Approval of Food Safety Auditors - Western Australia

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to act as a food safety auditor. A food safety auditor is a person who undertakes regulatory food safety audits of food businesses that are required to implement a food safety program.

A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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 approval you must:

  • have completed a Certificate IV or higher in food science or a related field
  • satisfy the Agency that you are competent to carry out the functions of a food safety auditor
  • demonstrate appropriate skills and knowledge in relation to Western Australia's food regulatory system
  • complete the required forms
  • pay the prescribed fee.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


As specified on the approval.



Administering agency

Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Enquiries, Food Unit
Department of Health
Public Health
Environmental Health Directorate

Operating address:
227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park
Western Australia 6008
Mailing address:
PO BOX 8172
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849


08 9388 4999


08 9388 4955

Supporting information


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