this time to devise how she can keep delivering the market vibe and showcasing our amazing independent businesses to tourists and locals.

After many meetings with Pauline, sharing our passion for independent businesses, came the birth of Shop Local Marketplace.

Shop Local promotes and supports local small businesses in the Northern Rivers & beyond.

The Shop Local Marketplace is a creative, powerful community that is working together to create a more ethical and sustainable future.

Join us in supporting Small Independent Businesses.