Before selling or producing food intended for sale from a fixed, mobile or temporary premises (including vans), you are required to notify or register with the appropriate agency. This will be either:
- the local council where your business will be located
- the Department of Health.
The agency that you will need to notify or register with will depend on the location of your business and the type of food you will sell. The Department of Health is the appropriate agency for food businesses related to:
- public hospitals
- dairy (primary production, processing, transportation)
- seafood (primary production or manufacturing of bivalve molluscs).
The relevant local council is the appropriate agency for all other types of food businesses.
Please note that if you intend to purchase, establish or operate a food business in Kings Park, Rottnest Island, the State Athletics Stadium, or the WA Basketball Centre, you will need to contact the Department of Health to confirm what requirements you must meet.
If you intend to purchase, establish or operate any kind of food business, please contact the relevant enforcement agency for more information.