The Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council is preparing to launch an online platform to adapt its Twilight Market amid the coronavirus pandemic.
The new online marketplace will feature regular Ballarat Welcome Centre market vendors and emerging entrepreneurs selling food, jewellery, homewares, toys and more.
The website will also feature a service directory and video performances from Ballarat musicians.
Stepping Stones to Small Business Program Ballarat regional coordinator Deborah Klein said stallholders had suffered financially from the cancellation of many markets due to COVID-19.
A marketplace is also a gathering place for the community and a place to come together to celebrate, to exchange ideas and be with each other.Deborah Klein, Ballarat Regional Multicultural Council
She said the online market would provide an opportunity for stallholders to re-connect to customers and would create a new platform for emerging businesses.