Registration / Notification of Mobile Food Premises - City of Melbourne - Victoria


You will require this registration / notification if you intend to operate a temporary food premises, including on a one-off basis. This registration / notification is to ensure a safe standard of food handling, preparation and selling is maintained for the public health.

A mobile food premises includes any form of vehicle or mobile food stall that is used for the preparation or sale of food, but does not include vehicles whose sole purpose is for the transport of food.

There are four classes of food premises. Different food safety requirements apply to each class based on the food safety risks of its highest risk food handling activity. A mobile food premises will be either:

  • class 2 (required registration)
  • class 3 (requires registration)
  • class 4 (requires notification).

Notification is for premises with the lowest risk food handling, and is once-off, with no fee payable.

A statewide single registration / notification system now applies to mobile food premises. Food businesses must register or notify their mobile food premises with the principal council. The principal council will usually be the council for the district where the business prepares or stores food to be sold from the mobile food premises, or, if food is not usually prepared or stored beforehand, the district where the vehicle is mainly garaged.

The single registration system means that when you register or notify your mobile food premises with your principal council, it applies across Victoria. You can operate these premises in any other council district in Victoria without having to register again. You will be required to notify any new council you operate within, though there is no fee for this notification. For more information about the single registration system, you can visit the Department of Health website.

You can register / notify your mobile food premises in Streatrader, an online system for the State-wide registration and notification of temporary and mobile food premises, food vending machines and water transport vehicles. Associated permanent or fixed premises can also be registered or notified in this online system.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration / notification you must:

  • have a mobile food premises
  • make an application for registration or notification to your principal council via Streatrader or by completing the approved hard-copy form (available your principal council) and attaching any required documentation
  • pay the fee (if any) as determined by the principal Council.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Additional registration or approvals may be required for other food premises. You must comply with all conditions, requirements or obligations imposed by the local council or under the Act or Regulations, including the Food Standards Code, Food Safety Program, council inspections and labelling requirements. Failure to comply may result in your registration being revoked or suspended.


One year, unless otherwise specified on the permit. Annual renewal is required.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees for applications or renewals of mobile food vehicles / premises depend on class or if they are new:

  • New Class 2 - $730.00
  • New Class 3 - $640.00
  • Renewal Class 2 - $430.00
  • Renewal Class 3 - $380.00.

Temporary stall / food premises registration and renewal fees:

  • Each temporary stall linked to fixed premises ??? class 3: $130.00, class 2: $220.00, annual registration: $150.00.
  • Temporary food premises ??? quarter registration: $250.00, class 2 annual registration: $310.00, class 3 annual registration: $260.00.
  • Temporary stall ??? quarter registration class 3: $180.00, weekly registration class 3: $140.00.

Fees are for 2021-22

General Variation All

Alteration fees for mobile food premises / vehicles vary according to class:

  • Class 2 - $215.00 per application
  • Class 3 - $190.00 per application
Fees are for 2021-22
Transfer Transfer All

Fees for the transfer of temporary stalls / mobile vehicles / vending machines registrations range between $190 and $215 depending on class and size. 

Fees are for 2021-22

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2015 Victoria

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Health Services Officer

City of Melbourne

Operating address: 90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9658 9058
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)