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Temporary and mobile food businesses (trading at approved events or markets)


Applications must be submitted a minimum of 10 working days prior to the event. Late applications will not be processed.

If you wish to set up a temporary food stall/stand or operate a food vehicle at approved events or at a recognised market within the City of Fremantle you will require approval from our Environmental Health Services team by completing an Application for a Temporary Food Business.

Our Temporary Food Business Licence is valid for one year and licence holders may trade at multiple ongoing markets or events (provided the organisers consent has been obtained). The City does not offer one day licences.

You will be required to submit a food stall or vehicle diagram, public liability insurance and proof of food safety knowledge and skills.

For-profit vendors: Commercial food traders operating from a stall/stand or food vehicle, must be registered as a food business under the WA Food Act 2008. A Certificate of Registration issued by your local council must be provided.

Not-for-profit and charity groups ONLY:  An Application for a Temporary Food Business (Fundraising) form is required to be completed. You will also be required to submit a food stall diagram showing adequate hand washing and dish washing facilities as well as meeting the minimum Food Safety Standards.


  • For-profit food vendors are required to pay a fee with an Application for a Temporary Food Business. Fees are listed on the application form.
  • No fees apply to not-for-profit and charity groups

Operating a food stall guideline 

Approved food stalls are subject to the minimum standards for the operation of a food stall as set up the Australian Food Safety Standards. This requirement is to ensure the safety and suitability of food sold to the public from temporary food stalls.   

For further information on minimum requirements for operating a food stall please refer to the City’s guideline documents here:

For further information on the Australian Food Safety Standards you can visit this link: Food Safety standards.

Fremantle Markets and E-shed Markets 

Food vendors wishing to trade from a market stall from a ‘fixed set up’ location including fixed stalls at the Fremantle Markets and E-shed Markets must complete an application to register a new food business.

If you have any further queries please contact the City’s Environmental Health Services by phoning 1300 693 736 or email info@fremantle.wa.gov.au.

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