Other types of food vending


There are other types of food vending such as vending of private land at approved community events and street stalls. 

Vending on private land (eg commercial property)

To trade in a single place and continually trade from that place will require a formal Development Approval for that land use.

Vending at approved community events, sporting events, or markets, special events

To operate at special events, you will be required to gain approval from the event organiser who is responsible for ensuring that the event has appropriate approvals for the event. The NSW Food Authority has adopted guidelines for food businesses operating at temporary events.

Street stalls

Street stalls are used for selling goods and services as well as promotion in public areas. Street stalls are temporary activities limited to specific areas, days and times.

To operate a street stall in Lake Macquarie a permit is required. You will need to lodge an application under the Local Approvals Policy(PDF, 827KB).

Food vending for charities

The NSW Food Authority provides information for organisations providing or selling food for charitable purposes.