Local business owners are required to register their food business under the Food Act 1984.
You should only apply for this food business registration once the fit out and internal works are completed, and the business is ready to trade.
A final inspection is required of the food premises prior to Council issuing a Certificate of Food Act Registration. Find out more about registering a food business.
Registration is valid from 1 January and expires 31 December each calendar year. This requires annual renewal in November for the following year. We will forward you a renewal notice in November for completion.
All businesses, organisations, individuals and community groups selling food or drink in Victoria must be classified according to the highest level of risk their food handling activities pose. To determine what classification Class your business may be, see the Food Business Classifications Predetermined List.
It takes about 10 minutes to complete the form and you will need the following information:
Applications are usually processed within 7 days after being received.