Food safety accreditation - Queensland


You may need an accreditation with Safe Food if you intend to produce, process or transport meat, eggs, dairy, seafood or horticulture (seed sprouts). An accreditation is needed in order to legally sell or supply your product(s) in Queensland.

The production, processing or transport activities that need this accreditation are set out on the Safe Food Production Queensland website.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

This accreditation only allows you to produce or process the primary produce named in your accreditation, according to the conditions of the accreditation.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

It is your responsibility to make sure that your food safety program or management statement remains current and up to date.


Once the application for accreditation has been approved and any other additional requirements are met (e.g. product testing).


Up to 1 year


31 December in the year that accreditation is issued


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Licence All - The accreditation fees can be found on the application form.
General Inspection All $329.38

Audit fee (per hour). Fees for 2023


Other resources

Application process


New accreditation

Information required will vary slightly depending on the product / activity, but the following is needed to complete an application:

  • application form
  • payment of fees
  • management statement or food safety program
  • site plan / map
  • photos of the premise / vehicle / vessel
  • approval from local council to operate from the proposed location (for fixed land based premises)
  • notice of surrender if taking over an existing accreditation.

Amendment to existing licence

You will need approval if you make any major changes to:

  • processes (e.g. undertaking additional processing activities)
  • activities (e.g. making new product categories that have different critical control points)
  • facility (e.g. substantial changes to premise layout or add-ons to the premise with new equipment)
  • critical control points (e.g. changing the value of or adding a CCP).

Approval time

Your application will be processed within 14 days of payment being received. During this time, your application will be assessed and additional information may be requested. A temporary accreditation is issued to new applicants deemed to be undertaking activities that are medium-risk or high-risk. A temporary accreditation is issued for a period of up to two months, prior to being considered for an open accreditation.


This accreditation cannot be transferred.

Administering agency

Safe Food Production Queensland

Contact details

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