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Register a food or drink business

When do I need this registration?

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.

Before you begin

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:

  • Contact details for the business.
  • Business name, registration details and class of accommodation.
  • Details about the class of your business.
  • Class 1 and 2: food safety program information, food safety supervisor contact details, copy of menu to upload, copy of floor plan to upload, numbers of employees.
  • Class 3: copy of menu to upload, copy of floor plan to upload, numbers of employees. 

Applications are usually processed within 7 days after being received.

After you submit the application

  • Pay the application fee by Visa or Mastercard.
  • An Environmental Health Officer will assess the application.
  • We may contact you for more information.
  • We'll notify you of the decision on whether or not a permit can be granted.
  • A final inspection is required prior to commencing trade.

What happens to my information?

We record your information on our customer database and make it available to relevant Council staff in line with our privacy policy for the purpose of supporting your business. 

Register a new food business

Business contact details section



Please enter your details and we'll note you as the primary contact for this stage of the application. 

Business information section





Enter details of the food and drink preparation that will take place.






Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf doc docx.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.

Food safety section

Food safety section







Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.
Files must be less than 10 MB.
Total upload limit per form is 20 MB.
Allowed file types: jpg jpeg png pdf.

Payment


ItemPrice
Class 1 food business registration fee$160.00
Class 2 food business registration fee$157.50
Class 3 food business registration fee$105.00
Credit card surcharge - 0.62%
Total
This payment form accepts Visa and Mastercard
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Please note that your payment may not be updated until the following business day and that Visa or MasterCard payments will be subject to a 0.62% surcharge.