There are two markets owned and operated by the Honiara City Council:
- Kukum Market – Mainly allocated for Betel nut vendors.
- Honiara Central Market – This is the main venue where all vendors within the Honiara City including those residing in the Provinces can sell their produce.
How to sell produce at the Market
You only need to pay the market fee once a day; and you can display them on the tables or on the floor as long as you would like while the market is open.
You can choose the price of your goods to sell.
If you don’t sell all your goods in one day, you can pay a small fee of $17.00 to store it overnight at the market.
Only wash your goods with fresh water. Do not use salt water near the market as this is polluted and will make people sick.
Goods/Products allowed for display and sale
The Council restricts certain types of goods to be sold at the market. You can sell as much goods within your allocated area at the market, provided you pay for market fee for those types of goods.
The products sold at the market include:
Central Market Revenue Items
Approved for 2014
|4-2010||Crop Market Fee
(Cabbage, fruit, etc)
|4-2012||Esky Fish Fee||$31.00|
|4-2022||Esky Coconut Fee||$25.00|
|4-2024||Esky Storage Fee||$31.00|
|4-2030||Local Building Materials||$18.00|
|4-2054||Market Storage Fee||$17.00|
|4-2060||Empty Esky Storage||$15.00|
Note: These fee prices are subjected to change depending on Council decision.
Goods/Products not allowed for display and sale
Prohibited items not allowed to be sold within the Council Main Market are:
- Any imported food, such as apples, onions or garlic.
- Imported products
- Soaps, Perfumes
- Bush Knifes
- Saw timber
- Betel Nut, alcohol or smokes
- Dishes and other types of imported goods other than approved by the Council’s Administration
You can only sell local products at the market.
Who can use the Market
The general public has the freedom of accessing the market at their own choice including those approved to sell.
Hiring of Market Facilities
The Honiara main market has such facilities such as
- Conference room
- Car parking area
These areas are designated for any interested individuals, groups and churches to use.
Contact the Council Market Division at 21306 to find out the rates for use.
To see the ordinance that regulates the Honiara Markets, click here to read the Market Ordinance.
For more information on rates and the Honiara Markets, contact the Market Division at 21306.