Food Business Registration - Australian Capital Territory

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a business that makes or sells food for human consumption. This includes any premises (such as a restaurant, cafe, home kitchen, farm stall or mobile food vehicle) where food is prepared, manufactured, processed or treated, stored, handled, served and / or supplied for sale.

You will also be required to register your business if you sell food by retail or wholesale.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Some food businesses are exempt from registration requirements, these include:

  • vending machines that only sell non-hazardous foods
  • food vans that are registered in another state or territory
  • food transport businesses that do not retail food
  • a business that sells food in a closed package that is not hazardous.

Eligibility requirements

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

Duration

Registrations are issued for 1, 2 and 3 years.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Food Business Registration Forms (Opens in new window)

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Food business registration Fees (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Food Act 2001 ACT

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2002 ACT

Administering agency

Health Directorate

Health Protection Service

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

General Enquiries, Health Protection Service

Health Protection Service

Health Directorate

Operating address: Howard Florey Centenary House
25 Mulley Street
Holder
Australian Capital Territory 2611
Phone: 02 6205 1700
Fax: 02 6205 1705
Email: hps@act.gov.au