Food registration

If you want to sell food or any type of drinks to the public, you need to register with or, notify your principal council.

If we are your principal council, we will assist you to obtain the appropriate food registration for the type of business or operation you are running.

Our Environmental Health Officers (EHO) will assist you to understand and comply with your obligations including the Food Act and the Food Standards Code.

We can assist you if you want to:

There are levels of risk associated with all food handling and food registration.

High risk foods

If you are selling food that is high risk, such as requiring refrigeration or have any level of handling.

There are various types of food operations:

The way the food is prepared and the scale of production will determine the class of food registration. Some of these classifications are predetermined but our EHOs will assist businesses to finalise the registration.

Low risk foods

If you are selling low risk foods, such as packaged goods, you will simply have to notify us, as registration is no long required for Class 4 foods.

This can be done for:

Page last updated: Thursday, 25 November 2021