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

Annual.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $116.00

Food vehicle.

Apply Application All $102.00

Food business notification / registration.

Apply Application All $537.00 Unique food vehicle.
Apply Licence All -

Food business annual licence:

  • low risk - $314.00
  • medium risk - $537.00
  • high risk - $676.00.
Transfer Transfer All $76.00 Licence and registrations transfer fee.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Application for a Temporary Food Stall - PDF (Opens in new window)
Apply All Application to Register a Residential Food Business - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply All Application to Notify / Register a Food Business - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Transfer All Application to Transfer a Food Business - PDF (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

City of Fremantle

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 Services

City of Fremantle

Operating address: Fremantle Oval
70 Parry Street
Fremantle, Western Australia 6160
Mailing address: PO BOX 807
Fremantle, Western Australia 6959
Phone: 08 9432 9999
Fax: 08 9432 9895
Email: health@fremantle.wa.gov.au
Website: City of Fremantle (Opens in new window)