Registration / Notification of Fixed Food Premises - Victoria

Description

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

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 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.

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.

Duration

One year - 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 -

Registration fees range between $150 and $1550 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 -

Home based kitchen plan application fees range between $290 and $340 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 -

Home based kitchen (classes 2 and 3) fee range between $290 and $340, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

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

Plan approval fees range between $70 and $150, please consult the responsible council for information on the correct fees to be submitted with your application. Fees for 2017-18.

Apply Transfer Sole Trader, Partnership, Company, Trust, Co-operative, Incorporated Association, Other $300.00

Fees for 2017-18.

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Application for Food Business Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Notification of a Food Premises - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply Application for Home Based Kitchen Permit - PDF (Opens in new window)
Transfer Transfer Registration of Food Premises - Please contact the responsible council for application forms and registration details.

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

Frankston City Council

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer

Operating address: 30 Davey Street
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Mailing address: PO BOX 490
Frankston, Victoria 3199
Toll Free: 1300 322 322
Phone: 03 9784 1888
Fax: 03 9784 1094
Email: info@frankston.vic.gov.au
Website: Frankston City Council (Opens in new window)