Mobile Food Vans / Itinerant Trading

We provide opportunities for temporary mobile food van vendors to add to the public’s enjoyment by allocating thirteen static foreshore permits and two roving residential permits per year.  The aim of the temporary permits is to provide food or soft drinks to the public at locations that are a distance from commercial seaside townships, but offer a valuable service to the local people.

Each year, we invite expressions of interest to appoint vendors to the sites for 12 months (November to October) to operate during daylight hours.

Expressions of interest for 2021-2022 are now closed.   If you would like to be contacted when the tender invitation opens for 2022-2023 then please email your details to and register your interest through e-Procurement system

The operating fee can range from $2500 onwards and is subject to change on an annual basis.

Download  Itinerant Trader Policy(PDF, 659KB)

Nominated areas for Itinerant Traders are as follows:

  • Residential
  • Mornington Park (Schnapper Point Drive)
  • Mount Martha (Opposite 506 Esplanade)
  • Safety Beach (Marine Parade and Prescott Avenue)
  • Sorrento (Opposite 3237 Point Nepean Road)
  • Hasting Foreshore Carpark

To avoid disappointment, please be familiar with these areas as we are not able to consider trading permits outside of these locations.

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