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Community Healthy Health Services Food Safety

Food Safety: Events

you want to sell food to the public it is essential to adhere to the guidelines for temporary food premises to ensure food is handled appropriately and that the operator complies with the relevant legislation.

Consideration should also be made when operating a stall to the following:

  • proprietors should maintain a list of where foods are made, or supplied

  • temperature controls for high risk foods

  • suitable display of food with requirements of Food Safety Standards

  • hand washing facilities

Sausage Sizzles, Market Stalls & Charitable Fundraising events

Sausage sizzles, whilst an enjoyable and social event regardless of the occasion, are subject to legislation administered by Council. Sausage sizzles are not permitted on Council property, without a permit.

Sausage sizzles on private property may be subject to Council approval and require consultation with both the Planning and Public and Environmental Health Sections of Council.

Prior to commencing operations for temporary food business operations it is also essential that a Food Business Notification Form is completed and returned to council. Applications for exemptions to various aspects of the temporary food premises guidelines may be granted, however each application will be assessed on its merits.

Downloads and resources

  • Temporary Food Premises Guidelines
    A how-to guide for temporary food premises. Includes standards information and a diagram outlining a compliant food market stall.
  • Food Business Notification Form
    A copy of this form must be completed for each location from which you wish to operate. Once completed, mail or fax the form to the City of Salisbury as per the directions on the form.
  • Food safety information kit for charities and community groups This kit, developed by the Department of Health and FSANZ, outlines practical steps that charities and community groups need to take to meet obligations under current laws. Printed copies of the kit are available from the Department of Health Food Policy and Programs Branch by emailing

Questions? Contact the Public and Environmental Health Services on (08) 8406 8222.