What you need to trade from public land
To trade from public land, you will need to:
Other licences and permission
If you are selling food you should apply to register your business before or at the same time as your mobile trading licence. See
Apply for food registration.
If you are planning to trade in a park beach or reserve, you'll need to apply for
permission to trade in a park.
If you plan to use a vessel on a waterway e.g. kayaks, you need permission from the Harbourmaster - see
Plan a harbour event.
If you plan to use a vessel on a waterway e.g. kayaks, you need
permission from the Harbourmaster.
Choosing a public site
For advice on choosing a public site,
email us. You must gain approval for your choice of site before you begin trading. Public land sites do not offer power or wastewater disposal services.
If you want to have a permanent site on public land you will need to contact the relevant department in council that maintains that land (Auckland Transport or Auckland Council Parks).
Rules of trading from public land
- You must leave the site clean and tidy at the end of the day’s trading.
- You must not cause danger to pedestrians, cyclists, or other vehicles.
- You must not trade within 50m of an intersection or where your activity will limit visibility for other road users.
- You must not block access to private property.
- You cannot park a vehicle on the berm or footpath unless you get special permission.
- You must not breach any Auckland Transport parking rules or time restrictions.
- The trading set up must not block visibility for pedestrians or vehicles
- Main arterial roads are not suitable locations for mobile traders due to increased traffic volumes. Some roads, such as Tamaki Drive, are completely restricted to new traders.
We grant roaming licences only to ice cream trucks (Mr Whippy). Roaming licences have a different set of conditions to fixed site traders.