The City of Palmerston is calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from parties wishing to operate mobile food vans during its 2019 Dry Season trial of Pop-up Dining in Palmerston. 

As a trial, Council is providing opportunities for mobile food van vendors to provide food and drink services at Sanctuary Lakes, seven days a week, from 6.30am until 8.00pm. Two vendors will be permitted to operate from the site at any one time during the trial period.

Sanctuary Lakes was chosen as the preferred site for the trial following extensive consultation with the community, including local food businesses.

The contribution of vendors complementing existing dining experiences brings vibrancy to an area and is key to economic growth. Mobile food van vendors offering gourmet food experiences for locals and visitors, are encouraged to submit an EOI.

The Pop-up Dining Information Kit and EOI applications can be found online at and are open until Friday 29 March 2019. 

Following the trial, a report will be presented to Council with a recommendation on the way forward for Pop-up Dining in Palmerston.

Quote from City of Palmerston Mayor, Athina Pascoe-Bell

Council is supporting projects to activate Palmerston’s public spaces and enhance our community’s distinctive Top End lifestyle. Pop-Up Dining provides a range of benefits to communities; a successful mobile food vendor program can showcase and take advantage of the unique strengths of our region’s food diversity, climate and lifestyle experiences.