Food truck expressions of interest now open

Published on 06 January 2023


An expression of interest (EOI) is now open for our three-year food truck permits.

Permits offer food truck opportunities at 11 fixed locations, as well as four Residential Roaming Permits.

This EOI comes after the adoption of Mornington Peninsula Shire’s Food Truck Policy back in December 2022. The Food Truck Policy includes major changes shaped with the help of the community, including permits for a three-year period, additional fixed food truck locations and set fees for each site.

Food truck licences will commence on 1 May each year, with 50 per cent of permit fees required to be paid on this date, followed by the remaining fee payable before 31 August. Residential roaming permits have also increased from two to four, with one van permitted within each of the four designated areas.

These can be any food truck that is wanting to roam within the Shire, such as ice-cream or coffee vans.

Over winter, a brand new winter permit has been introduced at three locations. These permits will run from 1 May – 30 September annually.

The Shire have also added additional trial sites to support the growth of food trucks across the Peninsula, with opportunities to look at other sites and grow current sites. Our Food Truck Policy offers clear structure around our waitlist options, while the addition of a new Community Amenity Local Law 2022, supports the enforcement of illegal operation of food trucks across the Peninsula.

The Food Truck Policy also no longer requires the removal of food trucks from site each day, provided they return the following day for trading.
The new additional sites can be found at the following locations:

  • Hasting Foreshore Carpark, Pelican Park
  • Police Point, Portsea
  • Mornington Park, Mornington
  • Mt Eliza Quarry/Mt Eliza Regional Park, Mount Eliza

The EOI is now open and closes on 1 March 2023. To submit your application please visit:

To find out more about our new Food Truck Policy and a current list of traders, please visit our webpage:

Quote attributable to Councillor Mayor Steve Holland:

“Our Food Truck Policy has grown in leaps and bounds, thanks to the help of our community and local food truck businesses. We’ve heard loud and clear that changes needed to be made and this newly adopted Policy addresses that.

“I encourage any interested businesses to submit their expression of interest for a food truck permit.”



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