All food businesses and community groups that sell food from a temporary or mobile food premises within Victoria are required to register using a state-wide single registration and notification website called Streatrader.
Streatrader is an online system specifically designed for food businesses and community groups that sell food from a temporary site, such as a stall, van, trailer, community hall or vending machine.
The online system allows businesses to register and then notify Council when and where they intend to operate.
To operate a temporary or mobile food premises, for example at a festival or market in Victoria, you must:
Streatrader can be accessed by visiting: http://streatrader.health.vic.gov.au
Once you have logged into Streatrader, you can:
There is no need to complete lengthy forms and send them to various councils that you plan to operate in. Streatrader will do this electronically for you.
Your application/notification is emailed to your principal council for assessment. The principal councils may contact you for an inspection of your stall before granting registration or accepting the notification.
The principal council is the place where the business or community group:
Once a certificate of registration has been issued by the principal Council, a food business or community group may operate anywhere in Victoria while that registration is current, provided a Statement of Trade is lodged.
A statement of trade is required to be completed through Streatrader at least five days prior to the event. This statement of trade will be submitted to the relevant councils electronically.
Council's Environmental Health Officer may conduct an inspection during the event to ensure compliance with the Food Standards Code and your food safety obligations as they apply. Inspection reports will be recorded on your Streatrader registration to ensure compliance. This will be able to be reviewed by other Councils including your principal council.
For further information on operating a temporary food premises, please contact the Environmental Health Unit on (03) 9262 6197.
379-397 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading, Victoria 3131Australia
Tel: (03) 9262 6333 Fax: (03) 9262 6490Email: firstname.lastname@example.org