Mobile food vendors

Mobile food vendors - coastal locations

The City of Onkaparinga offers excellent opportunities for mobile food vending in terms of its climate, coastal setting, excellent infrastructure, as well as its diverse program of events and activities that take place throughout the year.

As part of the City-Wide Place & Business Activation Plan, the Mobile Food Vending program represents an opportunity to expand the business landscape within the region, increase visitation as well as promote the local economy.

The Mobile Food Vending program aims to:

  • Support activation of public spaces and positively contribute to the experience of a place;
  • Support a food culture in the City of Onkaparinga by attracting mobile food vendors that complement existing food and beverage businesses; and
  • Provide a platform for which entrepreneurs can trial a business idea with the possibility of transitioning from a mobile to a fixed business.


To provide guidance on the requirements for operating a mobile food business within the City of Onkaparinga, the Council has developed a set of guidelines.

PDF icon png Download the guidelines (2Mb) 

Pre-approved sites

There are currently 29 pre-approved sites that allow mobile food vendors to trade within the City of Onkaparinga. View the map below to locate these sites and to see the conditions that relate to each location.

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PDF icon png Download the mobile food vendor pre-approved sites (2.6Mb)


Apply for a permit

All mobile food vendors operating in the City of Onkaparinga must hold a valid permit. 

PDF icon png Download the Permit Application Form (291K)

Support for local businesses

Mobile food vendors who also operate a fixed food and/or beverage business in the City of Onkaparinga are eligible for a 20% discount on their permit fees. If this applies to you, please state this on your Application Form.

The Mobile Food Vendor program is supported by the City of Onkaparinga’s ON Business Partner Program. This initiative aims to support businesses of all sizes to thrive and grow and to enjoy the benefits of partnership and collaboration. View the website to see the many ways in which the Council can support your business:

Sign up to Council’s Mobile Food News

The City of Onkaparinga produce a regular e-newsletter intended to provide mobile food businesses with up-to-date information on all things mobile food vending and to highlight the various opportunities available to businesses within the Onkaparinga region. To sign up, email your full name and business to

More information

Should you require further information on the Mobile Food Vendor program, please contact the Council’s Permits Team on 8384 0666 or via email at