Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Victoria


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).

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

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.

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.


Twelve months, unless otherwise specified on the permit.


31 December each year, unless otherwise specified on the permit.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Food premises registration fees:

  • class 1A (5 star award) - $408.00
  • class 1A (no award) - $536.00
  • class 1B (5 star award) - $347.00
  • class 1B (no award) - $475.00
  • class 2A (5 star award) - $638.00
  • class 2A (no award) - $765.00
  • class 2B (5 star award) - $352.00
  • class 2B (no award) - $480.00
  • class 2C (no award) - $199.00
  • class 2C (5 star award) - no fee.
Fees for 2019-20.
Apply Application All -

Follow up inspection fees range between $95 and $135, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2018-19.

Apply Inspection All $135.00

Transfer inspection. Fees for 2018-19.

Transfer Transfer All $80.00 Fees for 2018-19.


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
Comply All Guidelines for New Food Businesses Operating in Commercial Hire Kitchens - Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

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

Glen Eira City Council

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:

Public Health and Community Development Unit

Glen Eira City Council

Operating address: Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Victoria 3162
Mailing address: PO BOX 42
Caulfield South, Victoria 3162
Phone: 03 9524 3333
Fax: 03 9523 0339
Website: Glen Eira City Council (Opens in new window)