How do I fit out a mobile food vehicle?

A mobile food premises is one that includes:

  • a vehicle from which a person sells unpackaged food by retail
  • a food vending machine.

It does not include:

  • a food transport vehicle that is only used to transport food for a business for off-site catering
  • a food delivery vehicle.

Mobile food businesses must comply with the Food Act 2006 and the Food Safety Standard 3.2.3 (Food Premises and Equipment).

Mobile food premises must be designed so they:

  • are easy to clean and maintain
  • have sufficient space, facilities and suitable equipment to produce safe food
  • are provided with services like potable water, wastewater holding and sufficient light and ventilation for food handling operations
  • provide facilities for staff to maintain standards of personal hygiene and equipment cleanliness that will protect food from contamination
  • are proofed against entry and harbourage of pests.

For guidance on how to fit out a mobile food vehicle view Queensland Government's Design and Fit Out Guidelines.