Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this registration / notification if you intend to operate a food business (meaning a business, enterprise or activity) from a fixed (permanent) premise in any commercial, charitable or community circumstance, including on a one-off basis, involving the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food for human consumption.

The types of premises covered include the whole or any part of a building, other permanent structure and / or pontoon.

Food includes any product intended for human consumption (whether it is live, raw, prepared or partly prepared but excluding a therapeutic good) and may also include live animals and plants.

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

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration you must:

  • Create a food safety program using a food safety program template to be lodged with your application;
  • Make an application for registration to the relevant local Council in the approved form; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

Ongoing requirements

Additional registration or approvals may be required (for example, planning). You must comply with all conditions, requirements or obligations imposed by the local Council or under the Act or Regulations, including the Food Standards Code, Food Safety Program, Council Inspections and labelling requirements.

Failure to comply may result if your registration being revoked or suspended.

Duration

As specified on the permit.

Expiry

12 months unless otherwise specified.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication

Fees range between $420 and $840 according to the class of your business, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2016-17.

Application$21.00

Each additional staff member in excess of five. Fees for 2016-17.

Miscellaneous$170.00

Plans approval. Fees for 2016-17.

RenewRenewal

Fees range between $300 and $714 according to the class of your business, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2016-17.

VaryVariation$126.00

Follow up inspection. Fees for 2016-17.

TransferTransfer

Fees range between $150 and $357 according to the class of your business, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2016-17.

Additional information

There are four classes of food premises: class 1 (highest risk), class 2, class 3 and class 4 (lowest risk). The purpose of the classification system is to ensure that the level of regulation is better matched to the level of food safety risk associated with the food handling activities at different types of premises. The greater the chance of something going wrong during the food handling process, and the greater the potential impact on people?s health, the higher the level of regulation. The system sets out different food safety requirements for each class based on the food safety risks of its highest risk food handling activity.

The classes are:

  • Class 1: Hospitals, child care centres and listed facilities for the aged, at which ready to eat potentially hazardous food is served.
  • Class 2: Other premises that handle potentially hazardous unpackaged foods.
  • Class 3: Premises handling unpackaged low risk foods, selling potentially hazardous pre-packaged foods, or the warehousing or distribution of pre-packaged foods.
  • Class 4: Premises that only handle pre-packaged low risk foods, and certain other low risk or occasional activities. Class 1, 2 and 3 premises must be registered.
Class 4 premises must be notified. Notification is for premises with the lowest risk food handling, and is once-off, with no fee payable.

Administering agency

City of Whittlesea

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2005 (Victoria)

Contact details

Health Services
City of Whittlesea


Operating address:
25 Ferres Boulevard
South Morang, Victoria 3752
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
Bundoora MDC
Victoria 3083

Phone:

03 9217 2277
publichealth@whittlesea.vic.gov.au

Supporting information

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