Notification / Registration of a Controlled Food Business - Western Australia


You need to notify or register with the Agency to operate a food business that:

  • processes meat, poultry or seafood for export overseas
  • prepares food in an aged care facility or public hospital
  • engages in the primary production and processing of bivalve molluscs
  • engages in the primary production, processing and transportation of dairy products.

If you intend to purchase, establish or operate any kind of food business, please contact the Contact Officer 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 $230.00

Registration fee. Fees for 2021-22

Apply Application All $75.00

Notification fee (exempt food businesses only). Fees for 2021-22

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Exempted Food Businesses (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 Western Australia

Application process


In order to apply for a registration, you will need to submit:

  • a completed application form
  • design and fit-out specifications of the premises where food is to be handled (if required)
  • other requested information that will assist in determining the risk classification of the food business.

Additional information

You will need a trade waste permit if your food business produces waste water containing grease and fat. You must comply with the conditions of this permit including the installation or upgrade of a grease arrestor.

Administering agency

Department of Health

Contact details

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Food Unit

Department of Health

Western Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX 8172
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 9222 2000
Website: Compliance and Enforcement of WA Food Businesses (Opens in new window)