Registration / Notification of a Mobile Food Premises - Victoria

Description

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 their principal council. Their 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

Licence

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; and
  • Pay the fee (if any) as determined by the principal Council.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

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 labeling requirements. Failure to comply may result in your registration being revoked or suspended.

Duration

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

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $146.65

Commercial food vendor. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All -

New food registration fee. Fees range between $417.50 and $1050, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All -

Streatrader classes 2 and 3 registration fee. Fees range between $470 and $640, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All -

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Apply Application All $885.00

Ice cream vendor permit. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All -

Food transfer fee. Fees range between $235 and $375, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Roadside Trader Application Form - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Registration / Notification of a Mobile Food Premises - Please contact Streatrader for application forms and registration details.

Approval time

Up to 20 working days.

Administering agency

Hume City Council

Contact details

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

Public Health Services Unit

Hume City Council

Operating address: 1079 Pascoe Vale Road
Broadmeadows
Victoria 3047
Mailing address: PO BOX 119
Dallas, Victoria 3047
Phone: 03 9205 2200
Fax: 03 9309 0109
Email: contactus@hume.vic.gov.au
Website: Hume City Council (Opens in new window)