Local Registration / Notification of a Food Business - Western Australia

Description

You may be required to register with or notify the Council if you intend to use a premises to operate a food business. A food business includes any business, enterprise, or activity that involves either or both of the following:

  • the handling of food intended for sale
  • the sale of food.

You must register your food business unless it is exempt from registration, in which case you will need to notify the Council of your premises. Exempt businesses include those that:

  • are conducted solely for charitable or community purposes and prepare non-potentially hazardous foods or foods that, after being appropriately cooked, are served for immediate consumption
  • sell certain packaged food
  • provide complimentary drinks in conjunction with another kind of business
  • form part of premises registered under the Commonwealth export control legislation.

A premises includes the following:

  • any land (whether or not vacant)
  • the whole or any part of a building, tent, stall or other structure (whether of a permanent or temporary nature)
  • a pontoon
  • a vehicle (other than a food transport vehicle while it is engaged in only the transport of food).

Primary production food businesses that do not sell directly to the public do not require this notification or registration.

Please be aware that if your food business undertakes any of the following activities, you will need to apply for state registration instead of this registration:

  • preparation of food for patients in a public hospital
  • dairy primary production, dairy processing or dairy transport
  • primary production of seafood or the manufacturing of seafood if it includes bivalve molluscs
  • operate a food business in Kings Park or on Rottnest Island.

Please consult 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.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Amount Description
Apply Application $65.00

Please note that no fees are required for charitable organisations, community services or very low risk premises.

Apply Application $130.00 -
Apply Inspection $125.00

Re-Inspection Fee

Apply Licence -

Fees vary from $115 to $480 depending on the classification of your premises as low, medium or high risk. Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Apply Miscellaneous $65.00

Notification Fee

Transfer Transfer $65.00 -

Forms

Task Resources
Apply Local Registration / Notification of a Food Business - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.
Apply Application for Approval of Certain Food Handling Activities in Residential Premises - PDF

Act(s) name

Food Act 2008 WA

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulations 2009 WA

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 Albany

Contact details

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

Environmental Health Officer, Environmental Health

City of Albany

Operating address: 102 North Road
Yakamia
WA 6330
Mailing address: PO BOX 484
Albany DC, Western Australia 6331
Phone: 08 9841 9333
Fax: 08 9841 4099
Email: staff@albany.wa.gov.au