Food business licence - Weipa Town Authority - Queensland


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


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 the authority 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 authority.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $355.00

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All $290.00

Plan approval - including written report. Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All -

Food business licences:

  • category 1 business - $350.00
  • category 2 business - $425.00
  • category 3 business - $520.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Apply Licence All $170.00

Temporary food stall permit - for profit (1 location and up to 3 dates per licence). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Miscellaneous All $315.00

Restoration of licence. Fees for 2023-24

Comply Inspection All $160.00

Compliance reinspection fee. Fees for 2023-24

General Duplicate Certificate All $20.00

Replacement licence. Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $150.00

Licence amendment (change condition, licensee removal etc). Fees for 2023-24

Administering agency

Weipa Town Authority

Contact details

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