Meat Inspector Registration - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration if you intend to operate as a meat inspector at a PrimeSafe licensed facility. This authorises you to undertake work such as inspecting carcasses to determine whether they are fit for human consumption.

Meat inspectors undertake activities such as searching facilities, vehicles and places, taking samples, and condemning any animal or meat to ensure compliance with provisions under current legislation.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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 registration you must:

  • have completed a Certificate III in Meat Processing (Meat Safety) or equivalent
  • submit a completed application form and any associated documents
  • pay the application fee.

To operate a meat inspection service in Victoria you must enter into an agreement with the agency. The agreement will contain a range of conditions including a requirement to act independently and objectively when providing inspection services, and to maintain records as required by the agency.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the registration.



Covers up to 30 June 2018.



Please lodge your application form, fee, and any associated documents directly with the Agency.

Administering agency


Act(s) name

Meat Industry Act 1993 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Meat Industry Regulations 2015 (Victoria)

Contact details


Operating address:
150 Albert Road
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205
Mailing address:
PO BOX 2057
South Melbourne, Victoria 3205


03 9685 7333


03 9696 5284

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