Food business licence - Flinders Shire Council - Queensland

Description

You will require a food business 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 a commercial premise, at home or from a vehicle or stall.

If you are going to operate as a mobile food business, you only need to have 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.

Service type

Licence

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

Exemptions

Your food business is exempt from this licence if it only conducts one or more of the following activities:

  • the production of primary produce allowed under by accreditation
  • the sale of unpackaged snack food
  • the sale of whole fruit or vegetables
  • the sale of seeds, spices, dried herbs, tea leaves, coffee beans or ground coffee
  • the grinding of coffee beans
  • the sale of drinks (other than fruit or vegetable juice processed at the place of sale) including, for example, tea, coffee, soft drinks and alcoholic drinks
  • the sale of ice including flavoured ice.

Additionally, if you are a home-based food business you are not required to hold a licence if you prepare food for family day care operations, student boarding accommodation or facilities providing in home support services for an individual.

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

As determined by council, but no longer than 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 Licence Application - Please contact the Council for information on the current application process and relevant form.

Administering agency

Flinders Shire Council

Contact details

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Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Flinders Shire Council

Operating address: 34 Gray Street
Hughenden, Queensland 4821
Mailing address: PO BOX 274
Hughenden, Queensland 4821
Phone: 07 4741 2900
Fax: 07 4741 1741
Email: flinders@flinders.qld.gov.au
Website: Flinders Shire Council (Opens in new window)