Before operating a mobile food van an operator is required to apply for a mobile food vendor registration and obtain approval in writing before commencing operation.
Depending on where and when you intend to operate your mobile food van 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 mobile food vendor registration form should be submitted to Council with the relevant fees a minimum of 2 weeks before the event.
Guidelines for mobile food vending vehicles are available from the NSW Food Authority.