Street Trading on Local Government Land

Mobile vending, street trading and pop-ups are popular in the City of Charels Sturt.

If you're selling any kind of product on local government land, you must get permission before starting business trade.

Council can provide this permission under the Local Government Act 1999. There are requirements for operating a mobile food business the City of Charles Sturt. Read our Street Traders guidelines and 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

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

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

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.

Please 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.

There is a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 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

  1. Read the Street Traders Policy and identify what section/area applies to you
  2. Read the Street Traders Guidelines and Location Rules - Mobile Food Vendors
  3. Read the Street Trading on Local Government Land Conditions
  4. Complete the Application form

We'll let you know by email when we receive your application.

The assessment process happens within 10 business days and includes:

  • 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.

You can make payment online or refer to the Tax Invoice for other payment methods.

  • 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 10 business days from the date that all required information has been lodged with the Council.

Need help?

Community Safety
8408 1150
council@charlessturt.sa.gov.au