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Mobile shop - licensed trader

Licensing information for mobile shops, hawkers and itinerant traders.

The following definitions include:

A mobile shop is a vehicle from which goods are offered for sale.

A hawker is a person who carries around (usually on foot) goods for sale.  This excludes those who sell their goods from a vehicle (see mobile shop).

An itinerant trader is a person who sets up a temporary business, that has not been resident in the district for 6 months and intends to operate for no more than 6 months, selling goods from a premises.  This excludes hawkers and mobile shops.

Full definitions are described in the Mobile Shops, Hawkers, Stalls and Other Traders Bylaw.

Applying for a mobile shop, hawker or other trader licence

Fill in the application form and provide the following information on your application:

  • date of birth of applicant or sales person
  • registration numbers, make and model of vehicles or trailers used for mobile shops
  • describe the goods you are selling. If you're selling food, there's additional requirements you must comply with.
  • 2 character references
  • payment of the fee

We send all applications to the police for their comment.  It takes about 10 working days to process an application.

For conditions and requirements with each type of licence, read the information in the application form.

The fees are set out in the current Fees & Charges.

You should also read the bylaw for more information