Registration / Notification of a Mobile Food Premises - Victoria

Description

You will require this registration / notification if you intend to prepare, handle or sell food from a mobile or temporary food premises in any commercial, charitable or community circumstance, including on a one-off basis.

Food includes any substance, thing, ingredient, additive, chewing gum, product or drink 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.

Mobile food premises means a food premises which is a vehicle; a vehicle means any means of transport, whether self-propelled or not, and whether used on land, sea or in the air but does not include a food transport vehicle. Examples include a van, trailer or cart.

There are four classes of food premises. Different food safety requirements apply to each class based on the food safety risks of its highest risk food handling activity. A mobile food premises will be either class 2, class 3 or class 4. Class 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.

A Statewide single registration / notification system now applies to mobile food premises. Food businesses must register or notify their mobile food premises with their principal council. Their principal council will usually be the council for the district where the business prepares or stores food to be sold from the mobile food premises, or, if food is not usually prepared or stored beforehand, the district where the vehicle is mainly garaged.

The new single registration system means that when you register or notify your mobile food premises with your principal council, it applies across Victoria. You can operate these premises in any other council district in Victoria, without having to register again. You will just need to let the councils of those other districts know about when and where you intend to operate. You do this by lodging a statement of trade with each council, and sending a copy to your principal council. There is no fee for lodging a statement of trade. For more information about the single registration system, you can visit the Department of Health website.

You can register / notify your mobile food premises in Streatrader. Streatrader is an online system for the Statewide registration and notification of temporary and mobile food premises, food vending machines and water transport vehicles. Associated permanent or fixed premises can also be registered or notified in this online system.

Service type

Licence

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 mobile food premises;
  • Make an application for registration or notification to your principal council via Streatrader or by completing the approved hard-copy form (available your principal council) and attaching any required documentation; and
  • Pay the fee (if any) as determined by the principal Council.

Please consult the responsible council for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing Eligibility Requirements

Additional registration or approvals may be required for other food premises. 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 labeling requirements. Failure to comply may result in your registration being revoked or suspended.

Duration

One year, unless otherwise specified on the permit. Annual renewal is required.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Fees range between $330 and $690 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 Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Short term mobile or temporary food premises are twenty-five percent of the current annual registration fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Food van site fees range between $200 and $1200, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Examination Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $320.00

Plan assessment. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other -

Transfer of registration is fifty percent of the current annual registration fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Registration / Notification of a Mobile Food Premises - Please contact Streatrader for application forms and registration details.

Administering agency

Melton City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Services

Operating address: 232 High Street
Melton, Victoria 3337
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Melton, Victoria 3337
Phone: 03 9747 7200
Email: health@melton.vic.gov.au
Website: http://www.melton.vic.gov.au (Opens in new window)