Registration / Notification of a Vending Machine - Victoria

Description

You will need to comply with this registration and notification process if you intend to operate a business supplying vending machines for the sale of food. A vending machine is a coin operated machine dispensing food or liquid, usually in public areas, and is not attended to by the seller during each sale of the product.

If you are intending to supply your vending machines throughout Victoria, you only need to register with your principal council. Your principal council is the district in which you prepare the food for the machines or the district where you have your usual business address or, if your business address is not located in Victoria, then the district in which you will first operate in Victoria.

Vending machines fall into three classes, depending on the types of food sold from them:

  • Class two is unpackaged high risk foods
  • Class three is unpackaged low risk foods (including tea and coffee) or pre-packaged high risk foods (such as sandwiches)
  • Class four is pre-packaged low risk foods such as bottled water, soft drink, sealed containers of milk, confectionery or chips.

Registration and / or notification, as well as renewals and lodgement of Statement of Trade (SOT) can all be lodged online through Streatrader.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

Please refer to the attached information sheets for more information on meeting your requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

When you have received approval for your notification or registration, you are required to lodge Food Act Statements of Trade with every council in which you are operating a vending machine that is covered by Class 2 or 3 food classifications.

As the safety risks for class 4 are lower, you are not required to lodge a Statement of Trade.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fees for vending machines range between $195 and $390 depending on the food class of your machine. Fees for 2016-17.

Transfer Transfer All

Fees for vending machines range between $170 and $195 depending on the food class of your machine. Fees for 2016-17.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Registration / Notification of a Vending Machine - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Other resources

Administering agency

City of Melbourne

Contact details

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

Health Services Officer

City of Melbourne

Operating address: 90 - 120 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1603
Melbourne, Victoria 3001
Phone: 03 9658 8858
Fax: 03 9650 1026
Email: health@melbourne.vic.gov.au
Website: City of Melbourne (Opens in new window)