State Registration / Notification of a Food Business - Western Australia


You are required to register or notify the Agency if you intend to operate a food business that falls under one of the following categories:

  • located at a public hospital and prepares food for patients of that hospital
  • dairy primary production business, a dairy processing business or a dairy transport business
  • engaged in primary production of seafood or the manufacturing of seafood if that seafood includes bivalve molluscs.

Registration and notification of all other food businesses must be made to the local council in which that food business will operate.

The Agency will determine whether you need to submit a registration or notification. If the Agency determines that you are exempt from registration, then you will be required to submit a notification of your business details. Information on exempted food businesses can be found in the attached fact sheet.

Please consult 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 with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $195.00


Apply Application All $67.00

Notification (exempt food businesses only)

Other resources

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 WA

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 WA

Administering agency

Department of Health

Public Health

Environmental Health Directorate

Contact details

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

Enquiries, Food Unit

Environmental Health Directorate

Public Health

Department of Health

Operating address: 227 Stubbs Terrace
Shenton Park
Western Australia 6008
Mailing address: PO BOX 8172
Perth BC, Western Australia 6849
Phone: 08 9388 4999
Fax: 08 9388 4955