Who is the Simplified Trading Partnership permit for?
The Simplified Trading Partnership permit is for all registered food businesses wanting to trade at approved events in any of the participating local government areas.
What do I need to apply for the Simplified Trading Partnership permit?
You will need:
- current public liability insurance with at least $10,000,000 in cover (insurance coverage that lapses over the specified period will make the permit null/void)
- evidence of Food Act registration for your food business.
How much does the Simplified Trading Partnership permit cost?
The Simplified Trading Partnership is free between 1 October 2020 – 30 June 2021, in recognition of the impact of COVID-19 on the business community.
An annual fee will be required to be paid at the first event you apply for after 30 June 2021, for the duration of the
2021-2022 financial year.
How do I apply for the Simplified Trading Partnership permit?
You can make an initial application online at any participating local government – ideally the local government that is hosting the first event you intend to trade at. You will need to apply for the permit at least two weeks prior to trading at your first event.
I own a bricks and mortar food business (eg. restaurant, café, etc), can I get the Simplified Trading Partnership permit?
Yes. Please ensure that you indicate on your initial application that you are an existing bricks and mortar food business as there may be additional information required for your application.
How does the permit work?
After receiving your initial permit, simply notify the subsequent local governments online that you plan to trade at an approved event within their boundaries. After notifying them, you will receive your subsequent permit(s) free of charge for the specified period.
Do I need to notify the local government for each event I intend to trade at?
Yes, you will need to notify the local government before every event you want to trade at in their area.
If I get the Simplified Trading Partnership permit, does this mean I can trade anywhere in the participating local government area?
No. This permit is only for trading at approved events, upon invitation of the event organiser.