Food For Events

Food Safety at Events and Festivals

The Shire's Environmental Health Team monitors the safety of foods sold at local markets, events and festivals. This includes food vehicles, temporary food stalls and sausage sizzles. The Food Act and food regulations also apply to community groups and temporary food premises.

The State Government Department of Health has introduced  the Streatrader online registration system for temporary food premises and food vehicles. Please log onto and follow the prompts to lodge your application, notification and/or statements of trade. No application fee applies. 

Community groups selling low risk foods are required only to fill out the notification form and lodge a Statement of Trade on Streatrader. The types of low risk foods are:

  • Simple sausage sizzle (the same as a Bunnings sausage sizzle, that is limited to the following foods - beef sausage, onion, bread, sauce or low risk pre-packaged drinks)
  • Packaged cakes and confectionary
  • Wine tasting
  • Tea/coffee
  • Uncut fruit and vegetables

The State Government Department of Health has also released a Quick Guide which explains to food vendors and community groups how to use Streatrader and lodge a Statement of Trade.

View the quick guide here

Guidelines for Temporary Food Premises

Community groups and businesses selling foods at markets, events and festivals must follow the Mornington_Peninsula_Shire_Guidelines_for_Temporary_Food_Premises.pdf(PDF, 497KB)

For further information please contact the Shire's Environmental Health Team on 1300 850 600 or Streatrader at email 

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