Food Trucks

Food trucks, vans and trailers can make positive contributions to the attraction and vitality of our local areas and provide economic and cultural benefits for the community. The Kingborough food truck permit enables mobile food vendors to trade at approved locations on Council road reservations and land.

The Food Truck Policy (PDF) provides guidelines for trading times, trading locations and a list of no-go zones. These policy conditions are to ensure and maintain:

  • public safety and amenity,
  • vehicle and pedestrian access,
  • equal opportunity for all registered vendors,
  • the business of fixed food premises.

Food business registration

Tasmanian-wide mobile food business registration is a prerequisite for the Kingborough food truck permit.

Have you registered your food business with a Tasmanian council?

Information on how to register your food business in Tasmania and other helpful information can be found on our Food Safety page.

Food trucks on private property or State land

The Kingborough food truck permit does not apply for mobile food trading on private property, State land, or State highway reservations.

Food trading (food services) on private property may be prohibited or require a planning permit, depending on the controls of the Kingborough Interim Planning Scheme 2015. We strongly recommend that you seek advice from Council’s Planning Department before any other approvals to understand the requirements.

Food trucks at events

The Kingborough food truck permit is not required for trading at an event or market in Kingborough. Permits and approvals for events are managed by the event organiser.

Apply for a food truck permit

Road registered food trucks, mobile food trailers and push carts are welcome to apply for a Kingborough food truck permit.

To apply for a food truck permit please complete the online application form.