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 $90.00

Low risk, application and / or renewal fee.

Apply Application All $190.00

High risk, application and / or renewal fee.

Apply Application All $35.00 Temporary food business
Apply Inspection All $115.00 Food business inspection, per notification.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2012 TAS

Additional information

When you apply, you may be assigned a risk classification of low, medium or high risk. Risk classification is based on the:

  • types of food being handled and sold
  • processing and handling methods
  • business size
  • whether your customers are from a high-risk population.

Administering agency

Southern Midlands Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer, Development and Environmental Services

Southern Midlands Council

Operating address: 85 Main Street
Kempton, Tasmania 7030
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Oatlands, Tasmania 7120
Phone: 03 6259 3011
Fax: 03 6259 1327
Email: mail@southernmidlands.tas.gov.au
Website: Southern Midlands Council (Opens in new window)