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 council or local authority 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 for roadside standing stall or vehicle consent:

  • design requirement assessment - $433.40
  • application fee - $357.65.

Successful applications pay an occupation fee based on the zone location and floor area used. This applies to each square metre of space occupied under the permit each year.

Occupation fee per square metre:

  • Zone A - Brisbane City (not including Queen Street Mall) - $1345.50
  • Zone B - several locations including Fortitude Valley and Spring Hill - $1008.10
  • Zone C - other areas- $672.05.

Further details are available here.

Fees for 2023-24

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Gourmet food truck permit fees:

  • design assessment - $422.85 per application
  • application fee for consent (for businesses that have received design approval) - $220.45 per application
  • occupation fee - $177.45 per month or $535.35 per quarter.

Fees for 2023-24

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Additional fees may apply, please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Other resources

Administering agency

Brisbane City Council

Contact details

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