Proposed food vending activity on Private land
Approvals for food vending activities on privately owned land are the responsibility of our Planning Policy Unit. For information and enquiries contact our Planning Policy Unit.
Proposed food vending activity on Public land
Approvals for the vending of food on public land should be sought from our Environmental Health Unit. This includes temporary food marquees, regular ‘fixed’ location food vendors and regular mobile (itinerant) vendors.
For activities which are to be undertaken on our owned public land, approval should be sought from our Community Events and Sister Cities team.
Itinerant vendors are required to register their business with us. This can be done by submitting the mobile vending vehicles form.(PDF, 106KB)
Vehicles used for the purpose of mobile food vending will be subject to annual inspections by our health officers.
Temporary and itinerant vendors are required to comply with the National Code for Food Vending Vehicles and Temporary Food Premises.
This document is produced by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, and is available by calling (02) 9181 3320.
Preparing and handling food for sale
Formal training is not required for the handling and/ or preparation of food. Supervisors and employers are however, responsible for ensuring that staff have the appropriate skills and knowledge to undertake these operations. To ensure this it may be necessary to provide staff members with:
literature which is specific to the operations undertaken by staff.
in house training, provided by a more skilled staff member to staff with less skills.
sending staff to courses provided by other people, or sending staff away to obtain formal qualifications.
Visit the Food Standards Australia website for more information.