Mobile Food Van Vending

Mobile food vendors are considered retail food businesses as they sell food to the public and need to comply with a range of requirements.

Mobile food vendors are those vehicles used for:

  • on-site food preparation eg. hamburgers, hot dogs and kebabs,
  • one-step food preparation eg. popcorn, fairy floss, coffee and squeezing juices,
  • any type of food including pre-packaged food.

Mobile food vendors and similar retail food outlets need to notify the local council of their business and food activity details.

There are a number of changes coming into force on 8 December 2023 relating to mobile food vending, please click here to view these changes.