The Launceston City Council requires various licences and permits for events and businesses within the municipal area.
Food business registration
Food premises are subject to annual registration and licensing of the operator and are required to make an application for registration annually. If you are purchasing a food business please request advice on the status of the business from the Council's Environmental Services Department.
Annual Food Business Application Form (PDF 133KB)
A Place of Assembly is:
- Any place or area used for the entertainment of members of the public;
- Any place or area used for the assembly of members of the public for social and recreational purposes; and
- Any school or other place or area used for community or public purposes.
- General Purpose - this is an annual licence and is renewable 1 July.
Annual Place of Assembly Application Form (PDF 118KB)
- Specific Events - this is issued for the duration of an event. Every separate event needs a separate licence.
Place of assembly licence (Specific events)
Persons wishing to conduct public events should first enquire with the Council's Environmental Health Department to see if a Place of Assembly (Specific Events) Licence is required before the events take place. Any public event that incorporates the use of any temporary and/or moveable structures such as tents, stages and amusement equipment will certainly require a licence. To obtain a licence you will need to complete an application form and lodge it at least 28 days before the date of the planned event, as it has to go to a Council meeting for consideration. You will need to provide as much information about the event as you can, especially copies of any certificate, licence, registration or permit from a functional control authority such as fire services or an engineer for any temporary structure or moveable structure used in the event.
Specific Events License Fact Sheet (PDF 268KB)
Risk Management for Public Events (PDF 257KB)
If you are planning a new premises, the Council has an information sheet to assist you in planning and design. You may also need approvals from the Council's Building and Planning Departments.
There are a number of steps to take when you are planning your new food premises.
The Council has put together an Information Sheet to assist you in developing your food premises.
- School Fairs
- Fund Raising Stalls
- Street Stalls
- Special Events Food Stalls
- Weekend Market Food Stalls
Local Government Guideline for Temporary Food Stalls (PDF 2.5MB)
On-street dining is where a portion of the footpath or road reserve has been approved by the Launceston City Council to be used by a shop's customers for eating or drinking.
On Street Dining Specifications and Guidelines - this document is currently unavailable
Specialised food and beverage licensing and approvals are required for a range of specific service arrangements.
Food Vehicles Information for Operators Fact Sheet (PDF 250KB)