Where do I find out more information about the Street Food Project?
You can download the Project Guidelines from the 'Document Library' on the project page of this website. Alternatively, contact the
Commercial Permit Officer on (07) 4773 8661 or email@example.com.
What is the cost of a Commercial Permit – Street Food/Coffee Provider?
There are 2 types of permits, 'Events Only' at a cost of $500 and the '365 + Events' permit at a cost of $2000. The 'Events Only' permit is for operators that choose to participate in events that are held on council controlled space. The '365 + Events' is designed for operators that have regularly trade on council controlled space and is includes the fee for events.
I understand it is a Pilot Project, how long will the pilot go for?
Do I need a food license as well as a Commercial Permit?
Yes, you will need to apply for a food licence if you are preparing food on site. For more information regarding Environmental Health requirements please refer to Townsville City Council’s Licensing and Legislation page for more information https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/community-support/community-safety/food-safety-and-licensing/licensing-and-legislation or contact a Environmental Health Officer at 13 48 10.
Can I set up a coffee cart or food truck on the side of the road? - Do I need permission?
Can I set up a coffee cart or food truck on The Strand/Flinders Street or Castle Hill?
How long does it take to receive an permit?
I am operating on private land, do I need a permit?
No, but you may require a food licence and planning permission. Please refer to the Council’s website for further information or contact Townsville City Council on 13 48 10.
I am hosting an event/having a function on Council controlled space, park or facility and would like to use a food truck/stall. Who do I contact?
All food truck/stall operators that are operating on council space must have a permit, this is inclusive of private events and functions. To obtain a list of approved suppliers please contact council on 13 48 10 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I apply for a Commercial Permit – Street Food/Coffee Provider?
You can find the application form online at https://www.townsville.qld.gov.au/payments-rates-and-permits/forms-and-permits. You can also contact Venues Management and speak with the Commercial Permit Officer who can assist you through this application process and answer any questions you have about Commercial Permits and the Street Food Project. The contact number is (07) 4773 8661. You can also email CommercialPermits@townsville.qld.gov.au