Street Stalls, Festivals and Fetes
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.
To ensure food offered for sale at street stalls, festivals and fetes is safe and fit for human consumption, it is important that every person involved in the preparation, packaging and storage of food understands and complies with Council’s guidelines.
Perishable foods are those that can spoil quickly and support the growth of harmful bacteria likely to cause food poisoning. Examples of perishable foods are:
- Milk and milk products including custard, cheese, cream and yoghurt.
- Cakes with cream fillings.
- Meat, poultry and fish.
- Sandwiches containing meat, eggs, or mayonnaise.
- Cooked rice and casseroles.
- Pies, pasties, or sausage rolls.
It is recommended that non-perishable foods are sold. However, perishable foods can be sold if there are appropriate temperature control measures in place:
- Cold food must be stored below 5 degrees Celsius, either on ice or in a refrigerated container.
- Hot food must be kept at temperatures above 60 degree Celsius after cooking, either in a pie warmer, bain-marie, or on a gas burner.
If you are selling foods such as cakes or trays of biscuits, this food must be kept covered.
All food must be packaged prior to it leaving the kitchen it was made in.
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.