Food business licence - Richmond Shire 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 $195.00 -
Apply Application All $400.00 Plan approval.
Apply Application All $50.00

Temporary Food license (per event - not more than 3 days).

Apply Inspection All $102.00 Additional inspection per hour.
Renew Renewal All $105.00 -
Vary Variation All $80.00 Minor amendment.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Food business licence - Please contact the Council for information on the current application process and relevant form.

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

Richmond Shire 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:

Richmond Shire Council

Queensland
Operating address: 65 Goldring Street
Richmond, Queensland 4822
Mailing address: PO BOX 18
Richmond, Queensland 4822
Phone: 07 4719 3377
Fax: 07 4719 3372
Email: enquiries@richmond.qld.gov.au
Website: Richmond Shire Website (Opens in new window)