Meat Food Safety Scheme Accreditation - South Australia


You need this accreditation to process or produce meat, meat products or poultry for human consumption.

This accreditation will be required if your business is involved in:

  • slaughtering, skinning and dressing animals
  • boning, packing or further processing raw meat
  • manufacturing small goods and other ready to eat meat products
  • storing or transporting meat or meat products
  • field harvesting wild game animals (such as shooting kangaroo)
  • on-farm poultry production.

You will not need this accreditation if:

  • none of the meat will be sold, used as food by paying guests, taken away from the premises or used for business purposes
  • further processing or handling of meat occurs in the course of retail sale and meat is stored in the package it was received or cut and packaged as ready to eat in a delicatessen
  • processing of meat occurs in the preparation of meals for sale to customers.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with the relevant standards for the hygienic production, processing and transportation of meat for human consumption and construction of premises for the production and processing of meat for human consumption. Details can be found in the attached document.

As an accredited meat processor, you will need to:

  • adopt an approved safety arrangement (with the help of the agency)
  • maintain records.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $180.00

Application fee (6 or less employees). Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Application All $414.00

Application fee (more than 6 employees). Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All - Additional fees may apply depending on auditing and assessment requirements.

Application process


Please lodge your completed application with supporting documentation and fee payment with the agency.


Accreditation cannot be transferred.

Additional information

If you produce, rear or house any livestock for meat consumption, you will also need a property identification code.

A separate accreditation is required for each premises in which meat products will be produced.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

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:

Food Safety General Enquiries

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

South Australia
Operating address: 25 Grenfell Street
Adelaide, South Australia 5000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1671
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 08 8429 0837
Website: Primary Industries and Regions South Australia (Opens in new window)

Supporting information