Temporary Food Events


Before operating at a temporary food event an operator is required to apply for a Food business at temporary events/markets registration and obtain approval in writing before commencing operation.

Depending on where the temporary event is being held a Local Approval under Section 68 of the Local Government Act 1993 may also be required prior to commencing operation.

If food is prepared, stored or produced at a home based business you will be required to produce written evidence from your Local Council (where the premises is located) confirming your premises are suitable for the storage, preparation or production of food for sale.

The completion of the Food business at temporary events/markets registration form should be submitted to Council with the relevant fees a minimum of 2 weeks before the event.

Guidelines for food businesses at temporary events are available from the NSW Food Authority.