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.

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$52
Renewal$31
PeriodPermit Fee
Three months$255
Six months$510
Twelve months$1,020

 

The following permits are available for mobile food vehicles:

Standard PermitAll 13 locations 
  

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.

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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