Food business licence - Gold Coast City 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
  • 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.

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

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Fees vary. Please contact the council for more information.

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

Gold Coast City Council

Contact details

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Enquiries

Gold Coast City Council

Queensland
Operating address: 833 Southport Nerang Road
Nerang, Queensland 4211
Operating address: 47 Nerang Street
Southport, Queensland 4215
Operating address: Corner Lindfield Road and Sir John Overall Drive
Helensvale, Queensland, 4212
Operating address: 22 Eleventh Avenue
Palm Beach, Queensland 4221
Operating address: 90 Reserve Road
Upper Coomera, Queensland 4209
Mailing address: PO Box 5042
Gold Coast Mail Centre
Queensland 9726
Phone: 07 5582 8211
Phone: 1300 465 326
Website: City of Gold Coast (Opens in new window)