Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Ararat Rural City Council - Victoria


You will require this registration / notification if you intend to sell food from fixed premises in any commercial, charitable or community circumstance. This includes selling food on a one-off basis.

Food includes any product intended for human consumption (whether it is live, raw, prepared or partly prepared) and may also include live animals and plants.

Service type


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.

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.


One year - annual renewal is required


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Initial registration of a new premises is an additional 50% of the relevant licence fee.

Food premise licence:

  • class 1: Predominantly handles potentially hazardous food that is served to vulnerable groups - $513.00
  • class 2: Handling any potentially hazardous unpackaged foods - $431.00   
  • class 3: Handling unpackaged low risk foods or selling potentially hazardous prepackaged foods - $308.00
  • class 2: Community group - $200.00
  • class 3: Community group - $143.00
  • class 3a: Accommodation premises (e.g. bed and breakfast) - $370.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All Transfer of registration fee is 50% of the relevant registration fee.


Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2015 Victoria

Administering agency

Ararat Rural City Council

Contact details

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