Registration / Notification of a Vending Machine - Victoria

Service summary

You will need to comply with this registration and notification process if you intend to operate a business supplying vending machines for the sale of food. A vending machine is a coin operated machine dispensing food or liquid, usually in public areas, and is not attended to by the seller during each sale of the product.

If you are intending to supply your vending machines throughout Victoria, you only need to register with your principal council. Your principal council is the district in which you prepare the food for the machines or the district where you have your usual business address or, if your business address is not located in Victoria, then the district in which you will first operate in Victoria.

Vending machines fall into three classes, depending on the types of food sold from them:

  • Class two is unpackaged high risk foods
  • Class three is unpackaged low risk foods (including tea and coffee) or pre-packaged high risk foods (such as sandwiches)
  • Class four is pre-packaged low risk foods such as bottled water, soft drink, sealed containers of milk, confectionery or chips.

Registration and / or notification, as well as renewals and lodgement of Statement of Trade (SOT) can all be lodged online through Streatrader.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the attached information sheets for more information on meeting your requirements.

Ongoing requirements

When you have received approval for your notification or registration, you are required to lodge Food Act Statements of Trade with every council in which you are operating a vending machine that is covered by Class 2 or 3 food classifications.

As the safety risks for class 4 are lower, you are not required to lodge a Statement of Trade.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Registration / Notification of a Vending Machine - Please contact Streatrader for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Borough of Queenscliffe

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 (Victoria)

Regulation(s) name

Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2005 (Victoria)

Contact details

Environmental Health Department
Borough of Queenscliffe


Operating address:
50 Learmonth Street
Queenscliff, Victoria 3225
Mailing address:
PO BOX 93
Queenscliff, Victoria 3225

Phone:

03 5258 1377

Fax:

03 5258 3315
info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au

Website:

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Supporting information

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