Food Business Registration

The City registers and inspects food businesses operating in the City. There are minimum standards by which these premises must operate in relation to food safety and maintenance. 

The construction, operation and maintenance of food businesses are subject to the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Key Details

Service TypePermit
What you needComplete the applicable Food Business Registration form
Eligibility requirementsPlease refer to 'What Business Registration do I complete?'
  • Which food business registration do I complete?

    Please complete the following form that applies to your situation.

    Food Business Registration Form

    This form is required if:

    • You have purchased an existing business and will operate the business exactly the same way and making no changes to the premise.

    Registration fee: $95.95

    An annual service fee will also apply for new registrations.

    Food Business Notification Form

    This form is required if your business:

    • Only serves complementary drinks in conjunction with another business conducted on the premises (eg.hairdresser providing tea and coffee).
    • Only sells shelf stable products that are entirely contained in a closed package (eg. liquor store with no tastings). 

    Notification fee: $45.45

    Food Business Approval

    This form is required if:

    • You are making changes to a kitchen, such as changing equipment, cupboards or flooring and does not include changes to walls or ventilation (roof).
    • You are fitting out a new food business, are making changes to a kitchen which include changes to walls or ventilation (roof), or making any changes to the outside of the building, please phone the City for advice. You will require a building permit and may require planning approval prior to applying for your Food Business Approval.

    You will be required to upload a floor plan showing where food is stored or handled and a materials schedule. Please ensure you have all the information required to lodge your application. Please note the application will time out after 20 minutes.

    Registration fee: $95.95

    Application fee: $151.50

    An annual service fee will also apply for new registrations.