Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Victoria


You will require this registration / notification if you intend to operate a food business (meaning a business, enterprise or activity) from a fixed (permanent) premise 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.

The types of premises covered include the whole or any part of a building, other permanent structure and / or pontoon.

Food includes any 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.

Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.

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.

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

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.


One year - annual renewal is required.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application -

Fees range between $453 and $490 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 $270.00

Food Act registration application fee, you will also be required to pay a licence fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Application $215.00

Sport club / canteen (six months operation). Fifty percent of regular fee. Please consult the responsible council for specific information on fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $210.00

Re-inspection for follow up of major non-compliance. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Inspection $210.00

Premise inspection fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer -

Fifty percent of applicable fee. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation $25.00

Per employee over five. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Variation $215.00

Food premise with additional cart, van, mobile premise (each). Fees for 2017-18.


Task Resources
Apply Application to Register a Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details
Apply Notification of a Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details
Transfer Transfer Registration of Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details

Other resources

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

Darebin City Council

Contact details

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

Health Department

Darebin City Council

Phone: 03 8470 8468
Fax: 03 9261 4880
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