Mobile Food Vendors

Council has received interest from the community for the operation of mobile food vans within the West Tamar Municipality and is supportive of exploring opportunities which encourage diversity in food business, support local entrepreneurs and ensure a high standard of food business service delivery.

Council has adopted a policy which will support the operation of mobile food vendors within the municipality and is currently accepting Expression of Interest Applications until COB Wednesday 29th January 2020. To apply, please download and complete the Guidelines and Application Form, and return it to Development Services via wtc@wtc.tas.gov.au or P.O. Box 16, Riverside TAS 7250.  Any enquiries, call (03) 6323 9200.

ELIGIBILITY:
Only operators of road registered vehicles where trade is wholly from inside the vehicle can obtain a permit, and applicants must provide evidence of the following:

  • Current state-wide mobile food business registration or notification;
  • Current vehicle registration; and
  • Current Public and Product Liability Insurance with cover of $ 20 million.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
An application form must be completed and submitted to Council together with copies of the following documents:

  • Current state-wide mobile food business registration or notification;
  • Current Public Liability and Product Liability Insurance with cover of $ 20 million (minimum);
  • Current road vehicle registration;
  • Details of the type of food and drink that will be traded (eg. menu); and
  • A ‘Letter of Consent’ to operate within 200m of a fixed take away food premises (if applicable).

Note: To obtain a permit for operation of mobile food vehicle on private property, please contact Council’s Planning Department.

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