Sausage sizzles

A sausage sizzle is a popular activity for Community Groups and Charities to raise funds.

We want to support these activities wherever possible, while ensuring that all residents and visitors to Geelong have access to safe food.

This check list steps through what you need to know about running a sausage sizzle:

  1. Have you read and understood the Food Safety at a Sausage Sizzle information?

  2. Do you have the permission of the owner of the land to hold the sausage sizzle?

  3. Are you cooking a simple sausage sizzle – that is sausages, bread, onion and sauce?

  4. Do you want to cook something else besides sausages in bread, such as hamburgers, veggie burgers or pancakes or eggs and bacon?

  5. Your volunteers are not required to have a food handling qualification however they do need to understand safe food handling.
    Food Safety Victoria website has a free online quiz to check knowledge of safe food handling this is called Do Food Safely.

  6. Has your community group or charity previously had sausage sizzles or previously notified us?
    If you have notified us previously and there is no change to your contact details you do not need to notify us again. You will need to complete and lodge a Statement of Trade form or contact us.

  7. If you are a business wanting to run a sausage sizzle – you will need to contact our Environmental Health Unit.

  8. If you are holding a sausage sizzle outside the City of Greater Geelong, you may be required to register on the state wide data based called Streatrader.

Page last updated: Thursday, 25 November 2021