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This event is proudly funded & coordinated by Lismore City Council


Stall Holder Information

Preference will be given to Lismore LGA.

Hours of operation are 12 noon to 9pm. At least 50% of stallholders will be 2480 businesses and stalls will be limited. There will be no more than two of each type
for example no more than two Thai food stalls.

Setting up the site will be done the afternoon prior to the event, all sites will be accessible to the stall holders Saturday Morning from 7am and you will be given a time to access your site. You will only be allowed on site once all Contractors and Council staff are satisfied that the site is ready and safe for you to be set up. You will not be able to trade until 12noon and Council’s Public Health Officer has approved and inspected your site.

All food holders must produce a signature dish, maximum of two dishes only, using local produce and offer them for $5 or $10 only per dish. These dishes are only 'tasting' and are not to be a meal, we want attendees to try lots of different dishes.

Stallholders must advise in their EOI of their biodegradable plates, cups and cutlery at the event. Stalls will be inspected on the day to ensure the plates, cups and cutlery used comply with the guidelines and are the appropriate size for tastings. No food or drinks are to be sold in glass bottles or containers.

If you are providing a non-alcoholic beverage it must be in a coloured biodegradable cup, this is a condition of the liquor licence. Please note that a water supplier will be in attendance and stall holders are not allowed to sell water.

All vendors will be judged by the public for the signature dish of the event.

Food Vendors must be registered with Lismore City Council and provide your Food Permit Number. Apply here.

All Food Vendors must provide a copy of their NSW Food Safety Supervisor Certificate.

Food Vendors must supply own water for cooking and hand washing facilities and containers for carrying water off-site. There will be no dump facility on site.

Oils from cooking appliances must be contained, removed and disposed of off-site in the correct manner (they MUST NOT be poured into drains, roadway or grass areas).

Council Public Health Officers will inspect your food stall on the day to ensure that the appropriate hygiene practices are in operation. Inspectors reserve the right to close your stall/mobile food van down if you do not comply with Council regulations.

It is a condition that stallholders provide their own flooring in line with Lismore City Councils Stallholder regulations.

Please note each stall will be allocated 1 x 10 amp and 1 x 15 amp or 2x10 amp only.

Please note that no food vans will be on site.The site is too small for vans. If you have a van please contact leanne.clark@lismore.nsw.gov.au to discuss.

Food vendors will have access to cool rooms from 8am on the day. Cool rooms

will be allocated and will be marked you must not take up more room than you are allocated and you must not bring your own cool room on site.

Organisers are not responsible for the loss of stock, and all stock must be clearly labelled and in sealed containers please mark clearly with your business name.

Your business/name will be on the event program plus any advertising/media that includes a list of exhibitors.

Any damage that is done to the tables, marquees, or walls of the marquee will be at the stallholders expense and you will be invoiced.

Stallholders in breach of any of the above will be prohibited from holding a stall at future Council events.

It is the responsibility of each food vendor to promptly report any incident to the on-site supervisor outlined in your event briefing including:

  • property damage

  • illness, accident or injury, anti-social behaviour

  • lost children

  • any observed disruptive behaviour

  • any other issues raising
    concern for the health, safety or security of food vendors or the public, hazards and near misses,
    personal safety and security



Please do not pay until you receive an invoice from Council.


  • Community Stall - 2480
    (no marquee)
    $150.00 GST inc.

  • Magellan Street Food Stall – 2480
    (include 3x3m marquee & table)
    $495.00 GST inc.

  • Magellan Street Food Stall – non 2480
    (include 3x3 marquee & table)
    $595.00 GST inc.

  • Magellan Street Shop Trader’s
    $150.00 GST inc.

  • Trade stall (non-food and beverage-own marquee)
    $150.00 GST inc.

Fees Cover

  • 3x3 Marquee with sides (as stated above)

  • Power 1x10amp and 1x15amp or 2x10amp only

  • 1 Trestle table (as stated above)

  • Access to cool room – note YOU cannot bring your own

  • Your business/name will be on the event program plus any advertising/media that includes a list of exhibitors

  • Access to garbage and recycling waste services (NOT Water and Oil disposal)

  • Access to over 15,000 attendees


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the Eat the Street 2019 and you cancel your site before February 28 you will be entitled to a full refund. If it is after February 28 you will not be entitled to any refund as your stall will have been advertised on our website since February 11, 2019 and all program and site maps will have been produced.


Please respond by NO LATER than close of business on 31January 2019. Notification of acceptance to Eat the Street 2019 stall holders will by 8 February 2019 via email.

To find out more contact the Lismore Events Unit on 1300 878 387 or email GPEvents@lismore.nsw.gov.au


Lismore City Council is pleased to announce the 5th Annual Eat the Street Food Festival on Saturday 9, March 2019 from Midday to 9pm.

Lismore’s CBD is vibrant and unique and offers a diverse range of food, retail and arts experiences. This one day festival is a showcase of our outstanding local produce.  If you are a food vendor
with quality food offerings and exceptional
presentation we would welcome your expression ofinterest to participate in the 2019 event.


Event Scope

Attracting new customers into Lismore and the CBD is our focus, and to invite our Lismore community to a fun, free family event in the CBD.

Participating existing retail businesses will promote a single special offer or a Festival ‘storewide discount’.  Trade is also allowed on the footpath, by having a table directly outside your business.

Participating existing Magellan and Carrington Street restaurants and cafes will trade from their premises as per normal and will also offer one $5 or one $10 signature dish based on their product type. These dishes are only tasting and are not to be a meal, we want attendees to try lots of different and exciting food and beverage. Stallholders are requested to use local product/suppliers as much as possible.

Food Vendors using local product will be given priority. Feedback from previous events tells us that the general public want to taste a lot of different food, and small servings. Food Vendors will be only allowed to do two dishes. If you are successful you will need to provide a menu description.


The Street

Magellan Street will be transformed into a ‘street themed strip’ with the road blocked to traffic.  Market stall marquees will be arranged in Magellan and Carrington Streets and the Back Alley Gallery, alongside a beer garden and extra food stalls if required.

A music stage will run throughout the event, plus a Cooking Stage with a celebrity guest chef, live cooking demonstrations, plus a children’s entertainment area and activities.

In 2019 we will be hosting a “big act” from 7 to 9pm, that will bring a lot of people into the event. Please make sure you have enough food for very big crowds.


Eat the Street is a collaboration between the Lismore Business Promotion Program and Lismore City Council.  Both have a long and successful history in planning and coordinating major community and sporting events. From Eat the Street, Art & Food Evening, Thread Fashion to National Baseball titles and A-League Football matches and of course the successful Lismore Masters Games!

Lismore City Council's Events Unit is a team of experienced event coordinators with access to a full range of council’s services and facilities.

The Unit has strong, well-developed relationships with local media, sporting and business organisations.

Media Coverage

Potential media coverage will include APN newspapers (The Northern Star, Northern Rivers Echo, Ballina Advocate, Tweed Daily News), The Gold Coast Bulletin, ABC local radio, local community radio, Byron Shire

Echo, Echonet Daily, Byron Shire News, the Lennox Wave, the Sydney Morning Herald and Fairfax Community Newspapers in Sydney. Local TV crews will be invited to attend and Face book and Twitter actively updated.