Temporary Food Business Registration - Tasmania


You will require this registration if you intend to operate a food business from a temporary structure, for a limited period, such as at a market, festival, fair, community event or street stall.

A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food.

Temporary structures include, but are not limited to:

  • Standard or converted vehicles, carts, food vans or trailers, other roadside food vendors;
  • Tents, marquees, any other temporary covered or uncovered structure;
  • Trestle tables, benches, boxes; and
  • Any other stall or non-permanent food outlet.

This registration is compulsory for all temporary food outlets, including fundraising, charity, and community group stalls.

Please be aware that you are required to comply with the requirements of the Food Standards Code to maintain this registration and your premises may be inspected at any time to ensure that it is compliant.

If you are conducting your food business in whole or in part from a mobile structure then a certificate of registration from one council is sufficient to enable you to conduct your food business throughout the State.

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

Only people with registration can prepare and sell food at:

  • School fairs;
  • Fundraising stalls;
  • Street stalls;
  • Special events food stalls; or
  • Weekend market food stalls.

Your registration must be at your stall for the duration that it is operating. If asked by the Police or a Council Officer, you must be able to show it to them.


Annual registrations expire on the 31st December.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $24.00

Up to one week.

Apply Application All $74.00 1 week to 2 months.
Apply Application All $117.00 2 to 6 months.
Apply Application All $181.00 6 months to 1 year.


Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 TAS

Approval time

You need to complete an application form and apply at least seven days before your planned food stall.

Administering agency

Launceston City Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer, Environmental Health Services

Launceston City Council

Operating address: Town Hall, 18-28 St John Street
Tas 7250
Mailing address: PO BOX 396
Launceston, Tasmania 7250
Phone: 03 6323 3216
Email: contactus@launceston.tas.gov.au
Website: Launceston City Council (Opens in new window)