City of Port Lincoln

Mobile Food Vendor Location Rules Policy

New Local Government Mobile Food Vendors legislation - Local Government (Mobile Food Vendors) Amendment Act 2017 ("the Amendment Act") and the Local Government (General) (Mobile Food Vendors) Variation Regulations ("the Variation Regulations") was passed in State Parliament in August 2017 and commenced operation on 1 March 2018.

The new legislation required Council to prepare and adopt 'location rules' that set out locations within the council area in which mobile food vending businesses may operate.  Regulation 25C of the Variation Regulations sets out the framework for the identification of appropriate locations from which the mobile food vendors may operate.  

Council cannot restrict the type of food sold by the mobile food vendors.

Public consultation and engagement with stakeholders was not a requirement of the legislation and the preparation of the location rules, however it was considered beneficial and prudent to promote the draft Policy and the proposed eighteen sites where mobile food vendors could operate from with an invitation to the community and interested parties to provide comment.  

Public Consultation

The public were invited to make comment from Thursday 8 February 2018 to Thursday 1 March 2018. 

17 submissions were received during the consultation period. 

A summary of the submissions and Council's recommended action was presented to the meeting of Council on Monday 3 April 2018.

Summary and Response to Public Submissions

Mobile Food Vendor Location Rules Policy

A mobile food vending business will need to apply to Council for a permit under Section 222 of the Local Government Act 1999 to operate on a public road (as defined in the legislation) within the City of Port Lincoln boundary.  

To view the adopted policy outlining the acceptable locations and terms and conditions at each location refer policy below.

Mobile Food Vendor Location Rules Policy







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