Registration of a Food Business - Tasmania

Description

You must have this registration if you intend to operate a permanent or temporary food business. A food business is a business, enterprise or activity that involves the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food (e.g. cafe, restaurant, bakery, market food stall, etc).

A temporary food business is a food business run from a temporary structure for a limited period, such as at a market, festival, fair, community event or street stall. Temporary structures include, but are not limited to:

  • standard or converted vehicles, carts, food vans or trailers, other roadside food vendors
  • tents, marquees, any other temporary covered or uncovered structure
  • trestle tables, benches, boxes and
  • any other stall or non-permanent food outlet.

Please be aware that you are required to comply with the requirements of the Food Standards Code to maintain this registration and your premises or structure may be inspected at any time to ensure that it is compliant.

Those businesses that are only involved in primary food production do not require this registration. Some other exemptions from this registration requirement may apply.

If you are conducting your food business in whole or in part from a mobile structure then a certificate of registration from one council is sufficient to enable you to conduct your food business throughout the State.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this registration your application must be:

  • in an approved form
  • accompanied by any specified documents
  • accompanied by the required fees.

Some councils may require you to provide design and fit-out specifications of the premises with your application.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

12 months, unless a lesser time is specified.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $64.00

Low risk (storage only).

Apply Application All $64.00

Notification of food business.

Apply Application All $161.00 Low risk.
Apply Application All $223.00 Medium risk.
Apply Application All $285.00 High risk.
Apply Application All $223.00 Mobile food business.
Apply Application All $80.00 6 month seasonal.
Apply Application All $36.00 Temporary food business, commercial - single event
Apply Application All $10.00

Temporary food business, notification - commercial

Apply Application All $73.00

Temporary food business, 6 month seasonal

Apply Inspection All $404.00 Assessment of food premises - new / modified / alterations (report request).

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 TAS

Administering agency

Kingborough Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health

Kingborough Council

Operating address: 15 Channel Highway
Kingston
Tas 7050
Mailing address: Locked Bag 1
Kingston
Tas 7050
Phone: 03 6211 8255
Fax: 03 6211 8211
Email: kc@kingborough.tas.gov.au
Website: Kingborough Council (Opens in new window)