Mobile food vending permits are issued on a per vehicle basis. You will need to list the registration of your Mobile Food Vendor vehicle/set up on your permit application. This ensures that a mobile food business with multiple vehicles cannot apply for one permit to cover the entire fleet while paying the same price for a permit as a single operator. A separate permit will be required for each Mobile Food Vendor Vehicle.
How many permits are available for Mobile Food Vendors?
There are no restrictions on the number of permits available.
What are the permit fees?
The permit fees (GST exempt) for a Mobile Food Vending Permit are:
- $75 per day
- $150 up to one month
- $1600 annually
Do I need the permit to trade as part of an event?
The Mobile Food Vending permit is only applicable for pre-approved locations(PDF, 3MB) . If you wish to trade as part of an event, please contact the event organisers directly.
Does City of Onkaparinga reserve spaces for Mobile Food Vendors?
No, it’s not possible for Council to reserve spaces for Mobile Food Vendors or coordinate locations. Occupation of each pre-approved site(PDF, 3MB)per day is on a ‘first come, first served’ basis and there is no minimum or maximum stay limit for a mobile food vendor within listed hours of operation for a pre-approved site(PDF, 3MB).
What health guidelines do Mobile Food Vendors have to follow?
Mobile Food Vendor Permit holders are required to comply with all health and food safety aspects of their entire operation as contained in the Food Act 2001 and Food Safety Standards 3.2.2 and 3.2.3. As part of the application process, Mobile Food Vendors must include their Food Business Notification Number. Our city Environmental Health Services Team conducts regular and random inspections and you must allow access when requested.
What happens if Mobile Food Vendors do not comply with the guidelines?
A Mobile Food Vending Permit may be cancelled or amended if the permit holder fails to comply with the permit conditions outlined in the guidelines.
What other opportunities are there, other than the Mobile Food Vending permit?
Trading can still operate as a temporary food stall at events or markets as arranged directly with the event or market organisers. We recommend you keep an eye on our Events page, to see what opportunities come up.