The Byron Community Centre is a committed supporter of local charities and aims to support any local organisation that provides assistance for those within our community.

Once a month, market management invites two local charitable organisations to be the Charities of the Day. The charities collect donations at the two entrances to the market.

They can also raise money through a stallholders’ raffle which is drawn on the day. Only these charities can approach stallholders to buy raffle tickets at the market. Each charity is allocated half the market site. Charities should go to the Information Tent for a map of their half.

This is a great opportunity for charities to gather funds for their organisation in order to support the local community.


The ‘Charity of the Day’ is available for non-profit community organisations or registered charities either based in Byron Bay or directly benefiting Byron Bay. Charities must have the relevant ‘Authority to Fundraise’ licence and their own public liability insurance.

Application procedure

Once a letter of application is received, market administration will place charities in a queue based on the time of their last attendance. Charities applying for the first time may be placed before those requesting a second or subsequent opportunity.

Market administration will notify the appropriate charities a month in advance and give them an information sheet.

Please send your application to

On Market Day

On market day, charities should go to the Information Tent for identification badges and chalk for adding the charity’s details to the noticeboards at the entrances.

In return for the privilege of being the charity of the day, market management requests that charity gate attendants advise people that they cannot bring animals onto the market grounds. This is a Byron Shire Council policy. Market management has the final discretion on decisions regarding the Charity of the Day.

Charities are asked to inform the market management of their takings for the day so the management can monitor the effectiveness of each market entrance and include the information in reporting.

Charity Stalls

Local charities that reside in or directly assist the people of Byron Bay may apply for a casual stall site at a reduced rate.