Under the Victorian Food Act 1984 (Food Act), all food premises are required to acquire registration from or provide notification to their registering council before selling food. This includes fixed premises, such as cafes and restaurants, and all temporary and mobile food premises, such as market stalls or food vans.
You can register your temporary or mobile food premises with your local council using FoodTrader. FoodTrader will allow you to:
Mobile food premises are vehicles, such as vans, trailers or carts, from which food is sold.
Temporary food premises are:
A SOT is a statement of intent to trade at a particular event. It lets all relevant councils know when you will be operating your temporary or mobile food premises, and where.
The statewide single registration scheme only provides registration or notification relevant to the Food Act.
You will need separate council approval to operate in a public place. The Town Planning and Local Laws departments of the council districts in which you plan to trade can advise you about this.