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

Remains in force until cancelled.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Annual notification of food premises:

  • Very Low Risk: No Charge
  • Low Risk: $200
  • Medium Risk: $350
  • High Risk: $450
Apply Application All $50.00 Initial Notification of Food Premises
Apply Inspection All -

Food Premises Annual Surveillance Fees:

  • Low Risk: $250
  • Medium Risk: $400
  • High Risk: $500

Other resources

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

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

Shire of East Pilbara

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:

Environmental Health Officer

Shire of East Pilbara

Operating address: Corner Kalgan and Newman Drives
Newman
WA 6753
Mailing address: PMB 22
Newman
WA 6753
Phone: 08 9175 8000
Fax: 08 9175 2668
Email: ces@eastpilbara.wa.gov.au
Website: Shire of East Pilbara (Opens in new window)