Mobile Food Vendors
Recent update (15 May 2013):
At the Council meeting on 14 May 2013, Council endorsed the proposed guidelines for mobile food vending.
A maximum of 40 permits will be issued from 1 August 2013.
Applications will be open from June 1 - 30 and application forms will be available here from 1 June 2013.
An information session for Mobile Food Vendors will be held on Monday June 3 from 3pm to 5pm at:
Adelaide City Council,
Colonel Light Centre
25 Pirie Street, Adelaide
To RSVP for this session, please email SplashAdelaide@adelaidecitycouncil.com by Wednesday May 29.
These fees are pending endorsement as part of the Council’s fees and charges schedule in June 2013.
There will be 2 types of permits.
Can trade on any day throughout the 6 month permit period. (minimum 30 vendors)
Summer period: $1000 + GST
Winter period: $666 = GST
10 Day Permit:
Can trade for any 10 days within the 6 month period. If a vendor uses their first 10 days they can purchase another 10 day permit. (maximum 10 vendors)
1st 10 day permit - $500
2nd 10 day permit - $350
3rd becomes open permit - $150
1st 10 day permit - $333
2nd 10 day permit - $233
3rd becomes open permit - $100
Further information will be posted here, please check back with us for updates.
Mobile Food Vending
Mobile Food Vendors are popping up in various locations around Adelaide adding vibrancy to the City. The project allows mobile carts, trucks and vans offering food and drinks to set up in temporary locations to cater to city residents, workers and visitors.
Take your pick from a delicious variety of mobile food ranging from burgers to gourmet cuisine and nutritious juices to your daily shot of coffee.
A list of Mobile Food Vendors can be found here.
The mobile food vending pilot project was launched in 2011 as part of Splash Adelaide.
Splash Adelaide is an initiative of Adelaide City Council and supported by the South Australian Government. The program aims to increase the vibrancy of Adelaide by supporting community activities and events. It also provides opportunities for businesses to trial initiatives.
52 trial permits were provided for mobile food vending and applications closed in October 2012. Due to the success of the pilot project, Adelaide City Council has developed guidelines for the continuation of mobile food vending. These proposed guidelines have been developed in consultation with the mobile food vendors and from feedback from local businesses and the general public.
The demand for mobile food vending permits has been high. Since applications closed in October 2012, Adelaide City Council has received many enquiries from entrepreneurs seeking a permit.
Public Consultation was held regarding the proposed Mobile Food Vending Guidelines for 3 weeks from 18 February to 10 March 2013. 950 feedback forms were received during this period. All community feedback was reviewed and considered and a report and final draft of the Mobile Food Vending Guidelines was presented to Council for consideration and endorsement on 16 April 2013. At this meeting Council requested further information regarding the number of permits and permit fees. This information was provided and Council endorsed the guidelines on Tuesday 14 May 2013.
The results of the community consultation are available to view on the Your Say Adelaide website here.
Further information and the application form will be posted here on June 1st, please check back with us for updates.