Food business licence - Charters Towers Regional Council - Queensland

Description

You will need this licence if you are a for-profit business that intends to make food or sell unpackaged food by retail. You will also require a food business licence if you are a non-profit organisation that sells meals at a particular place on 12 or more days each financial year.

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 in one of the local government areas within which you intend to operate. A mobile food business includes:

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

Service type

Licence

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.

You may also be required to:

  • have an accredited Food Safety Program
  • appoint a Food Safety Supervisor who is available when the business is operating.

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

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Depending on the requirements in your licence, you may also be subject to audits at a frequency determined by the council.

Duration

Maximum of three years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $187.00 -
Apply Application All $42.00 Food stall application fee - per event.
Apply Application All $99.00 Annual food stall application fee.
Apply Application All - Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.
Apply Licence All $187.00 Low risk business.
Apply Licence All $251.00 Medium risk business.
Apply Licence All $314.00 High risk business.
Vary Variation All $187.00 Alteration fee.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Food business licence application - Contact council for more information on the current application process and relevant form.

Transfer

A food business licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

If you intend to operate a water carrier as part of your mobile food business you will need to follow the guidelines outlined in the authorising legislation.

Administering agency

Charters Towers Regional Council

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Charters Towers Regional Council

Operating address: 12 Mosman Street
Charters Towers, Queensland 4820
Mailing address: PO BOX 189
Charters Towers, Queensland 4820
Phone: 07 4761 5300
Fax: 07 4761 5344
Email: mail@charterstowers.qld.gov.au
Website: Charters Towers Regional Council (Opens in new window)