Registration / Notification of a Mobile Food Premises - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration / notification if you intend to operate a temporary food premises, including on a one-off basis. This registration / notification is to ensure a safe standard of food handling, preparation and selling is maintained for the public health.

A mobile food premises includes any form of vehicle or mobile food stall that is used for the preparation or sale of food, but does not include vehicles whose sole purpose is for the transport of food.

There are four classes of food premises. Different food safety requirements apply to each class based on the food safety risks of its highest risk food handling activity. A mobile food premises will be either:

  • class 2 (required registration)
  • class 3 (requires registration)
  • class 4 (requires notification).
Notification is for premises with the lowest risk food handling, and is once-off, with no fee payable.

A Statewide single registration / notification system now applies to mobile food premises. Food businesses must register or notify their mobile food premises with their principal council. Their principal council will usually be the council for the district where the business prepares or stores food to be sold from the mobile food premises, or, if food is not usually prepared or stored beforehand, the district where the vehicle is mainly garaged.

The single registration system means that when you register or notify your mobile food premises with your principal council, it applies across Victoria. You can operate these premises in any other council district in Victoria without having to register again. You will be required to notify any new council you operate within, though there is no fee for this notification. For more information about the single registration system, you can visit the Department of Health website.

You can register / notify your mobile food premises in Streatrader, an online system for the State-wide registration and notification of temporary and mobile food premises, food vending machines and water transport vehicles. Associated permanent or fixed premises can also be registered or notified in this online system.

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 you must:

  • Create a Food Safety Program using a Food Safety Program Template to be lodged with your application;
  • Make an application for registration to the Council in the approved form; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee as determined by the Council.

Please consult the Council for information on any further specific requirements for this registration.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Annual renewal is required. Additional registration or approvals may be required for other food premises. You must comply with all conditions, requirements or obligations imposed by the Council or under the Act or Regulations, including the Food Standards Code, Food Safety Program, Council Inspections and labelling requirements. Failure to comply may result in your registration being revoked or suspended.

Duration

One year, unless otherwise specified on the permit. Annual renewal is required.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $35.90

Per additional full-time equivalent employee over five (non third party audited). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $18.80

Per additional full-time equivalent employee over five (third party audited). Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All $86.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer All -

Fifty percent of the applicable fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Registration / Notification of a Mobile Food Premises - Please contact Streatrader for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

East Gippsland Shire Council

Contact details

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

Health Officer

East Gippsland Shire Council

Operating address: Bairnsdale Service Centre
24 Service Street
Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
Mailing address: PO BOX 1618
Bairnsdale, Victoria 3875
Phone: 03 5153 9500
Fax: 03 5153 9576
Email: feedback@egipps.vic.gov.au
Website: East Gippsland Shire Council (Opens in new window)