Mobile / Temporary Vendors Permit (inc Mobile Food Vehicles)
A vibrant and successful mobile and temporary food sector can showcase and take advantage of the inherent strengths of our region with its array of quality food, coffee, boutique breweries, tourism and lifestyle experiences. Mobile and temporary food vending represents an opportunity to expand the business landscape with our region. The contributions of vendors, complementing our existing food and drink businesses to urban vibrancy and micro-economies are key economic growth and investment enables.
Copper Coast Council is committed to supporting local business and recognises that the operation of mobile and temporary vending (including mobile food vehicles) within the district will be determined giving due regard for retaining an appropriate balance between existing business operators, local residents and community/visitor demand for variety and services.
Before undertaking a mobile / temporary vending venture, please ensure you have read Mobile and Temporary Vending Policy and have the appropriate licences/permits/approvals in place. Council have specific conditions and areas where mobile and temporary vendors can situate themselves as listed in the Policy.
Mobile and temporary food businesses are be subject to inspections when operating in the Copper Coast Council and other Council areas ensuring compliance with the Food Act 2001 and Food Regulations 2017.
Please note: Mobile Food Vendors with approval to operate as part of a Council supported Community Event are exempt from this permit process. Please contact the Event Coordinator (eg Kernewek Lowender) for that Event to obtain permission.
Applications to operate a mobile food vendor business are required to be lodged with Council a minimum twenty-one (21) business days prior to the activity unless otherwise negotiated with Council.
Mobile and Temporary Vending Permits are issued for an annual period.
To obtain further information or to discuss your specific circumstance, please contact our office on (08) 8828 1200.