Itinerant vendors provide a convenient service to residents of Moreton Bay and visitors to the region. Itinerant vending is the sale of goods on the road from a commercial vending vehicle. These vehicles can only stop to make a sale when their driver is waved down by a person intending to make a purchase. Itinerant vending includes activities such as:
- Mr Whippy
- Home ice-cream van
You will need an itinerant vending permit if you wish to operate on Council roads and road reserves. Council regulates the sale of goods to make sure businesses operate safely and are considerate to residents and other people visiting public spaces.
You need to submit your application at least eight weeks before you will be selling goods. Once all supporting documents have been provided, your application will be reviewed and assessed under Local Law No. 1 (Administration) 2011. Schedule 8(a).
We may consult with key stakeholders. It may take up to 30 business days from assessment to decision once all supporting documents have been provided.
You do not need a local law approval if you only want to sell from private property (such as an industrial premises). Permission is required from the property owner before entering private property. Other approvals may be required if you are operating from private property. If you are unsure, contact Council.