Notification of Animal Food Processing Premises - Western Australia


You will be required to notify the Council if you intend to operate an animal food meat processing establishment or a knackery.

A animal food meat processing establishment is where the carcasses of animals are processed, identified, handled, packed or stored. A knackery is an establishment where animals are slaughtered for pet meat.

Animals that are used in a pet meat processing establishment or knackery include:

  • buffalo
  • camel
  • cattle
  • donkey
  • emu
  • goat
  • horse
  • kangaroo
  • mule
  • pig
  • poultry
  • rabbit
  • sheep.

This notification will also authorise you to sell unpackaged pet meat (provided the storage container used for the meat complies with the regulations).

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Your notification must contain:

  • contact details including the address, name of business and name and address of the owner
  • a description of the business you will be conducting at your premises.


As indicated.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 Western Australia

Administering agency

Your local council

Contact details

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