Temporary and mobile food premises must hold current registration with their local Council and lodge registration online with Food Trader. Prior to attending an event a Statement of Trade must also be lodged through Food Trader to notify Councils when you will be operating within their municipality.
Registration of premises covers a 12 month period each year from 1 January, or the date the business commences operation, through to 31 December. In October of each year a renewal of registration form is sent out to all businesses, along with a request for payment of the annual registration fee. This form must be completed and returned to Council along with payment.
The structural standards required to fit a kitchen in a mobile food vehicle are dependent on the nature of the food business, potential risk factors, and the frequency of use.
A complete list of structural requirements can be found in the Food Standards Australia New Zealand Food Premises and Equipment legislation.
In general, the proprietor of the food vehicle must prominently display their name and contact details on the vehicle and ensure this is maintained in a readable condition.
The following requirements apply only to mobile food premises where food and beverages are prepared and offered for sale:
For more information about specific requirements for different food business types as well as labelling requirements and cleanliness and hygiene, go to Health and Food Requirements.