Food or health application approval - how long does this take?

An application for a food or health registration can take between four and six weeks.

This does not include any building or planning permit requirements, which is a separate application process.

Missing or incorrect information and not being able to contact the applicant are common problems the assessing officer may have and this delays the approval of your business.

Sometimes, the applications take less than 4 weeks but it’s a good idea to allow the maximum time frames in your business plan. 

Page last updated: Tuesday, 2 February 2021