You will require a licence to operate a vehicle that transports meat
or seafood for human consumption. This vehicle must be inspected prior
being granted a licence. A transport vehicle will not require this
licence if it is used only for:
- the transportation of pet food containing meat
- transporting carcasses or meat from a retail butcher shop to a retail customer
- carrying meat in cartons to cold stores or wharves (and is a refrigerated taut liner vehicle)
- conveying meat within a meat processing facility.
You also do not need this licence if your vehicle is currently licensed in another State or Territory.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
To be eligible for this licence you must:
- ensure that the vehicle complies with the construction requirements of the Australian Standard for the Hygienic Production and Transportation of Meat and Meat Products for Human Consumption (AS 4696:2007)
- make arrangements for the vehicle to be inspected by PrimeSafe or an Accredited Certification Body to confirm the vehicle meets the construction requirements of the Australian Standard
- pay any required fees.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.
You must comply with current industry codes of practice and any conditions placed on the operation of the licence such as compliance with a food safety program. You will be provided with a label which must be displayed on your meat transport vehicle.
The agency must be advised in writing if any of the following changes are made:
- the licensed operator of the facility changes, or the facility or vehicle ceases to operate or changes ownership
- an administrator, receiver or liquidator is appointed.
This licence will expire on a day stated in the application. This day will be no more than 3 years from the date of issue.
Fees for 2016-17.
The vehicle must be inspected within 30 days of receipt of application for a licence. If not, the application will be cancelled and the fee paid will be forfeited.
Meat Industry Act 1993 (Victoria)
Meat Industry Regulations 2015 (Victoria)
The information contained on the Australian Business Licence and Information Service
(ABLIS) web site, or via packages or other sources is intended for general guidance
To the full extent permitted by law, the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments
make no representations or warranties (expressed or implied) in relation to the
information, including its accuracy, currency or completeness.
The business information provided does not constitute professional or legal advice,
nor is the use of any third party resource an endorsement of the information contained,
the associated organisation, product or service. It is recommended that you obtain
appropriate professional and /or independent legal advice to ensure that the material
provided here is relevant to your particular circumstances.
To the full extent permitted by law the Federal, State, Territory and Local Governments,
their employees and agents do not accept any liability for any reason, including
without limitation, liability in negligence, to any person for the general information
which is provided herein, or in respect of anything, including the consequences
of anything done, or not done, by any such person in whole or partial reliance upon