Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration if you intend to operate a food business (meaning a business, enterprise or activity) from any 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.

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.

The types of premises covered include:

  • Land (whether or not vacant);
  • The whole or any part of a building, tent, stall or other structure (whether of a permanent or temporary nature);
  • A pontoon;
  • A vehicle (other than a food transport vehicle while it is engaged in the transport of food).

From July 2011 it is anticipated that the statewide single registration system will enable market stalls, other temporary premises food vans, and food vending machines to operate anywhere in Victoria without the requirement for multiple registrations in each location.

Please consult your local Council for further information or advice specific to your business, enterprise or activity and the type of premises to be registered.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult Council for details regarding any conditions you will need to comply with, including the requirement to have a food safety supervisor.

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. Please consult your local Council for further information or advice.

Duration

As specified on the registration.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Applicable annual registration fee plus fifty percent. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application All -

Fees range between $0 and $52.50 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 Inspection All $150.00 Inspection and report fee. Fee for 2017-18.
Apply Renewal All -

Fees range between $0 and $524 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.

Transfer Transfer All -

Fifty percent of original registration fee. Fees for 2017-18.

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

Alpine Shire Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Unit

Alpine Shire Council

Operating address: Corner Churchill Avenue and Hawthorn Lane
Bright
Victoria 3741
Mailing address: PO BOX 139
Bright, Victoria 3741
Phone: 03 5755 0555
Email: info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au
Website: Alpine Shire Council (Opens in new window)