Registration / Notification of a Food Business - Western Australia


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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Ongoing eligibility requirements

Registration conditions may be placed on your food business that ensure compliance with legislation.


Remains in force until cancelled.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $34.00


Apply Application All $112.00


Apply Miscellaneous All -

Inspection: Low risk: $89; Medium risk: $177; High risk: $276.


Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
General All Registration of a Food Business (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 WA

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 WA

Additional information

You will require a trade waste permit if your food business produces wastewater containing grease and fat. You will need to ensure that you comply with the conditions of this permit including the installation or upgrade of a grease arrestor.

Administering agency

Shire of Capel

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health Services

Shire of Capel

Operating address: 31 Forrest Road
Capel, Western Australia 6271
Mailing address: PO BOX 369
Capel, Western Australia 6271
Phone: 08 9727 0222
Website: Shire of Capel (Opens in new window)