What is Streatrader?
Streatrader is an online system for traders to register and notify temporary and mobile food premises and water transport vehicles in Victoria.
Who is it for?
Streatrader is for:
- food businesses and community groups that sell food from a temporary site, such as a stall, van, trailer, community hall or vending machine
- private water carters that transport and sell water for drinking.
Why is it important?
Making and selling food brings certain responsibilities. Food-borne illness can cause illness and even death in vulnerable people. To protect Victorians, all food businesses or community groups that sell food must comply with food laws, including the Food Act 1984 (Vic).
All food business owners (and community groups who sell food) are legally responsible to ensure that food sold or prepared for sale is safe to eat and free from any contamination.
The requirements that affect your business or group will depend on the type of food you sell.
Your principal council is:
- where your business prepares or stores food that is to be sold from a van or stall; or
- if food is not usually prepared or stored beforehand by your business - the district in which you usually store the equipment for a stall, or garage your food van; or
- if none of the above apply - the district in which your usual business address is located; or
- if the above are not in Victoria - the district in which the food van or stall will first operate in Victoria.
If Hobsons Bay City Council is your principal council, the Public Health Unit will be notified by the system that you have applied for a Temporary Food Act Registration.
Registration or notification?
As you complete the application process the system will automatically determine the class of registration for which you are applying. The application will be sent via the system to council and an officer will contact you prior to approval being granted.
If you need further information please contact:
Other council permits
The single statewide registration scheme is only relevant for registration or notification under the Food Act 1984.
The four sites that Council allows fund-raising or charitable events are listed on the Street Stall Application Form.
Applicants must provide a Public Liability Insurance Certificate of Currency when submitting a street stall application form. For further information please contact the Public Health Unit on 9932 1000.
For Roadside trading enquiries please contact Local Laws on 9932 1000.