Food registration fees

The cost of food registration varies according to the classification, size and operations.  

Initial registration

The cost of food registration for businesses is charged when the application for Proposal to Register has been assessed by the Health Officer. This initial fee is made up of the cost of the proposal assessment and the first year's annual registration.

These fees are charged on a scale depending on the classification and the size of the food operation. These are approximate amounts only and no pro rata fees apply.

The initial setup and registration fee range:

Class 1: $900 - $2250
Class 2: $420 - $2250
Class 3: $420 - $855

These are the 2019-2020 fee level and is subject to change.

There are no fees for Class 4 food operations.


Not for profit groups

Charities, Community Groups or Not for Profit Associations are charged at a lower rate and will be determined by the Health Officer at the time of registration. The approximate range for these groups is Class 2 and Class 3: $70 - $570.

These are the 2018-2019 fee level and is subject to change.


Renewal fees

The annual food registration fees range:

Class 1: $300 - $900
Class 2: $300 - $500
Class 3: $300 - $600

These are approximate amounts only and no pro rate fees apply.

These are the 2019-2020 fee level and are subject to change.


Performance fees

Additional fees may be applied when a food business inspection does not rate an A, when inspected by the Health Officer.

These are called Performance fees and are added to the annual renewal fee when issued for the following year.

If a premise is rated a B or below the fee will be applied and will be scaled ranging from approximately $75 -$294 per year.

These are the 2019-2020 fee level and are subject to change.


Existing business

If you are taking over an existing business we recommend you visit the Business Victoria website and make yourself familiar with the Purchasing an existing food business information.

You will then be able to apply to Transfer the current Food Act Registration.

The fees to transfer a food business will vary and depend on the classification and size of the business.

Transfer fees vary from $220 - $1250.

These are approximate amounts only and no pro rate fees apply.

These are the 2019-2020 fee level and are subject to change.





Page last updated: Monday, 15 July 2019

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