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Food business licence - Cook Shire Council - Queensland

Description

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

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
  • appoint a Food Safety Supervisor who is available when the business is operating.

You may also need to have an accredited Food Safety Program.

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.

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

Duration

Up to 3 years

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Food business application (Cooktown and environs):

  • low risk business - $410.00
  • medium risk business - $432.00
  • high risk business - $454.00.

Pro-rata fees may apply for new applications only:

  • 100% - 1 Dec to 31 May
  • 75% - 1 Jun to 31 Aug
  • 35% - 1 Sep to 30 Nov.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $82.50

Temporary food business licence for a one-off event. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

Food business application (outside the defined area of Cooktown and environs):

  • low risk business - $420.00
  • medium risk business - $550.00
  • high risk business - $570.00.

Pro-rata fees may apply for new applications only:

  • 100% - 1 Dec to 31 May
  • 75% - 1 Jun to 31 Aug
  • 35% - 1 Sep to 30 Nov.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Inspection All -

Food business inspections will be charged at actual cost.

General Application All -

Additional fees may apply, please contact your council for information on fees to be submitted.

Renew Renewal All -

Food business application (Cooktown and environs):

  • low risk business - $235.00
  • medium risk business - $256.50
  • high risk business - $279.50.

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Food business application (outside the defined area of Cooktown and environs):

  • low risk business - $400.00
  • medium risk business - $450.00
  • high risk business - $500.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $63.00

Amendment fee (contact details, trading name change and premises location change only). Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $454.00

Premises change (including inspection fee and issue of licence). Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Cook Shire Council

Contact details

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

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