Information for community groups and businesses
In Victoria, all food premises must get a Food Act registration from their local council before selling food. This includes fixed premises, such as cafes and restaurants, as well as temporary and mobile food premises, such as a food van or market stall.
You can find out more about running a food stall here(PDF, 183KB) .
What is a temporary food premises?
According to the Food Act 1984, a temporary food premises is a structure that is not permanently fixed to a site. This includes things such as a tent, a stall or a marquee. Common examples are market stalls or sausage sizzles.
It also includes the temporary use of a kitchen not owned or leased by the food business. For example, if you are cooking cakes at a hired kitchen to sell later, you need to register your use of this kitchen as a temporary food premises.
You can find out more about temporary food premises here(PDF, 194KB) .
The Loddon Mallee group of councils has developed a set of guidelines to assist temporary food premises. The guidelines are available here(PDF, 3MB) .
What is a mobile food premises?
Under the Food Act, a mobile food premises is a food premises that is a vehicle. This can include food vans, caravans or trucks, coffee vans, trailers and even bicycles.