Food Business Notification - South Australia


Under the Food Act 2001, persons intending to operate a food business must notify their local Council prior to commencing business. Notification is required to ensure Councils are aware of food businesses in their area and to obtain contact information for businesses to facilitate regular inspections.

A food business is any business or activity that sells food or handles any type of food for sale (with the exception of some primary food production activities). This includes schools, charities, community groups, sporting groups, and general businesses such as chemists, cinemas, or petrol stations if selling packaged or any other type of food. It also includes food provided under "a contract of service" such as supper served at a dinner dance or food at a staff canteen.

Since 1 December 2003, all businesses have been required to notify their Council.

Service type


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


Once off.


Refer to your local Council


Additional information

Notification may be performed online at

Administering agency

City of Port Adelaide Enfield

Contact details

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

General Enquiries

Operating address: 163 St Vincent Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Mailing address: PO Box 110
Port Adelaide SA 5015
Phone: 0884056600
Fax: 0884056666
Website: (Opens in new window)