Brighton’s food van policy out for consultation

BRIGHTON Council is looking to upgrade provisions for the operation of food vans in the municipality and has approved a draft policy for mobile food vendors. It is now seeking input from the public.

Under the Tasmanian Food Act, food vans require a council permit as well as a mobile food licence to operate from specific locations.

Brighton’s draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy proposes an annual licence fee of $600 for food vans, or a three-month fee of $200.

Van Demons Café De Wheels, one of Brighton Municipality’s popular food vans.
Van Demons Café De Wheels, one of Brighton Municipality’s popular food vans.

The proposed locations for mobile vendors are:

  • Cris Fitzpatrick Park, Gagebrook
  • Lennox Park, Old Beach
  • Seymour Street Car Park, Brighton
  • Pontville Park, Brighton
  • 2A Eddington Street, Bridgewater
  • Brighton Army Camp, 241 Brighton Road, Brighton
  • Corner Back Tea Tree Road and Rutherford Drive
  • Brighton Council Chambers Car Park – Brighton and Old Beach
  • Brighton Civic Centre Car Park

Council may consider adding additional locations if suitable sites are identified by applicants or the public.

According to the draft policy, up to three food vans will be able to operate from any one site at the same time, unless specific exemptions are provided to allow for more.

The draft policy also details trading frequency, time and site restrictions, parking requirements, waste disposal, noise limits and general trading provisions, as well as information on the application process.

To gain a copy of Brighton’s draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy: Download the policy from the website Email – Phone – 6268 7000

Submissions and comments can be lodged between July 3 to 24 via: The website Email to By mail c/o the General Manager, 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach 7017