To operate in the Byron Shire, food stalls and vendors are required to obtain the necessary approvals and be registered with Council.
To sell food, drinks or any articles in a public place (e.g. on a road, footpath, public park or reserve), temporary food stalls or drink vendors must have approval from Council under section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993.
Vehicles used for the purpose of mobile food vending will be subject to annual inspections by our Environmental Health officers.
Mobile vendors are required to comply with the National Code for Food Vending Vehicles and Temporary Food Premises.
To register a temporary Food business or mobile food and drink outlet with Council, please download the registration form below and send it to us.
Temporary food business / mobile food and drink outlet form(PDF, 249KB).
Prior to the issuing an approval for a temporary food stall , the applicant must demonstrate that the food stall and the operators of the food stall will satisfy the relevant food safety requirements and standards.
The written approval of Council must be obtained before installing or operating a food stall and Council's 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 temporary food stall are required to demonstrate compliance with the relevant provisions contained in the Food Act 2003, Food Regulation 2010, the Australian New Zealand Food Safety Standards 2001, and other relevant standards.
For more information please refer to the NSW Food Authority: Guidelines for food businesses at temporary events.
For detailed information about food safety, please refer to the information, standards and fact sheets provided by Food Standards Australia New Zealand and the NSW Food Authority.
Enquiries can be directed to Environmental Health Unit on 02 6626 7000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.