Roadside vending approval - Brisbane City Council - Queensland


You will need approval to conduct roadside vending. Roadside vending refers to the commercial supply of goods or services on or next to a road and can involve both mobile roadside vending and stationary roadside vending.

Any stall, booth, stand, tables, chairs or standing vehicle set up on any road for the purpose of carrying on any business requires an approval from council.

If you are operating on state-controlled roads, you will need to contact the department in charge of state roads for information on the state government roadside vending policy.

This approval does not apply to footpath dining activities.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To obtain approval, you must meet all required conditions and zoning requirements.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

Your local council will monitor all roadside vending through a routine inspection program.


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Fees will vary according to the zone you are operating in and the amount of space you are occupying. You also be eligible for a small business fee reduction.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 2009 Queensland

Local law(s) name

Local Law 14 (Parking and Control of Traffic)

Public Land and Council Assets Local Law 2014

Application process


To apply you will need to complete the relevant application form and submit it to council with the appropriate fee.


Renewal of an existing licence involving changes in detail will be dealt with as for a new licence.

Transfer process


Transfer of ownership applications to be in writing and submitted with the appropriate fee.

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:


Brisbane City Council

Operating address: Library and Customer Centre
Level 1
266 George Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1434
Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Phone: 07 3403 8888
Phone: 13 32 63
Website: Brisbane City Council (Opens in new window)