Local Registration / Notification of a Food Business - Western Australia

Service summary

You may be required to register with or notify the Council if you intend to use premises to operate a food business. A food business includes any business, enterprise, or activity that involves:

  • The handling of food intended for sale; or
  • The sale of food.

You must register your food business unless it is exempt from registration, in which case you will need to notify the Council of your premises. Exempt businesses include those that:

  • Are conducted solely for charitable or community purposes and prepare non-potentially hazardous foods or foods that, after being appropriately cooked, are served for immediate consumption;
  • Sell certain packaged food;
  • Provide complimentary drinks in conjunction with another kind of business; and
  • Form part of premises registered under the Commonwealth export control legislation.

Premises include:

  • Land (whether or not vacant);
  • The whole or any part of a building, tent, stall or other structure (whether of a permanent or temporary nature);
  • A pontoon; or
  • A vehicle (other than a food transport vehicle while it is engaged in only the transport of food).

Primary production food businesses that do not sell directly to the public do not require this notification or registration.

Please be aware that if your food business undertakes any of the following activities, you will need to apply for state registration instead of this registration:

  • Preparation of food for patients in a public hospital;
  • Dairy primary production, dairy processing or dairy transport;
  • Primary production of seafood or the manufacturing of seafood if it includes bivalve molluscs; or
  • Operate a food business in Kings Park or on Rottnest Island.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

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

Prerequisites

Duration

Remains in force until cancelled.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

Registration / Notification: $55.

Licence

High risk or medium risk food business: $470 per annum; Low risk food business: $235 per annum.

Application

Home-based food business: $105.

Application

Mobile food vehicle: $900 (per annum); $180 (per day); $90 (per half day).

Other resources

Additional information

You will require a trade waste permit if your food business produces wastewater containing grease and fat. You will need to ensure that you comply with the conditions of this permit including the installation or upgrade of a grease arrestor.

Administering agency

City of Melville

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 (Western Australia)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 (Western Australia)

Contact details

Health Officer
City of Melville


Operating address:
10 Almondbury Road
Booragoon
WA 6154
Mailing address:
Locked Bag 1
Booragoon
WA 6954

Phone:

1300635845

Phone:

08 93640666

Fax:

08 93640285
melinfo@melville.wa.gov.au

Supporting information

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