Approved Food Safety Auditor - Victoria

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to operate as a food safety auditor in Victoria. All food premises declared as Class 1 food premises and those Class 2 food premises that choose to be audited or use a non-standard food safety program must have their food safety program audited by approved food safety auditors.

Food safety auditors must audit food businesses to check that the food safety program, the Food Act and applicable standards and code are complied with.

Food safety auditors must provide a certificate if a food safety program is adequate and being complied with. If there is a failure by the business to comply with an adequate food safety program or other requirements then it is the role of the food safety auditors to notify the relevant council to take enforcement action.

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

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible you must already be certified through the Registrar Accreditation Board Quality Society of Australasia (RABQSA) to become an approved auditor. Upon acceptance of your accreditation you will be subject to certification by the Agency.


Ongoing requirements

You must comply with all current relevant legislation and any conditions imposed by the certifying body or described in your service agreement with the Agency.


The certificate of approval is valid for 12 months, unless approved otherwise.



Please consult the responsible agency for more information on fees to be submitted.



Application for Approval to be a Food Safety Auditor - Please contact the responsible agency for application forms and registration details.

Auditor Arrangements - Please consult the responsible agency for more information.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services
Health Protection Branch

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2005 (Victoria)

Contact details

Food Safety Hotline
Department of Health and Human Services
Health Protection Branch


1300 364 352

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