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Food Business Notification

Requirements of the Food Act 2001 dictate that all businesses undertaking food handling activities or selling food (other than a primary food production business) are required to notify its Local Council of their food business and details.

The Food Business Notification Form is designed for a single business location. Where a food business sells food from multiple locations, a separate form must be completed for each location.

Food Business Notification form

Businesses that are required to notify their Local Council must do so within 14 days of beginning operations, changes in ownership or contact information and when the business ceases to operate. Operating a food business without notifying the Council, and/or with substandard or non-compliant premises is an offence and penalties may apply.

Mobile food businesses will notify the Council in which the vehicle is normally garaged. The Food Business Notification Form only needs to be completed once, unless any details have changed.