Temporary and mobile food premises registration

In Victoria, temporary and mobile food premises such as market stalls and food vans require Food Act registration.

FoodTrader is the online system for businesses and community groups to register and notify their temporary and mobile food premises with their registering council.

When to use FoodTrader

You must use FoodTrader if you:

  • sell food or drink to the public at a stall, tent, marquee or from a mobile food vehicle including a van, trailer or cart
  • hold a public BBQ/sausage sizzle
  • own a vending machine or water transport vehicle.

Even if you make food at home and sell it at the local farmers market you need to have an account on the FoodTrader website

Local schools running fundraising events like fetes, hot dog day, or movie and pizza night, should first contact Council.

Will you be preparing food from home or a fixed food premises?

 You will also need to register these premises with Council

Further information

If you have any queries about FoodTrader, please contact Community Health Services on 1300 88 22 33 or visit the FoodTrader website