To which Council do i apply?

The principal council is determined by the type of premises you are, and the activities you in engage in. The easiest way to find out, is to start an application. Based on the answers provided, Streatrader will allocate a principal council.

Below is a summary of the decisions that determine which council your application will be submitted to.

Temporary food premises

When lodging a Streatrader application, you will be allocated ‘principal’ council. Your principal council is determined by:

1. the location at which you routinely prepare the food that is sold from your food premises, for example a café or restaurant. If this doesn’t apply then:

2. the location at which you routinely store the food that is to be sold from your temporary food premises, for example your home, a warehouse or restaurant. If this doesn’t apply then:

3. the location at which you store the equipment to be used at your stall.

4. If none of the above applies, the location is your business or home address. If you are from interstate, your registering council is determined by your first trading location each year.

You only need to register with one council, which then permits you to trade across Victoria.

Mobile food premises

When lodging a Streatrader application, you will be allocated ‘principal’ council. Your principal council is determined by:

1. The location at which you routinely prepare the food that is sold from your mobile food premises, for example, a café or restaurant. If this doesn’t apply then:

2. The location at which you routinely store the food that is to be sold from your mobile food premises, for example, your home, a warehouse or restaurant. If this doesn’t apply then:

3. The location at which you garage your mobile food premises. If you are from interstate, your registering council is determined by your

Water transport vehicles

The principal council for water transport vehicle with the council in whose district the water transport vehicle is garaged 

Vending Machines

The principal council for vending machine operators is based on where the business or head office is located

 

Questions to ask your council

Speak to your registering council’s environmental health officer to find out what you need to do to register. Before you contact the council, have a clear idea of what types of food you intend to sell. Some questions you can ask include:

• What is your registration process?

• What requirements do I need to meet before you register my food premises?

• How much do you charge for registration?

• How do I organise a registration inspection (if an inspection is required)?

• What trading sites are available in your council area?

• Do I need any other permits?

• What other information do I need to provide with the application?