Food business licence - Burdekin Shire Council - Queensland


You will need this licence if your business:

  • manufactures food (making food by combining ingredients)
  • sells unpackaged food by retail (for example, cafe, restaurant or takeaway food shop)
  • is a non-profit organisation and sells, on at least 12 days each financial year, meals prepared by your organisation at a particular place.

This licence applies to all locations and food business types, whether you are based in commercial premises, at home or from a vehicle or stall.

If you are going to operate as a mobile food business, you only need one food business licence to operate anywhere across the state. A mobile food business includes:

  • vehicles from which you sell unpackaged food by retail
  • food vending machines
  • water carriers delivering drinking water.

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:

  • meet the requirements set out in legislation
  • provide any plans or drawings
  • appoint a Food Safety Supervisor who is available when the business is operating.

You may also be required to:

  • have an accredited Food Safety Program

It is advised that you talk to your council before applying.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $183.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $49.00

Temporary food stall licence - per event. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $111.00

Temporary food stall licence - annual. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $365.00

High risk - e.g. nursing homes, child care centres, caterers. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $255.00

Medium risk - e.g. takeaway, cafe, restaurant, bakery. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $180.00

Low risk - e.g. sweets, biscuits, fruits and vegetables. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $98.00

Additional fee for premises with non-potable water to cover water sample. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $100.00

Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Burdekin Shire Council

Contact details

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