Food trucks

Food vans in Franklin Square Hobart

The Hobart Food Trucks Program allows vendors to trade throughout the Hobart local government area to contribute to our food scene.

The program provides parameters within which the community can enjoy the economic, social and cultural benefits of mobile food vending.

In running the Food Trucks Program, the City aims to ensure that the program runs alongside of and complements hospitality across Hobart.

The Hobart Food Trucks Program enables food trucks to trade where they are 50 metres or more away from an existing food and beverage business, residential property or public event. There are several no go zones across Hobart where food trucks are not permitted to trade.

Please see the Program Guidelines which explain all details of our program.

Food Truck Program Guidelines(PDF, 3MB)

Current food trucks

The following businesses are currently trading as part of our City of Hobart Food Truck Program. If you see them on the streets stop by for something delicious to eat!

Food trucks

*Denotes trucks also trading on a rotating schedule at the Salamanca Plaza late night roster between 10.30 pm and 2.30 am Friday and Saturday nights.

Join the program

Road registered food vans, mobile food trailers, push carts and tricycles are welcome to apply to be a part of the program.

There are two licences available – full annual licence or a short period licence.

If you are interested in applying for a licence please ensure you have read the program guidelines above.

We also strongly suggest you call 03 6238 2890 to speak with someone from the Activation Programs and Tourism Unit about the program before lodging an application, particularly if you are interested in trading as part of the Salamanca Plaza roster.

Apply now

Please allow five business days to process your application, and potentially longer if we need to contact you for further details.

Fees and charges

Please note the current fees and charges for Food Truck permits are below:

Road Registered Vehicles – for trade on public roads

  • Yearly permit (pro-rata effective from the date of issue): $2100
  • Quarterly permit (pro-rata effective from the date of issue): $650

Non-motorised, non-road registered vehicles – for trade of footpaths, parks and reserves

  • Yearly permit (pro-rata effective from the date of issue): $1302
  • Quarterly permit (pro-rata effective from the date of issue): $390

A full list of the 2021-22 fees and charges can be found on the fees and charges page.

Registration of a food business

Have you registered your food business with the City of Hobart?

Information on how to register your food business and other helpful information can be found on our food businesses page, including the Tasmanian Government's Guidelines for Mobile Food Businesses(PDF, 5MB).


03 6238 2890