Community temporary food events

Anyone who sells food has a responsibility to make sure that the food is safe to eat and will not cause food poisoning.

All community groups/charities intending to operate and sell food at temporary food events must have single state-wide registration/notification. This single approval will cover your events throughout Victoria.

If you do not currently have state-wide registration/notification you must apply online with Streatrader.

Once your principal council has approved your application you will then be able to update and enter details of your events through Streatrader (eg. Statement of Trade). These SOT's on Streatrader will automatically notify the relevant council of your events.

For more information contact us on 9243 8810.

Food handling workshops

Are you a commercial or non-for-profit organisation who operates or is considering operating a temporary food stall in Moonee Valley?

We’re offering free food handling information workshops in September that will cover a range of food safety topics and an introduction to the Streatrader registration process.

Topics will include:

Food safety

  • Temperature control
  • Food storage and display
  • Cleaning and sanitising
  • Personal hygiene
  • Cross contamination
  • Pest control
  • Legal responsibilities
  • Food safety programs and minimum records


  • Understanding your risk level (Class 2, 3 and 4)
  • Understanding what a temporary food event is
  • How to determine who your principle council is
  • Understanding what the difference is between registration/notification and what is a premises
  • How to lodge an application
  • How to lodge a Statement of Trade 

Food Safety Program/Minimum Records

You must maintain the following Food Safety Program or mimimum records at your event/s.

  • Class 2 applicants are required to maintain a Food Safety Program at each event.
  • Class 3 applicants must maintain minimum records at each event.
  • Class 4 applicants are not required to keep records however you must ensure any food sold is safe and suitable to consume.

More information

These sites have been designed to assist community group with their Food Safety obligations and free online Food Safety training:

Safe food handling and preparation practices to make sure your premises comply with the Food Act 1984.

If you are setting up a temporary food premise in public (eg. footpath or park), call our Local Laws Unit on 8325 1734.

Last updated: Friday, 1 March 2019, 6:08 AM