Notification / Registration of a Food Business - Shire of Broome - 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 either be the local council where your business will be located or 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)
  • food business not within a local government area (Kings Park, Rottnest Island, the State Athletics Stadium, or the WA Basketball Centre).

The relevant local council is the appropriate agency for all other types of food businesses.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for registration you must:

  • forward a floor plan and specification of the eating house which includes details of the use of every room and available floor space
  • provide details on all sanitary conveniences, change rooms, ventilating systems, drains, grease traps and provisions for waste disposal
  • provide a description of the proposed menu to be offered
  • provide the estimated number of persons, including the proprietor or proprietors, engaged in the preparation, manufacture, processing, cooking or serving of meals.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

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


Valid until 1 July each year.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Construct or establish food premises:

  • high risk - $305.00
  • medium risk - $245.00
  • low risk - $185.00
Fees for 2021-22.
Apply Inspection All $155.00

Second and subsequent reassessment. Fees for 2021-22.

Apply Licence All -

Registered premises annual fee:

  • high risk - $650.00
  • medium risk - $350.00
  • low risk - $165.00.
Fees for 2021-22.
Apply Lodgement All $74.00

Notification fee. Fees for 2021-22.

Transfer Transfer All $74.00

Fees for 2021-22.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 Western Australia

Administering agency

Shire of Broome

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:

Enquiries Officer, Shire Administration Centre

Shire of Broome

Western Australia
Operating address: 27 Weld Street
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Mailing address: PO BOX 44
Broome, Western Australia 6725
Phone: 08 9191 3456
Fax: 08 9191 3455
Website: Shire of Broome (Opens in new window)