Please note: Incomplete or incorrect applications may be rejected by Brisbane City Council.
A food business that conducts the following activities requires a licence from council: NB: If you are unsure if your business requires a licence, contact council.
Sale of unpackaged food by retail. Examples:
- BBQ stall/sausage sizzle at outdoor event,
- food stalls at markets.
You can apply for either a one-off Temporary food stall licence (1-4 or 5-12 consecutive days) or an annual licence (covering a single location for weekends and public holidays only, e.g. stalls at weekend markets).
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.
People working on the stall must have access to adequate toilet and hand washing facilities.