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So You Want To Be Your Own Boss?

Over 25 years of learning and growth

Calendar Club is Australia’s largest and most successful pop-up retailer ever.  Since 1995 we have opened over 4,000 pop-up stores and we will open another 110+ this year.

We have been around for over 25 years and aren’t going anywhere! We sell calendars and we sell a lot of them. You may have seen our specialist calendar stores in shopping centres at Christmas. You may even have been a customer.

We live by the ethos of delighting our customers and giving them the best selection of calendars in the known universe.

Our Founder, Paul Breen

Listen to what our founder, Paul Breen, has to say!

We need you

We need people, just like you, to operate our stores.

We are seeking individuals who are driven to earn extra $$$.

You are enthusiastic and highly organised, hardworking, a go-getter, who thrives to succeed in a retail environment.

Whether you have your own business, or are involved with another business or just looking for extra income, this is an opportunity for you to earn extra income with the largest pop-up retail chain in Australia and New Zealand.

What we do for you

Low Capital Investment

Setting up a business usually requires capital to purchase point of sale equipment, fixture fittings and stock.  Calendar Club provides everything you need to run a professional pop-up store including stock, fixtures, professional display and all electronic equipment.

Stock Range

One of the main questions with running a business is finding products that appeal to the public and will sell. Calendar Club has the buying power to offer “the best selection of calendars in the known universe” to our customers.


Calendar Club provides all shop fixtures, Point of Sale equipment including EFTPOS terminals, as well as professional visual displays to make your store looks fabulous ! This allows you to maximise your opportunity to sell the stock, thus maximising your income.

What else we do for you

Great Locations in Major Shopping Centres

Location is one of the key success factors to any business. Calendar Club reviews each site annually and books sites with each shopping centre very early in the year.

Operational Guidelines Based on Previous Experience and Results

With any pop-up store, there is a requirement to set up in a very short time-frame in order to be ready to trade. Once it’s trading, there are operational requirements from the shopping centre that need to be adhered to. We provide all guidelines that give you the best chance for success.

Ongoing Support

Each Licensee will be allocated a Sales Manager who will provide ongoing support for your store via telephone, internet and with store visits in metropolitan areas. The Calendar Club team also provides support via email, telephone and online resources. Calendar Club is there to support you every step of the way.

Ultimately, if you do well, we do well! We work closely with you to give you every chance of success.

What you need to do

Manage Your Team

You need help to run your store. The store needs to trade according to the shopping centre hours and you need to keep it staffed.  You need a small team that you can rely on when you need them.

Communication of clear tasks and expectations will also help you get the best outcomes.  Having a small team of committed people to support you is a key input to running your store.

Follow All The Guidelines and Earn Excellent Income

“Running your own store is a challenging journey, but very rewarding at the same time” ^

If you follow all the guidelines provided to you, you give yourself every chance to do well financially. Stores typically earn $2,000+ per week across the season.


This opportunity doesn’t cost you anything. However, a $1,000 refundable security deposit is required to secure your store.

^ Quoted by Helen Blackshaw, Store Licensee at Erina Fair Shopping Centre, NSW

Licensee Testimonials

Don’t just take our word for it…

Listen to what our past and present Calendar Club Licensees have to say!

Refer & Earn $200

Do you know a friend, family or anyone who wants to earn extra income?

Do you know anyone who may be interested in running one of our stores?

Recommend anyone to us, and if their application is successful, we will pay you a $200 referral fee.

It’s as simple as that!

Frequently Asked Questions
What are the opening and closing dates of your stores?
Generally, the earliest store opening date is late October, and stores will continue to open until mid/late November. At the time of interview, you will be advised of the likely opening date of your store. Stores will close by mid-January, however you do need to be able to keep your store open until late January, if required. The exact store closing dates are not known until before Christmas.
Why do I need to provide a security deposit? When is it payable? And when do I get it back?
The Security Deposit is payable for two reasons. Firstly, this is your way of securing your store. By providing your Security Deposit you confirm that you are serious about operating a Calendar Club Store, and that you are committed for the calendar season. Secondly, Calendar Club will be sending you stock, store fixtures and POS machines, which have a value more than $100,000. The Security Deposit is a relatively small way in which we can ensure our assets are taken care of properly. The Security Deposit is payable at the time of signing your Store Licensee Agreement. It is refundable at the end of the calendar season, subject to satisfactory store reconciliation, generally within two weeks. The security bond for one store is $1,000 and $1,500 for two stores.
Do I need an ABN to run a store?
Yes, as an independent contractor (not required in New Zealand) of Calendar Club (i.e., not an employee) you will need to provide us with an ABN (Australian Business Number). This is a simple process and can be obtained online via the Australian Tax Office, free of charge, and is provided to you instantly. Refer to Australian Business Registry website for more information. Without an ABN, we are required by law to deduct 48.5% from your commission payments.
Do I pay the GST on what I sell?
Calendar Club collects GST as part of the revenue generated from calendar sales. We then pay you commission based on these sales. You will need to advise us whether to add GST to your commission payments. Historically, most of our Store Licensees are not liable for GST, but this is an individual circumstance, and we suggest you seek advice from either the Australian or New Zealand Tax Office or your accountant. In either case the process is relatively simple.
If there is a major theft at my store, does Calendar Club have insurance to cover my loss?
Calendar Club has a detailed Incident Reporting procedure to allow us to properly investigate situations like this. The short answer is that if you have not been shown to be negligent, Calendar Club will generally cover these types of losses. This is a case-by-case situation.
I understand I am responsible for stock shrinkage. How is this calculated?
Stock Shrinkage refers to stock sent to your store that cannot be accounted for. This can occur in many ways, including incorrect receiving of stock at the store, incorrect stock transfers as you close your store, and shop lifting or theft. Throughout the season we have procedures in place which if followed, will help minimise stock loss. At the end of the season Calendar Club will calculate the amount of shrinkage for a given store. There is also an indemnity scheme provided based on Licensee performance. The fundamental to this is we provide stock to you in a range of $75,000 to over $200,000 on a consignment basis and we need you to look after the stock like your own. Licensees who follow Calendar Club’s recommendations correctly generally find they have low shrinkage.
Does Calendar Club have Public Liability insurance?
Yes, our coverage is $20,000,000. Our public liability insurance provides coverage for members of the public who may be injured in any way by something to do with the operations of Calendar Club. Calendar Club also offers an optional extra Public Liability Cover to Licensees.
I have never worked in retail before. Does Calendar Club provide training? Who pays for this training?
Calendar Club provides extensive training material and support hat will help you understand our simple retail model. These training materials are provided to you as part of your license. Training is available before opening and extends throughout your trading period. This includes manuals, troubleshooting guides, and videos. All manuals are available electronically, so they are available for you to share with your team. There are Head Office staff and Sales Managers to support you on your journey.
Why do I need access to the internet and email?
Calendar Club will send you regular information and respond to your questions via our communication portal Zendesk and your personal email. This is the fastest and most effective method to communicate. You will need access to a computer and a printer on a regular basis. Calendar Club will set up a Zendesk login for you, which you will need to use for the season. Further details will be provided to you when we execute your contract.
How many staff do I need? Where do I find them? And who pays them?
The size and sales budget of your store will normally determine the number of staff you will need. A store with a high sales budget will generally require more staff, as you will have more customers to deal with and more stock to handle. Shopping centres trade seven days a week, plus late nights. Most times, one person will be sufficient, however, to cover all hours that a shopping centre trades, you will need some help from time to time. During the Christmas period there is a large pool of people seeking work. Family, friends, students; anyone can be trained to be an effective sales assistant. Placing a small advertisement online or the student board at the local university or TAFE (AUS) or Polytechnic (NZ) will bring big results. Payment of staff wages is your responsibility. Most Store Licensees pay their staff weekly to coincide with their weekly commission payment. You will also need to check your local statutory requirement to pay tax, superannuation, work care, and or other requirement in your state/country. Calendar Club provides you some guidelines on this in the Resource Manual.
What hours do I have to work?
Your Calendar Club store trading hours are aligned with your shopping centre trading hours. Your store must be open while the shopping centre is open. Store Licensees generally commit to working between 40 and 50 hours per week, with sufficiently trained staff to cover additional hours.
What do I wear while working at my store?
Calendar Club has approved dress standards, which are published in the Store Licensee Resources Manual. In general terms, you, and your staff, need to be well groomed, wear clean pressed clothes, and wear the supplied Calendar Club aprons.
How and when do I get paid?
Commissions are paid weekly in arrears, directly into your nominated bank account.
How do I secure my store over night?
Calendar Club provides overnight covers, providing reasonable protection, which you must use to cover your store overnight. Generally shopping centres are closed after 6pm (except for some supermarkets and any late-night trading), and in most cases, security guards patrol the shopping centres after hours.
What is the referral bonus and how do I earn this?
Calendar Club provides a referral bonus to anyone who recommend someone to us, and they are successful in their application. Many of our past Licensees have introduced us to their friends, family, and staff. So, what are you waiting for? Recommend someone and your $200 referral bonus will be paid to you on the week they open their store. It is as easy as that!!

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