Mobile Food Vehicles

Applying for a mobile food vehicle permit

The City has developed a Mobile Food Vehicles Policy. The policy outlines how to obtain a permit for operation, where mobile food vehicles are allowed to trade, and requirements associated with waste management, noise and advertising.

Subject to obtaining a permit to trade, the following locations have been approved for the operation of mobile food vehicles:

  • AP Hinds Reserve, Bayswater
  • Bardon Park, Maylands
  • Beaufort Park, Bedford
  • Berringa Park, Maylands
  • Bert Wright Park, Bayswater
  • Broun Park, Embleton
  • Clarkson Reserve, Maylands
  • Claughton Reserve, Maylands
  • Riverside Gardens, Bayswater
  • Robert Thompson Park, Noranda
  • Shearn Memorial Park, Maylands
  • Wymond Park, Bayswater
  • Crimea Park, Morley*.

*Trading within Crimea Park on Friday, Saturday or Sunday from 4.00pm onwards is subject to getting a separate mobile food vehicle permit specific to Crimea Park.

 

The following operations do not require a mobile food vehicle permit, though may be subject to other approvals and/or permits:

  • Trading at a City of Bayswater approved community event (e.g. Autumn River Festival)
  • Trading as an itinerant food vehicle
  • Trading on privately owned land
  • Catering for a private event on public land.

All permits follow the same fee structure, which includes both an application and permit fee.

Permit TypeApplication Fee
New Application$50
Renewal$30
PeriodPermit Fee
Three months$250
Six months$500
Twelve months$1,000

 

The following permits are available for mobile food vehicles:

Standard PermitAll 13 locations (excluding Crimea Park evening)
Crimea Park Evening PermitAll 13 locations (including Crimea Park evening)

Applications for a mobile food vehicle permit need to include:

  • Mobile Food Vehicle Application Form
  • Plan of the mobile food vehicle detailing interior dimensions and fittings
  • Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance, minimum $10 million
  • Food Act 2008 Certificate of Registration
  • Payment of the associated fees.

You can lodge the application in person at City of Bayswater Civic Centre, or by mail to PO Box 467, MORLEY WA 6943, or email to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

If a permit renewal is needed, the application needs to be submitted at least one month prior to the expiry of the existing permit to ensure no downtime in permit approval periods.

Crimea Park evening permit (expression of interest process)

Due to high demand for evening mobile food vehicle trading at Crimea Park, the Council has introduced an Expression of Interest (EOI) process to obtain a permit for trading in Crimea Park Friday, Saturday and Sunday after 4.00pm.

Traders wanting to operate from Crimea Park during these periods will be required to submit an EOI detailing how they meet the following assessment criteria:

 Weight
1. Operated by a City of Bayswater Resident10%

2. Unique experience

  • Affordable options
  • Range of food options (gluten free, vegetarian, child friendly etc.)
  • Unique food experience (type of food not already available in the area / by another food vendor)
35%
3. Strong marketing/social media presence20%

4. Area activation

  • Seating provided for patrons
  • Ancillary entertainment/attractions
  • Other activation initiatives
35%

Crimea Park evening permits are only available as a six month permit, either during the summer period (November - April) or winter period (May - October). The EOI process limits the number of permits available for during each period to 12, and all operators with a valid permit will be permitted to trade from Crimea Park at the same time.

Applications for a mobile food vehicle permit need the following documentation:

  • Mobile Food Vehicle Crimea Park Expression of Interest Application Form
  • Plan of the mobile food vehicle detailing interior dimensions and fittings
  • Certificate of Currency for public liability insurance, minimum $10 million
  • Food Act 2008 Certificate of Registration.

Applications can be made in person at City of Bayswater Civic Centre, by mail to PO Box 467, MORLEY WA 6943, or email to mail@bayswater.wa.gov.au.

If you have any queries regarding the EOI process, please do not hesitate to contact the City's Strategic Planning and Place on 9272 0649.

Mobile food vehicle trading requirements

Operators must:

  • Hold a current City of Bayswater Mobile Food Vehicle Permit
  • Display the permit on the dash or other prominent and visible location at all times
  • Comply with the requirements and conditions stipulated on the mobile food vehicle policy and permit issued by the City of Bayswater.

Unless otherwise stated in the operators permit, mobile food vehicles are able to use a temporary A-frame sign within 75m of the location of the mobile food vehicle for advertising. The use of amplified noise is not allowed.

Mobile food vehicle operators must provide adequate waste disposal facilities and remove all waste generated on site at the end of trade. Waste must not be disposed of in City of Bayswater bins.

For detailed requirements relating to mobile food vehicles, please refer to the City's Mobile Food Vehicle Policy and the conditions outlined on your approved permit.

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