Check the information below on where and what you can trade, and how to apply for approval or a licence.
The rules for trading in public places for commercial are set out in the Trading and Events in Public Places Policy.
Where you can trade
Trading from a private property is preferable, as long as you first have the property owner's permission and there are no adverse safety or traffic impacts.
You can apply to trade at public places such as on road reserves, footpaths, parks and sportsgrounds.
The Council will consider applications to sell goods and services from specific locations based on these factors:
- safety for pedestrians
- nature of the goods to be sold
- impact on the neighbouring properties
- layout of the proposed location.
What you can trade
You will need to apply for a trading licence for any of these trading activities:
You also need to apply for a Certificate of Registration if you want to prepare or sell food from any private or public property anywhere in Wellington. For help with your registration, contact the Public Health Team.