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Street Trading on Local Government Land

The activity of mobile vending, street trading and pop ups are growing in popularity.  It is important that if you are investigating selling any form of product on local government land that you obtain permission prior to commencing business trade.

Council can provide this permission under the Local Government Act 1999 to provide guidance on the requirements of operating a mobile food business the City of Charles Sturt has developed a set of guidelines and Street Traders Policy.

The City of Charles Sturt provides 4 types of Vending permits:

Mobile Vending Permits – Food Trucks 
Mobile Vending Permit holders may trade at any of the approved food truck locations. Permits are issued on a monthly or annual basis.
Pre-Approved Locations for Mobile Vending Map (1979 kb)

Ice Cream/Ice Confection Hand Cart Vending on the Foreshore
The foreshore area is divided into 4 geographical areas for the purpose of issuing foreshore vending permits.
Street Trading Map (38 kb)

Ice-cream Food Vending Vans – Mobile Vending only
The area is divided into 4 geographical sections for the purpose of issuing Ice-Cream vending permits. These vans only stop to trade as hailed by customers and service residential homes.
Street Trading Map (38 kb)

Event Vending 
Permits issued for approved events or as part of fundraising activities and pop ups are not included in the maximum numbers of permits that can be issued for each section and area of the City. Event Vending requires the consent of the event organiser and is permitted only at the site, date and time of the event. 

Note: If a Mobile Vending Permit Food Truck Permit holder has an existing annual permit, the maximum combined permit fee for the year cannot exceed the fees set in regulations.

What are the costs?

There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $55.00 which must be paid upon submitting the application.
On approval, the following fees will apply:

Application Fee for Mobile Vending $55
Mobile Food Vendor (Food Truck) Off Peak Season
(May to September)
$150 per month or $50 per day
(GST Exempt)
Mobile Food Vendor (Food Truck) Peak Season
(October to April)
$200 per month or $75 per day
(GST Exempt)
Mobile Food Vendor (Food Truck)  Annual Fee
(May to April)
$2,000
(GST Exempt)
Permit Fee for Ice Cream Vans Annual Permit – 1 April to 31 March $780 per section per annum
Permit Fee for Ice Cream Vans Winter Period - Valid 1 April to 31 August $325 per section
Permit Fee for Ice Cream  Vans Summer Period - Valid 1 September to 31 March $455 per section
Permit Fee for Annual Fee for Ice Cream/Ice Confection Hand Cart Trolleys on Beach Foreshore $450 per section per annum
Permit Fee for Annual Fee for Ice Cream/Ice Confection Hand Cart Trolleys on Beach Foreshore Winter Period - Valid 1 April to 31 August $187.50 per section
Permit Fee for Annual Fee for Ice Cream/Ice Confection Hand Cart Trolleys on Beach Foreshore Summer Period - Valid 1 September to 31 March $262.50 per section
Permit Fee for Event Vending – coffee, food & other(Day Rate) minimum $55 per day or part thereof
Permit Fee for Event Vending   (Annual Rate) minimum $175 per year

What do you need to know?

  • If you are Street Trading at an Event on Local Government Land, you will need to complete either a Food Event Notification form or if you are coordinating the event a Food Notification for Event Coordinators form. If you intend to apply for a Street Trading on Local Government Land permit for 12 months or longer, you will also need to complete a Food Business Notification Form with your local Council.
  • You will need to supply the following information with your application:
    • Certificate of Currency showing a minimum ten million dollars ($10,000,000) Public Liability Insurance. 
      Note: Tax invoices are not considered sufficient evidence of a Public Liability Insurance Policy 
    • Insurance Schedule detailing all inclusions and any exclusions to the Policy.
    • If a vehicle/cart has been purchased, a photo of the vehicle/cart.
  • Any approval to operate a mobile food/beverage vending is subject to approval by Council’s Environmental Health Department
  • Applications will be considered within ten (10) business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council. 

How to apply?

What happens next?

You will receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application.

The assessment process will occur within ten business days and will include:

  • Confirmation of your details and required documentation supporting your application
  • Investigation of your proposed activity

On approval, you will be provided with a permit confirming the approved activity and the conditions.  A Tax Invoice will also be provided for the permit fees and payment must be made within the terms outlined within the Tax Invoice.  Payment can be made electronically by following the link below, or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

www.charlessturt.sa.gov.au/Payments

Who to call for help?

Community Safety 
Phone: (08) 8408 1198
Email: council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au

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