To operate a mobile food vending vehicle or premises in the Byron Shire, you need to get approval and be registered with Council. Vehicles are classified as a food vending vehicle or a food premises, depending on the following:
Mobile food vending vehicle
A food or coffee van, trailer or truck. This includes any registerable vehicle that can be used on land that can either be self driven or be towed on public roads and is used in connection with the sale of food.
Mobile food premises
Carts, bicycles or similar movable means of transport, whether self propelled or not and is used in connection with the sale of food that is located other than where the mobile food premises is stored when not in use.
For more information see the NSW Food Authority guidelines for Mobile Food Vendors and Markets and Temporary Events.
To register a mobile food vending vehicle or premises, please complete the registration form and pay the relevant fees.
Mobile food vending vehicle or premises registration form
This form can also be used to renew a current license.
The following documents are required to be uploaded, depending on your application:
- Floor layout plan or photographs (required for all applications)
- Registration with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission (for Charities only)
- Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) Certificate (for non-low risk businesses)
- Landowners approval (where operating on private property)
To get approval, you must demonstrate that the vehicle/premises and operators will meet the relevant food safety requirements and standards.
You must receive written approval from Council before installing or operating a mobile food vehicle or premises. Our Environmental Health Officers may carry out an inspection of the food stall during operation, to ensure that the requirements are being met.
Applications for a mobile food vending vehicles or premises are required to demonstrate compliance with:
- Food Act 2003
- Food Regulation 2010
- Australian New Zealand Food Safety Standards 2001
- other relevant standards.
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