Food business licence - Ipswich 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

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Application All $660.00

Design assessment ??? food business with a floor area less than 250 square metres. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $820.00

Design assessment ??? food business with a floor area between 251 to 1000 square metres. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $880.00

Design assessment ??? food business with a floor area greater than 250 square metres. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $376.00

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $282.00

Application/assessment and licence ??? temporary food stall: one off event (up to four consecutive days in a single location). Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $345.00

Application/assessment and licence ??? temporary food stall: annual. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $288.00

Application for desktop review of food safety report. Fees for 2021-22

Comply Inspection All $293.00

Inspection fee per hour (maximum charge four hours). Inspection fees will only be charged to permits/licences where additional inspections are required, including pre-fitout advice (changes to plans/design), re-inspections, monitoring and non-compliance. Fees for 2021-22

Renew Miscellaneous All $63.00

Restoration fee - food business licence renewal. You will also be required to pay the food business renewal fee. Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $650.00

Food business. Fees for 2021-22

Renew Renewal All $345.00

Temporary food stall. Fees for 2021-22

Transfer Transfer All $100.00

Fees for 2021-22

Vary Inspection All $755.00

Application for reassessment of premises eat safe rating. Fees for 2021-22

Vary Variation All $64.00

Minor administrative amendment of a permit/licence. Fees for 2021-22

Vary Variation All $100.00

Major amendment (e.g. changes to plan/design) to a permit/licence (minimum charge, if an inspection is required then you will be required to pay the inspection fee additionally). Fees for 2021-22

Approval time

Council will assess your application within 30 business days.

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

Ipswich City 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:

Ipswich City Council

Queensland
Operating address: Ground Floor
1 Nicholas Street
Ipswich, Queensland 4305
Mailing address: PO BOX 191
Ipswich, Queensland 4305
Phone: 07 3810 6666
Fax: 07 3810 6731
Email: council@ipswich.qld.gov.au
Website: Ipswich City Council (Opens in new window)