Permit to Act as a Hawker - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this permit if you intend to act as a hawker. A hawker sells any goods, wares or services on any public highway, car park, footpath or public reserve, and includes an itinerant trader or pedlar, who travels around the city by any means whatsoever to sell goods, wares or services to the public (other than to commercial premises).

Selling includes, but is not limited to:

  • Offering for sale;
  • Displaying;
  • Showing or exposing for sale; or
  • Keeping or possessing for sale.

If you intend hawking in a business district you will require a permit including a specific condition allowing this.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You will be required to lodge an application form together with:

  • The names and addresses of three referees who support your application;
  • A list of goods or wares you propose to sell or offer for sale;
  • A list of places you propose to sell your goods or wares;
  • A statement of the required period of the permit;
  • Payment of the required application fees.

If you are intending to sell foodstuffs, a certificate from an authorised officer, certifying that the proposed method and manner of selling is satisfactory will also be required.

Any vehicle used for the sale, delivery or carriage of food must be certified by an authorized officer, and be maintained in a hygienic condition

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Expiry

The licence remains in force until June 30 following the date of authorisation

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$25.00

Plus $12.50 per square metre.

Administering agency

Devonport City Council

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 (Tasmania)

Local law(s) name

Street Trading By-Law 1 2010

Contact details

Enquiries Officer, By-Laws Unit
Devonport City Council


Operating address:
17 Fenton Way
Devonport, Tasmania 7310
Mailing address:
PO BOX 604
Devonport, Tasmania 7310

Phone:

03 6424 0511

Fax:

03 6424 9649
council@devonport.tas.gov.au

Website:

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