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)
  • 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.

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

As specified on registration.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $59.00

Notification

Apply Application All -

Construct a food premises:

  • high / medium risk - $524.00
  • low risk - $279.00
  • very low risk - $59.00
  • minor alterations - $184.00
  • major alterations - $356.00.
Apply Application All -

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

Apply Inspection All -

Annual risk assessment / inspection:

  • high risk and medium risk - $483.00
  • low risk - $242.00.
Apply Miscellaneous All -

Settlement enquiry:

  • no inspection - $90.00
  • with inspection - $182.00.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 Western Australia

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 Cockburn

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:

Health Services

City of Cockburn

Operating address: 9 Coleville Crescent
Spearwood, Western Australia 6163
Mailing address: PO BOX 1215
Bibra Lake DC, Western Australia 6965
Phone: 08 9411 3444
Email: health@cockburn.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Cockburn (Opens in new window)