Applying for a Temporary Food Business Licence is a two-part process which requires a single application form. You can submit your application to Council at least 30 days before the event.
Step 1: Plan the stall design and construction
Prepare a plan detailing the equipment you will use and how you will set up the stall.
The plan needs to include where your cooking, storage and hand washing facilities are to be placed; a basic plan clearly labelling the equipment is usually sufficient. Refer to the Stall design and construction page for more information.
You will need to include this plan in your Temporary Food Business Licence application form (see Step 2).
Step 2: Apply for Temporary Food Business Licence
To ensure you receive your approval in time, you should fully complete and submit your application together with required attachments and relevant fee at least 30 days prior to the event. In some circumstances, Council may require further information and can extend this timeframe if required.
The applicant for a licence must be a legal entity, ie a person or company. A business name or trading name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.
The applicant applying for the Temporary Food Business Licence should be the person or company intending on operating the food business.
During the Temporary Food Business Licence application process, Council will assess the suitability of the operator to safely prepare and serve food to the public. We will also assess the set-up of the temporary premises.
If Council is satisfied that you meet these requirements, you will be issued with a Temporary Food Business Licence.