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.


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Task Business Structure Resources
Common All Food Business Notification - PDF (Opens in new window)

Additional information

Notification may be performed online

Administering agency

City of Mount Gambier

Contact details

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

Corporate and Community Services

Operating address: 10 Watson Terrace
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Mailing address: PO Box 56
Mount Gambier SA 5290
Phone: 0887212555
Fax: 0887249791
Website: (Opens in new window)