Mobile food vending business

A mobile food premises is a premises that is either a vehicle from which a person sells unpackaged food by retail or a premises that is a food vending machine.

If you wish to start a Mobile Food Vending business, you must design, construct and fit out the vehicle so that it complies with legislative and council policies.

The following guides will help you meet these requirements:

A Mobile Food Vending business licence obtained in Queensland is applicable outside of the council area it was approved in, but within the state of Queensland.

Please note, it is a legislative requirement that all Mobile Food Vending businesses licensed in Queensland are listed on the Queensland Health website for public viewing.

What if I want to operate on a roadside?

If the Mobile Food Vehicle is to sell food items on a local government controlled road or footpath, you must have an approval for the specific location where the business is operating.

Refer to the Roadside Vending webpage for information on how to apply for a permit.

How to apply

For more information about Mobile Food Vending and requirements, contact council's Health and Regulatory Services to speak with an Environmental Health Officer on 1300 MACKAY (622 529) or email

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