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Roadside or vehicle trading

You will require a permit if you intend to sell food or drinks from a mobile food vehicle on council land or road reserves.

This includes specifically purposed vans, trucks or other fully contained vehicles with wheels, which hold a valid vehicle registration.

Mobile Food Trading Code of Practice

The Mobile Food Trading Code of Practice encourages the use of the public space for outdoor mobile food trading because it adds value to the city for all who use it, creating opportunities for entrepreneurs and established fixed food business to activate the riverside precincts. It also allows for a range of food options and availability over busy holiday periods.

The Code of Practice also outlines locations, times and restrictions relating to trade. Please ensure you read the Code of Practice prior to applying for a permit.

2023/24 Fees

Fees are renewed annually as part of Council’s Fees and Charges.
50% discount available for charities/non for profit organisations.

Annual permit (1 January to 31 December) $1000
Six month permit (may be non-consecutive) $600
Weekend permit (peak season*) $200
Weekend permit (off-peak season*) $100
Limited permit (less than 10 hours per week on Council land) $250

*peak season – holiday periods and long weekends

Apply online

Apply for a Mobile Food Trading on Council Land Permit

Please note: Many major roads are controlled by Vic Roads, and Council is unable to issue permits for those areas.

For more information contact:
Public Health Services
Phone: (03) 5036 2591

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