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Registration of a Private Drinking Water Carter - Knox City Council - Victoria


If you intend to operate as a private water carter, your business and each water transport vehicle will need to registered with your local council.

Private drinking water carters deliver water for sale to the public that is intended for:

  • human consumption purposes
  • connected with human consumption (such as preparation of food, making ice for consumption or preserving unpackaged food).

Regardless of how many council districts you operate in, a single registration will apply throughout Victoria.

Service type


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


12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Application process


This is a single council registration. Regardless of how many council districts you operate in, you only need to register in your principal council. One registration certificate can have multiple premises and multiple vehicles on it. If you operate more than one vehicle, apply to the council where the majority of your vehicles are garaged and include all vehicles in the same registration application.

Lodgement process


You can lodge your registration application through FoodTrader.

Additional information

You are responsible for ensuring that water sold for human consumption is safe to drink or use in food preparation. You can do this by ensuring that:

  • water is sourced from a potable source
  • only registered water transport vehicles are used
  • water transport vehicles are able to be cleaned and sanitised appropriately.

Administering agency

Knox City Council

Contact details

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