Trading at an Event 

Temporary Food Stalls or Vehicles 

Should you wish to sell food from a temporary food stall or vehicle at a single event, approval must be obtained from the City’s Environmental Health Services. 

Unless a community or charitable organisation, all stalls or vehicles must be a registered food business. Businesses will be required to provide the following information: 

  • Complete the Street Trading Licence Application Form
  • Complete a Food Event Notification Form
  • Public liability insurance, ensuring; 
    • Ensuring the minimum amount is $20,000,000 
    • The policy is valid for the dates of the event 
    • If on council land, the City of Nedlands must be listed as an interested party  
  • Copy of the Food Business Registration Certificate from the local government where you are based 
  • Payment of the applicable fees on request by a City officer 

Please note: All Application forms are to be submitted at least 10 working days prior to an event. Applications may be refused if received outside of this period. 

Useful resources 

There are statutory requirements around the use of gas appliances in public venues. Follow the link below for more information: 

For more information on food handling at temporary events, click here Information Sheet for Food Handling Guideline for Temporary Events 

Mount Claremont Farmers Markets  

The Mount Claremont Farmers Market is located at Mount Claremont Primary School, 103 Alfred Rd, Mount Claremont. The market trades every Saturday morning and is run by the school's P & C. Only food businesses that are registered with a local government are permitted to operate as food stalls at the Market.  

People wishing to trade at the markets must first approach the Farmers Market Coordinator to assess the availability and suitability for additional stallholders. Contact details can be obtained from their website www.mtclaremontfarmersmarket.com.au. Following acceptance by the Farmers Market Coordinator, all stallholders selling food must be issued with written approval from the City of Nedlands prior to commencing trading (please note there is a minimum processing time of 10 working days). 

Each applicant must: 

 

Fundraising Food Stalls  

Where food is sold, and all money raised is for fundraising, these food businesses are referred to as an “Exempted Food Businesses”.  Examples of the business include sporting clubs, schools, church groups and other not-for-profit community groups. 

Exempted Food Businesses must provide to the City the following documentation (all application forms are to be submitted at a minimum of 10 working days prior to an event): 

Most importantly all food handlers must have a basic understanding of food safety. Stall operations need to comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, in particular, chapter 3 Food Safety Standards as demonstrated in the picture on pages 202-3 of Safe Food Australia - A Guide to the Food Safety Standards. It is also recommended that at least one member who will be present on the day complete the City’s online food safety training program.

Useful resources 

There are statutory requirements around the use of gas appliances in public venues. Follow link below for more information: 

Submitting Applications

Completed forms can be submitted by attaching them to the below enquiry form or hand-delivered to The City of Nedlands administration building. 

Enquiry form

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