A food business that conducts the following activities requires a licence from Council:
Sale of unpackaged food by retail, examples:
- bbq stall/sausage sizzle at outdoor event,
- food stalls at markets.
Non profit organisations are considered licensable food businesses if they provide meals at a particular place on at least 12 days each financial year, examples:
- a restaurant, open daily to the public operated by a sporting club to raise revenue for the club,
- a non-profit organisation preparing and selling meals to homeless persons at a homeless person hostel the preparation of meals by Meals on Wheels,
- mobile food van (providing meals) at a sporting ground.
If you operate your licensable food business from temporary premises (e.g. stalls, fetes or markets etc) in more than one local council area, you are required to hold a food business licence with each of the local councils where you intend to operate.
You do NOT need a Temporary Food Stall Licence for the following:
- selling or serving tea or coffee,
- selling only prepackaged known brand names of food and drink that have been packaged by a licensed manufacturer or packager. Examples: soft drinks in cans or bottles, packaged crisps, packaged cakes, packaged sauces,
- taste testing food prepackaged by a licensed manufacturer or packager without changing the state of the food through cooking, blending or processing. Examples: crisps, sauces, baked goods, lollies, oils, drinks, cheese,
- fruit and vegetables sold whole or cut up for taste testing or garnishing only,
- primary producers - selling unpackaged meat, seafood, dairy or poultry directly from a transport vehicle registered with Safe Food Production Queensland.