Project Status: When you need to do this
What you need to do
Complete the temporary food stalls event register
- Fields on the form marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
- You registration must be completed at least 28 days before your event.
- If you have any questions about registering a food and drink event, please contact us.
Provide a site map and list of all stalls and their locations
- Each stallholder is also required to register with us to trade in the local area. Upon registration, they will be issued with a Temporary Food Premises or TFP number.
- All temporary food stalls planned for your event should be listed in a spreadsheet attached to your event registration form.
If you can't provide the list when you send us your registration form, you must lodge a list of all the TFP numbers of stalls and the map with stall locations at least 10 working days before the event. If the application is not received in time, one of these fees will apply:
- up to 3 temporary food event stalls – $265
- more than 3 but not more than 7 temporary food event stalls – $707
- more than 7 but not more than 20 temporary food event stalls – $1,769
- more than 20 temporary food event stalls – $2,000.
Lodge the completed form
Before you start
- Read the temporary food stall operation requirements. It outlines the requirements which must be met when operating a food stall within our area.
- Use the temporary food stall checklist to ensure you have covered all the temporary food stall operation requirements.
Stall types for food and drink
- If you are providing stalls, the stands are often too small for cooking operations.
- As food preparation, storage and cooking is often conducted at the rear of the stall, this area must be provided with an overhead cover such as a tarpaulin.
- Waterproof ground cover must also be provided.
Power and other facilities
- We ask that you provide adequate power and lighting for your event.
- Power must be available for all stalls that need electricity to prepare and cook food. You must ensure all stalls have adequate lighting to prepare food safely and to aid cleaning.
- Cool rooms are required for any event that is operating for more than 3 hours.
- If temporary food stall holders do not have adequate washing facilities, you must provide it to ensure adequate cleaning and sanitising of all equipment and utensils used to prepare food.
- Temporary food stall holders are responsible for providing hand wash basins for their stall. If you would prefer to provide hand wash basins, we’ll fully support this.
- We use a risk-based system to determine if your event will be inspected.
- If your event is rated either moderate or high-risk, which is determined by the number of temporary food stalls selling potentially hazardous food and the duration of your event, then an inspection will take place.
- If your event takes place for a number of weeks, our health officers will inspect the event more than once. The inspections will usually occur at the start, in the middle and at the end to ensure standards are being maintained throughout the event.
- Refer to our temporary food stall checklist to ensure you’re complying with all requirements.