Food Business Registration
All food businesses trading within the Council area must notify and register with Council prior to operating.
This is a requirement under the Food Act 2003. Penalties apply for failing to notify.
Do I need to notify?
If your business prepares food, manufactures, stores, distributes, or packages food for sale, public consumption or in-kind rewards, then yes, you must register with Council.
Examples of food premises include:
- fixed retail food premises
- home-based food businesses
- mobile food vendors (food van and food trucks)
- temporary food events (markets or fairs),
- not-for profit organisations or clubs.
How do I Notify?
Many food businesses also require a building and/or planning approval before they can legally operate.
You may need a building or planning approval for a variety of things such as:
- building a brand-new food premises
- changing an existing building into a food premises
- running a food business from your home
- getting a liquor licence.
For further information, please contact Council's Building and Planning Team on 03 5888 5100 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org