How to register your food business
Thinking of starting or buying an existing food business?
Under the Food Act 1984 all food businesses that prepare, store, and handle food for sale must register their premises with their local Council. This includes businesses such as:
- restaurants and cafes
- takeaway food operators
- home-based food businesses
- childcare centres
- aged care facilities
- farm gate businesses
Meat, fish, and dairy food business
Some types of food premises do not need to register with Council. Instead they must register with the appropriate agency depending on the type of business they are.