Temporary food businesses are temporary structures that are:
They can also include parts of structures or land, and permanent structures not owned or leased by the business and used occasionally (eg, a community hall).
A Temporary Food Business operator must comply with the Food Act 2006 and Food Safety Standards in order to protect consumers.
All food stalls must be:
Short-term food stall approvals are issued to an operator that is attending a single event only such as for the Sweet Days, Hot Nights Festival, Burdekin Water Festival, Home Hill Harvest Festival; or a one-off food stall at an approved market.
An annual food stall licence is available for an operator who wishes to operate at a number of markets or events throughout the licensing period. The fit out facilities and construction must remain the same for all events attended. Please refer to Temporary Food Stall fit-out guide for more information.
A licence must be obtained from Council to operate a short-term or annual food stall at a market or event.
A Temporary Food Business Licence Application is to be completed and submitted to Council with the required fee. The application must include a site plan with details of the stall set-up.
The application must be submitted at least 7 days prior to the event.
Please refer to the Temporary Food Stall checklist for assistance prior to and on the day of the stall/event.