Is Streatrader for you?
Streatrader is for food businesses and community groups that prepare and/or sell food* (including drinks) from a temporary or mobile premises.
Is Streatrader for you?
Q. Do you sell food from a portable stall, a van, a community hall or other similar site that you only use occasionally, or from a vending machine?
Q. Do you handle food at one of these places to sell it somewhere else (this includes making, manufacturing, storing, cooking or serving food that you intend to sell)?
Q. Are you a private water carter who transports for sale water for human consumption (includes using the water to prepare food or make ice for human consumption or to preserve unpackaged food)?
If the answer to any of the questions is yes, you can apply to your local council through Streatrader for permission to conduct these activities.
If you are not handling or selling food or drink as defined above, then you do not need to use Streatrader. However, you may still require a fixed premises registration - talk to your local council.
When you donate food to a fete or stall where it is sold by a community group or business, your donation is NOT a sale, but the sale by the community group or business is a sale.
If you are unsure whether your activity involves the sale of food, contact the environmental health unit at the council in which your business or community group is based for advice.
The table below can help you work out whether you need to apply for registration on Streatrader.
|Food handling activities||Licensing agency||Apply under Food Act?||Is Streatrader for you?|
|Main activity is selling uncooked meat, chicken or fish at a fixed premises (for example, butcher’s shop, fishmonger)||Primesafe||No||No|
|Selling packaged meat at a market from a Primesafe licensed meat transport vehicle||Council||Yes||Yes|
|Selling packaged meat at a market from any other vehicle or stall||Council||Yes||Yes|
|Main activity is selling raw fish or seafood from a van or stall||Primesafe||No||No|
|Manufacturing dairy foods or handling them for wholesale||Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV)||No||No|
|Manufacturing ice cream and/or frozen yoghurt and selling it from a van or stall||Council||Yes||Further information on Dairy products|
|Selling dairy foods (including ice cream &/or frozen yoghurt) from a stall or other temporary premises, a van or other vehicle at any location||Council||Yes|| Yes
Further information on Dairy products
Catering for a function, or the serving of food by a community group at activities for members or guests where:
Contact your council where your permanent premises is located
|Selling all other food from a stall, van, hall you use occasionally, vending machine||Council||Yes||Yes|
|Selling water for human consumption from a water transport vehicle||Council||Yes||Yes|
* 'Food' includes:
- anything that people eat or drink
- ingredients of a food, including additives to a food
- drinks, including water, alcohol, milk, tea, coffee, fruit juice and soft drinks
- chewing gum, including ingredients and additives
'Sale' has a very broad meaning. The most common situations it covers include:
- being paid to provide food to people or businesses, or receiving other valuable consideration, such as from a retail or wholesale premises or at a market or from a stall or van or as a caterer
- selling food whether for a profit or as a fundraiser for charity
- offering or displaying food for sale, even if you don’t sell any
- selling food to someone who is going to re-sell it
- receiving food or storing food in order to sell it
- providing food to someone as part of a inclusive contract for accommodation or service (such as providing breakfast at a hotel or bed and breakfast; providing meals to residents in nursing homes; providing meals to children in day-care centres)
- providing food to an employee at the workplace as part of the employee’s award or contract
- giving away food 'in furtherance of trade' or as an advertisement (such as to promote your business)
- supplying food to patients in hospitals or prisoners in prisons.