All food businesses have obligations under the Food Act 2006 and the Food Standards Code Australia and New Zealand. Council is responsible for monitoring compliance with Chapter 3 of the Food Standards Code, the Food Safety Standards.
The majority of food businesses require a Food Licence issued by the Local Government. If you are taking over an existing food business you may wish to complete a Land Record Search prior to signing a contract or lease agreement.
If you intend to build or renovate a food premises please refer to Council’s Guide to making application to construct or refit a food premises. You will be required to complete an application to construct or refit premises and submit plans and specifications of the proposed fit-out.