Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration / notification if you intend to operate a food business (meaning a business, enterprise or activity) from a fixed (permanent) premises in any commercial, charitable or community circumstance, including on a one-off basis, involving the handling of food intended for sale or the sale of food for human consumption.

The types of premises covered include the whole or any part of a building, other permanent structure and pontoon.

Food includes any substance, thing, ingredient, additive, chewing gum or product intended for human consumption (whether it is live, raw, prepared or partly prepared but excluding a therapeutic good) and may also include live animals and plants.

There are four classes of food premises: class 1 (highest risk), class 2, class 3 and class 4 (lowest risk). The purpose of the classification system is to ensure that the level of regulation is better matched to the level of food safety risk associated with the food handling activities at different types of premises. The greater the chance of something going wrong during the food handling process, and the greater the potential impact on peoples health, the higher the level of regulation.

The system sets out different food safety requirements for each class based on the food safety risks of its highest risk food handling activity.

In summary, the classes are:

  • Class 1: Hospitals, child care centres and listed facilities for the aged, at which ready to eat potentially hazardous food is served;
  • Class 2: Other premises that handle potentially hazardous unpackaged foods;
  • Class 3: Premises handling unpackaged low risk foods, selling potentially hazardous pre-packaged foods, or the warehousing or distribution of pre-packaged foods; and
  • Class 4: Premises that only handle pre-packaged low risk foods, and certain other low risk or occasional activities.

Class 1, 2 and 3 premises must be registered. Class 4 premises must be notified. Notification is for premises with the lowest risk food handling, and is once-off, with no fee payable.

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 / notification you must:

  • have a fixed or permanent food premises
  • provide a Food Safety Program with your application (if class 2)
  • meet any other requirements that apply under the Food Act, as explained to you by the council
  • make an application for registration to the relevant Council in the approved form
  • pay the fees (if any) as determined by the relevant council.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

Additional registration or approvals may be required (for example, planning), and you may be subject to third party auditing.

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

As specified on the permit.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application -

Fees range between $330 and $690 according to the class of your business, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application -

Class 2 or 3 sporting body premises are twenty-five percent of the current annual fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Examination $320.00

Plan assessment. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $330.00

Transfer inspection within five days. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $640.00

Transfer inspection within twenty-four hours. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer -

Transfer of registration is fifty percent of the current annual registration fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application to Register a Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply Notification of a Food Premises - Please contact the responsible agency/council for application forms and registration details
Apply Request for Assessment of a Registerable Premises - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer Transfer Registration of Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Additional information

There are four classes of food premises: class 1 (highest risk), class 2, class 3 and class 4 (lowest risk). The purpose of the classification system is to ensure that the level of regulation is better matched to the level of food safety risk associated with the food handling activities at different types of premises. The greater the chance of something going wrong during the food handling process, and the greater the potential impact on people?s health, the higher the level of regulation. The system sets out different food safety requirements for each class based on the food safety risks of its highest risk food handling activity.

The classes are:

  • Class 1: Hospitals, child care centres and listed facilities for the aged, at which ready to eat potentially hazardous food is served.
  • Class 2: Other premises that handle potentially hazardous unpackaged foods.
  • Class 3: Premises handling unpackaged low risk foods, selling potentially hazardous pre-packaged foods, or the warehousing or distribution of pre-packaged foods.
  • Class 4: Premises that only handle pre-packaged low risk foods, and certain other low risk or occasional activities. Class 1, 2 and 3 premises must be registered.
Class 4 premises must be notified. Notification is for premises with the lowest risk food handling, and is once-off, with no fee payable.

Administering agency

Melton City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Services

Melton City Council

Operating address: 232 High Street
Melton, Victoria 3337
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Melton, Victoria 3337
Phone: 03 9747 7200
Email: health@melton.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.melton.vic.gov.au (Opens in new window)