Street Food Pilot Project

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Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee has adopted a new Street Food Strategy that will be trialled as a pilot program.

The project aims to balance the needs of bricks-and-mortar businesses and street food vendors, while identifying viable public land for food trucks.

The Street Food Strategy will encourage businesses in the sector to grow and create jobs, help activate key public spaces and streamline Council processes.

The project includes two initiatives; new Street Food Vendor Guidelines and a Pilot Program.

Street Food Vendor Guidelines

The new ‘Street Food Vendor Pilot Guidelines’ can be found on this page in the 'Document Library'. Alternatively, you can view the Frequently Asked Questions listing.

The Guidelines seek to provide clarity for existing traders and the growing mobile food / food truck industry about food truck operations in Townsville.

The guidelines are relevant to:

  • Current street food vendors, and
  • Someone who is interested in delving into the street food business.

Pilot Program

For details on the Pilot Program, please view the ‘Street Food Strategy Information Sheet’ on this page in the 'Document Library'.

Council encourages interested residents to participate in the Pilot Project. To express your interest, please phone (07) 4773 8661 or email CommercialPermits@townsville.qld.gov.au

Have Your Say

To provide feedback on the Street Food Vendor Guidelines, please complete the short survey below. Feedback will be received until 12am Monday 2nd December 2019.

If you would like Council to consider new areas for street food opportunities, please identify them using the interactive map below.

Council will use this information in future planning for events and feedback into our strategy.


Townsville City Council’s Community and Cultural Development Committee has adopted a new Street Food Strategy that will be trialled as a pilot program.

The project aims to balance the needs of bricks-and-mortar businesses and street food vendors, while identifying viable public land for food trucks.

The Street Food Strategy will encourage businesses in the sector to grow and create jobs, help activate key public spaces and streamline Council processes.

The project includes two initiatives; new Street Food Vendor Guidelines and a Pilot Program.

Street Food Vendor Guidelines

The new ‘Street Food Vendor Pilot Guidelines’ can be found on this page in the 'Document Library'. Alternatively, you can view the Frequently Asked Questions listing.

The Guidelines seek to provide clarity for existing traders and the growing mobile food / food truck industry about food truck operations in Townsville.

The guidelines are relevant to:

  • Current street food vendors, and
  • Someone who is interested in delving into the street food business.

Pilot Program

For details on the Pilot Program, please view the ‘Street Food Strategy Information Sheet’ on this page in the 'Document Library'.

Council encourages interested residents to participate in the Pilot Project. To express your interest, please phone (07) 4773 8661 or email CommercialPermits@townsville.qld.gov.au

Have Your Say

To provide feedback on the Street Food Vendor Guidelines, please complete the short survey below. Feedback will be received until 12am Monday 2nd December 2019.

If you would like Council to consider new areas for street food opportunities, please identify them using the interactive map below.

Council will use this information in future planning for events and feedback into our strategy.


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Please use the interactive map to identify potential ideas for street food and food truck locations. To easily locate a street near you, please ensure you have 'Location' enabled on your browser.

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