Mobile Food Vending Program

Consultation has concluded

Project Information

The Food Trucks (Mobile Food Vending) Program aims to activate and co-create vibrant places and spaces with cultural and creative activities and events.

Click here for the Current Operating Guidelines Click here for the Current FAQs Click here to contact Staff
View CURRENT Information and Operating Guidelines by clicking here View the CURRENT FAQs - October 2015 by clicking here Contact Council Staff for further enquiries


To stay up to date on general information regarding the Mobile Food Vendors please visit Council's main website.


Project Information

The Food Trucks (Mobile Food Vending) Program aims to activate and co-create vibrant places and spaces with cultural and creative activities and events.

Click here for the Current Operating Guidelines Click here for the Current FAQs Click here to contact Staff
View CURRENT Information and Operating Guidelines by clicking here View the CURRENT FAQs - October 2015 by clicking here Contact Council Staff for further enquiries


To stay up to date on general information regarding the Mobile Food Vendors please visit Council's main website.


Consultation has concluded
  • August 2015 Consultation Information

    over 2 years ago

    The previous guidelines for the Mobile Food Vending Program were developed in consultation with mobile food vendors, local businesses and the general public and were endorsed by Council in May 2013. The guidelines were endorsed until June 2015, when a review of the Program would be undertaken to determine if it continued to align with Council’s objectives.

    The proposed draft Mobile Food Vending Guidelines for the August 2015 consultation took into consideration the needs of all stakeholders to produce the best outcome for the community and the City.

    For background information on this project please:

    The previous guidelines for the Mobile Food Vending Program were developed in consultation with mobile food vendors, local businesses and the general public and were endorsed by Council in May 2013. The guidelines were endorsed until June 2015, when a review of the Program would be undertaken to determine if it continued to align with Council’s objectives.

    The proposed draft Mobile Food Vending Guidelines for the August 2015 consultation took into consideration the needs of all stakeholders to produce the best outcome for the community and the City.

    For background information on this project please:

    To stay up to date on general information regarding the Mobile Food Vendors please visit Council's main website by clicking here.


  • Project Update - Council Makes a Submission to State Government's 'Food Trucks in SA' Discussion Paper

    over 2 years ago
    In response to the State Government’s ‘Food Trucks In SA’ Discussion Paper Council has reviewed the Discussion Paper and carefully considered the options tabled and the potential implications this may have for councils in South Australia.

    Council’s current position and response to the Discussion Paper is presented throughout this submission including:
    • Response to the Discussion Paper
    • An overview of the ACC Mobile Food Vending Program and Operating Guidelines
    • Legislative context
    • Response to Option 1 – Consistent Permit System
    • Response to Option 2 – Centralised Permit System
    The Discussion Paper and Council’s MFV Operating Guidelines both acknowledge MFVs provide a number of benefits to a city and local communities in terms of increased vibrancy, activation and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    The past four years have seen the Adelaide City Council successfully manage a MFV program which is responsive to and supports the Council and Government’s outcomes of a vibrant city while providing a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Council believes through sharing its’ research and findings with State Government it provides a platform for LG and State Government to work together to ensure the outcomes of all parties and their stakeholders are achieved.

    Council’s view is that while the options outlined in the Discussion Paper may provide some benefit to MFVs, it is felt there is a distinct lack of clarity around how the proposed reforms would work in practice. Therefore, Council will provide a finalised position on the reforms proposed once the outcome of the Discussion Paper is released.
    In response to the State Government’s ‘Food Trucks In SA’ Discussion Paper Council has reviewed the Discussion Paper and carefully considered the options tabled and the potential implications this may have for councils in South Australia.

    Council’s current position and response to the Discussion Paper is presented throughout this submission including:
    • Response to the Discussion Paper
    • An overview of the ACC Mobile Food Vending Program and Operating Guidelines
    • Legislative context
    • Response to Option 1 – Consistent Permit System
    • Response to Option 2 – Centralised Permit System
    The Discussion Paper and Council’s MFV Operating Guidelines both acknowledge MFVs provide a number of benefits to a city and local communities in terms of increased vibrancy, activation and opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    The past four years have seen the Adelaide City Council successfully manage a MFV program which is responsive to and supports the Council and Government’s outcomes of a vibrant city while providing a platform for innovation and entrepreneurship.

    Council believes through sharing its’ research and findings with State Government it provides a platform for LG and State Government to work together to ensure the outcomes of all parties and their stakeholders are achieved.

    Council’s view is that while the options outlined in the Discussion Paper may provide some benefit to MFVs, it is felt there is a distinct lack of clarity around how the proposed reforms would work in practice. Therefore, Council will provide a finalised position on the reforms proposed once the outcome of the Discussion Paper is released.