Consultation on Mobile Food Vendor Policy

The community can have a say on how mobile food vendors, or food trucks, operate in public areas within the Barossa Council area.

As the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic occurred during the initial community consultation, Council is undertaking a second round of consultation to ensure optimum opportunity for feedback.

Council has released its draft Mobile Food Vendor (MFV) Policy and Location Rules for public comment until 7 July, 2020.

The documents give consideration to MFV hours of operation, location and what permit fees apply.

Director Development and Environmental Services, Gary Mavrinac, says Council is seeking to support all food businesses, whether mobile or fixed.

“The framework provide a balance between enabling mobile food vendors to operate in some areas, while providing separation distances from other MFVs, fixed food premises and residential areas,” he said. 

“There is also a focus on ensuring that mobile food vendors don’t have adverse impacts on road safety, amenity or cause nuisances to nearby properties.”

Key exclusions include operating on private land or as part of a Council-approved event.

People can have their say online via Council’s new engagement platform at, via email or in writing to PO Box 867 Nuriootpa SA 5355.

Draft Mobile Food Vendor Policy 

Mobile Food Vendor - Location Rules