Food at fairs & events

One day fairs, festivals and events may be operated by Council, a charitable organisation or a private organisation, but the majority of them will involve the selling of food to the public. Each of these food businesses MUST obtain a licence from Council prior to the event.

NSW Food Authority

In addition to Council regulations, the NSW Food Authority's Food Handling Guidelines for Temporary Events must be complied with. All temporary food stalls/events need to be registered with the NSW Food Authority online at except where exempt (fundraising and charitable events). Online notifications are free.

More information

For more information, contact the NSW Food Authority on 1300 552 406 or email

Need planning advice?

Contact Council's Duty Planner:

  • Phone 8305 8484
  • Visit in person at our Customer Service Centre, 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction
  • Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 1pm and 2pm - 4pm