Temporary and Mobile food businesses can
choose to use an on line state-wide registration system called StreaTrader.
Some mobile and temporary food businesses, that are registered under the Food Act 1984 with City of
Greater Geelong can also register on the Department of Health and Human Services - Streatrader
Who can use this system?
This statewide data base is generally used by businesses that are:
- registered as a mobile food premises, such as coffee cart, food trucks or water carters
- temporary or off site set ups like marquees or market stalls.
Community groups who operate a mobile food premise or temporary/off site set up, like a marquee can also register on Streatrader.
Streatrader is not related to road side trading.
What you can do
If you are a new food business, the registration process through Streatrader is the same as applying directly to us for Food Act registration.
If you are an existing temporary or mobile food business and you want to register on Streatrader, so that you can trade outside the City of Greater Geelong, we can approve your application quickly if all the details are the same as registered with us, such as the classification and type of food, as well as the business details.
What we will do
As a new business, we will assess your application and contact you on the number you have provided, so it is important that this is a current, accessible phone number. This generally takes up to 14 working days.
We may ask for further information, such as plans or photos.
When your business is approved for food safety and payment has been received you will receive confirmation that you can trade.
Ongoing businesses with Streatrader accounts
When you want to trade at an event or market, you can lodge a Statement of Trade. This is done by logging onto your account and entering or selecting the details of the event/s with the dates you will be attending. You can lodge multiple Statements of Trade. These Statements of Trade are approved by the Council where you are trading, so ensure you have selected the correct Council.
Food Businesses registered with us as their Principal Council will receive their renewal notices in the usual manner. You will not receive your renewal through Streatrader.
more about Food and Health registration renewals.
When you have paid your annual renewal, we will update your details in Streatrader, this may occur after you have paid. However, you can lodge Statements of Trade past the date that your renewal is due, ie: past 31 December.
The Environmental Health Unit is available to assist any food business with enquiries relating to Streatrader.