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.