Registration of a Food Business - Tasmania

Description

You must have this registration if you intend to operate a permanent, mobile 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, food van 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:

  • 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. You must register with the local Council where your vehicle / stall is garaged.

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 $180.00

Registration of food business.

Apply Application All $180.00 State-wide registration of a mobile food business.
Apply Application All $80.00

Temporary food premises, including markets. Restricted time frames.

Apply Application All $27.00 One-off temporary food stall

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

Waratah - Wynyard 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 Services

Waratah - Wynyard Council

Operating address: 21 Saunders Street
Wynyard, Tasmania 7325
Mailing address: PO BOX 168
Wynyard, Tasmania 7325
Phone: 03 6443 8342
Email: council@warwyn.tas.gov.au
Website: Waratah - Wynyard Council (Opens in new window)