Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - City of Whitehorse - 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 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 relevant local Council in the approved form; and
  • Pay the prescribed fee.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

Additional registration or approvals may be required (for example, planning). You must comply with all conditions, requirements or obligations imposed by the local 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 if your registration being revoked or suspended.


As specified on the permit.


12 months unless otherwise specified.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Pre-registration application fees:

  • new food premises class 1 and 2 - $339.00
  • new food premises class 3 - $169.00
  • alterations class 1, 2 and 3 - $169.00.
Fees for 2021-22
Apply Application All

Fees for new / renewal of registrations:

  • class 1 and 2 (small) - $459.00
  • class 1 and 2 (medium) - $627.00
  • class 1 and 2 (large) - $960.00
  • class 1 and 2 (community) - $314.00
  • class 3 (small) - $396.00
  • class 3 (medium) - $514.00
  • class 3 (large) - $758.00
  • class 3 (community) - $255.00.

There may also be additional fees based on your star rating, please contact council to ascertain.

Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All

For all other fees, please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Transfer Transfer All

Transfer fees for registrations:

  • class 1 and 2 (small) - $230.00
  • class 1 and 2 (medium) - $313.00
  • class 1 and 2 (large) - $480.00
  • class 1 and 2 (community group) - $157.00
  • class 3 (small) - $198.00
  • class 3 (medium) - $257.00
  • class 3 (large) - 379.00
  • class 3 (community group) - $127.00.
Fees for 2021-22


Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.
Apply All Food Safety Program Template Version 3 Records - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer All Transfer Registration of Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Regulation(s) name

Food (Forms and Registration) Regulations 2015 Victoria

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

City of Whitehorse

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Environmental Health Department

City of Whitehorse

Operating address: 379 - 397 Whitehorse Road
Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 2
Nunawading, Victoria 3131
Phone: 03 9262 6333
Fax: 03 9262 6490