Permit to Act as a Hawker - Tasmania


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


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.


As specified.


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


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $20.00

Temporary hawkers licence per week.

Apply Application All $130.00

Hawkers licence.


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application For Permit to Act as a Hawker - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 TAS

Local law(s) name

Car Parks and Parking By-Law 2 2008

Highways By-Law 3 2008

Administering agency

Hobart City Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer

Hobart City Council

Operating address: 16 Elizabeth Street
TAS 7000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 503
Hobart, Tasmania 7001
Phone: 03 6238 2711
Fax: 03 6234 7109
Website: Hobart City Council (Opens in new window)