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 $259.00

High risk.

Apply Application All $207.00 Medium risk.
Apply Application All $134.00 Low risk.
Apply Application All $31.00 Temporary food business, per day
Apply Application All $62.00

Temporary food business, 2-8 weeks

Apply Application All $124.00

Temporary food business, 6 months

Apply Application All $176.00

Temporary food business, yearly

Apply Inspection All $107.00

Request for inspection and written reports on food premises.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 TAS

Administering agency

Northern Midlands Council

Contact details

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

Enquiries Officer, Environmental Health Services

Northern Midlands Council

Operating address: 13 Smith Street
Longford
TAS 7301
Mailing address: PO BOX 156
Longford, Tasmania 7301
Phone: 03 6397 7303
Fax: 03 6397 7331
Email: council@nmc.tas.gov.au
Website: Northern Midlands Council (Opens in new window)