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Mobile Food Vendors Permit

All Mobile Food Vendors (MFV) within Holdfast Bay must hold a current permit to sell food or beverages when trading from council/public land. These permits are issued by Council and we encourage vendors to apply online.

The Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below will assist Mobile Food Vendors, businesses, and residents in understanding the guidelines and rules around mobile food vending in the City of Holdfast Bay.

Mobile Food Vending Application Form

An application for a mobile food vending permit permit can be easily made online. Before you start, please have the following handy as you will need to submit:

- a Certificate of Currency of your Public Liability Insurance with a minimum cover of $20 million

- The most recent food inspection report or evidence of food business notification from the council where the food business is situated or where the vehicle is garaged.

Please ensure you have read and agree to the terms and conditions before continuing. Please allow a minimum of 10 business days to process the application.

Your Name

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public liability insurance Certificate of Currency in the sum of not less than TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS ($20,000,000)

The most recent food inspection report or evidence of food business notification from the Council where the food business is situated or where the mobile food vending vehicle is garaged.

Please select the type of permit you require

Jetty Road, Glenelg Traders and Jetty Road Brighton Traders apply to the business' in this area only

Please note your permit will expire at the end of the calendar month regardless of start date

Annual Event Food Permit Holders will be placed on an approved food vendors list for other event organisers to choose from.
Please note all annual event permits including trader permits expire 30 June each year regardless of the start date.
Please provide the address of where the mobile food vehicle is garaged

Please provide a short description of what food and drink ill be offered

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Permit Information

There are various types of permits:

  • Annual Mobile Food Vendor Event Permit
    For Mobile Food Vendors wishing to trade at an event either hosted by Council or hosted by a private event organiser. Permit Holders will be placed on an approved food vendors list for other event organisers to choose from.
  • Day Event Permits
    For single-day permits.
  • Annual City Mobile Food Vendor Permit

The permit will allow the food vendor to participate in multiple events throughout the time frame allocated.

Please allow a minimum of 10 working days to process the application.

The applicant must agree to the following conditions :

  1. The mobile food business must be notified under the Food Act 2001 with the local Council where they are permanently garaged/housed/located.
  2. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to be aware of and comply with the South Australian Food Act 2001 and the associated Food Safety Standards, the fact sheet
  3. ‘Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Events’ and any other Legislation, Council By-Law, guideline or Standard relating to the preparation and service of food.
  4. It is the Applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their activities do not cause a nuisance and must comply with the requirements of the Local Nuisance & Litter Control Act 2016. Particularly, regarding noise, odours, smoke and litter control. Wastewater must be disposed of appropriately. It is an offence to dispose of wastewater down the stormwater system. The Applicant shall take out and keep current a Public Liability Insurance policy in the name of the Permit Holder insuring them for a minimum of $20,000,000 (twenty million dollars) against all actions, costs, claims, damages, charges and expenses whatsoever which may be brought or made or claimed against the Permit Holder with the activity. This Permit will not be approved until proof of Public Liability Insurance has been provided to Council for each event.
  5. The Permit Holder’s vehicle will not be permitted to remain on site unless the vehicle is part of the food preparation and sale and has been approved by Council. Towing vehicles are not to remain on site.
  6. Council or the Event Organiser will allocate vendor sites; these sites may not be altered without prior approval.
  7. The Applicant shall ensure that their site is left in a clean and tidy condition after the event. Failure to do so may result in a cleaning fee.
  8. The mobile food vendors' vehicle or infrastructure must not be parked on grassed areas unless at an event only.
  9. The vehicle must be parked in a way that does not obstruct walk/bikeways and/or present a safety risk to the public.
  10. The space only allows for the vehicle and not seating or signs.
  11. Permit holders can only park in allocated areas. Penalties apply.
  12. If a holder of a City Permit wants to change their allocated area to another, they can only do so by prior approval by Council and if there is a vacancy. The fees will not be refundable.
  13. Permits must be displayed at all times whilst trading.
  14. Mobile Food Vendor Permit holders must leave the site each day following trade and cannot park their vehicle overnight.
  15. This Permit is not transferable and is subject to new and emerging issues that may arise.
  16. Permit fees are non-fundable.
  17. The permit holder of a City Permit cannot lease their permit to another mobile food vendor.
  18. Only one City Permit per applicant occupying only one allocated space.
  19. The Permit Holders must comply with the policies and procedures for Mobile Food Permit holders. These policies and procedures are subject to change at anytime. This permit will be revoked if the permit holder fails to comply with these conditions.

FAQs

A Mobile Food Vending (MFV) business involves the sale of food or beverages on council/public land

The City of Holdfast Bay offer various types of permits:

  • Annual Mobile Food Vendor Event Permit - $230
    For Mobile Food Vendors wishing to trade at an event either hosted by Council or hosted by a private event organiser. Permit Holders will be placed on an approved food vendors list for other event organisers to choose from.
  • Day Event Permits - $155.00 per day
    For single-day permits.
  • Annual City Mobile Food Vendor Permit - $2,170

For Mobile Food Vendors wishing to occupy one zone for a period of time. See the map on the Mobile Food Vendor application form for specific areas.

  • Mobile food vendors who have notified in their garaged council area
  • Fixed food business operators wanting to explore new opportunities

Yes. All Mobile Food Vendors require an Event Food Permit to trade at events in the City of Holdfast Bay.

No. Obtaining an Event Food Permit does not guarantee you the ability to trade at events. The allocation of MFVs to events is at the organiser’s discretion.

Applications can be made at any time throughout the year. Please note the following:

  • Annual Event Food Permits will be charged for the full fee no matter when they apply. The Event Food Permit will be valid until the end of the financial year in which it was applied for.
  • City Food Permits will be charged per month starting at the beginning of the month with no pro rata.

Permit areas and policy

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