Selling Food - Events & Fundraising

Fundraisers & exempt businesses

Temporary Food Stalls


The Food Act 2014 allows a person or a group to trade in food for the sole purpose of raising money for a charitable, benevolent, philanthropic, or cultural purpose for up to 20 occasions in any calendar year.

Food for sale needs to be safe and suitable and all food must be sourced from registered food premises.

Food Festivals

Please  provide  food registration details to the event organiser including business name, contact details and Food Act 2014 registration number  (for example  TDC100921).

Food Trading: Once a Year

There is an allowance to enable people to trade in food once per calendar year who do not ordinarily trade in food.  Examples of this include:

Examples include but are not limited to:

  • A family with a food stall at an annual cultural festival:
  • Food provided at a home garage sale.

Last updated: 14 Feb 2024