Meat and Seafood Transport Vehicle Licence - Victoria

Service summary

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 do not need this licence if your vehicle is currently licensed in another State or Territory.

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 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.


Ongoing 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.

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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