Selling Food - Events & Fundraising

Environmental Health

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

Food festival processes are currently under review, and will be made available once finalised.

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.

For further guidance and information, please see the MPI website:

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021