Step 1 - YOU

Things you need to know

To complete this form, you will need to scan and attach these supporting documents:

  • copy of your food licence (if you intend to sell food then you must either have a current food licence or have an application being processed)
  • photograph of the mobile shop
  • copy of your Public Liability Insurance Certificate to a minimum value of $2 million.

Selling food or alcohol?

If your mobile shop sells food or alcohol, to get a mobile shop permit you’ll need to supply an alcohol licence and current food registration certificate.

Apply for a food registration certificate

Apply for an alcohol licence

Once you have copies of these supporting documents, you can apply for a Mobile Shop Permit online.

Fees you might expect

Fee for new applications in relation to any of:-
- signs on footpaths
- merchandise display
- tables and chairs on footpaths
- mobile shops
The stated administration fee plus the applicable annual fee portioned on a monthly basis $96.00
Mobile Shops
Food vendors annual fee $140.00
Vendors not requiring food license annual fee $140.00
Hawkers annual permit $113.00

How to pay

We accept cash, and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard) payments. Please note a 1.2% surcharge applies for credit card payments. You can pay us:

By visiting

Hamilton City Council
260 Anglesea Street

By internet transfer

Direct credit payments can be made to Hamilton City Council


Particulars: Debtors
Code: W517.0010.0100
Reference: Business Trading Name

Pay online

Payment can be made by debit/credit card when applying for a permit through our online portal.

Step 2 - YOU

The application

Apply for a Mobile Shop Permit

You can also apply by downloading the application form and submitting it using the online form below.

Max file size: 300 MB; Allowed extensions: pdf,doc,docx


What to expect

As part of the processing of your application, a warranted officer of Hamilton City Council may need to conduct a site visit to view the mobile shop.

Factors taken into consideration when approving a permit are public safety, location, time, type of activity and whether the activity will create a public nuisance.

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Last updated 13 October 2023