Registration / Notification of a Food Business - Western Australia

Description

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

Licence

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.

Prerequisites

Ongoing eligibility requirements

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

Duration

Remains in force until cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $72.00 Registration
Apply Application All $355.00

Initial approval fee.

Apply Licence All $149.00

Fee per year for low risk premises.

Apply Licence All $592.00 Fee per year for moderate risk premises.
Apply Licence All $888.00 Fee per year for high risk premises.
Apply Licence All $149.00 Special discretionary fee for premises for premises operating under extenuating conditions.
Apply Lodgement All $72.00 Notification
Apply Miscellaneous All -

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All New Food Businesses (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

City of Kwinana

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Services

City of Kwinana

Operating address: Corner of Gilmore Avenue and Sulphur Road
Kwinana Town Centre, Western Australia 6167
Mailing address: PO BOX 21
Kwinana, Western Australia 6966
Phone: 08 9439 0200
Fax: 08 9439 0222
Email: customer@kwinana.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Kwinana (Opens in new window)