Approval as a Food Safety Auditor - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to act as a food safety auditor.

Food safety auditors undertake food safety inspections on behalf of the relevant authorities. As a food safety auditor you can inspect aspects of a food business such as:

  • The food, being handled, prepared or served;
  • The health and safety practices of the staff involved in the food preparation, handling or serving process; and
  • The premises and equipment used in the preparation of food.

If a food business is found to be non-compliant with the food safety requirements, the relevant authority may take appropriate action as a result. A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food (e.g. cafe, restaurant, bakery, market food stall, etc.).

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this approval, your application must:

  • Be in an approved form;
  • Be accompanied by any specified documents;
  • Be accompanied by the required fees; and
  • Include proof of your technical skills and experience.

You must also inform the agency of any direct or indirect interest you have in any food business.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.



Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Health and Human Services
Public Health Services

Operating address:
Level 3
34 Davey Street
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
Hobart, Tasmania 7001


1300 135 513


1800 671 738

Supporting information


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