If you want to sell food to the public, you need to register with or notify your principal council.
Our Food registration - principal Council page explains more about how to determine which council this will be.
If we are your Principal Council, we will assist you to obtain the appropriate food registration for the type of business or operation you are running.
Our Environmental Health Officers will assist you to understand and comply with your obligations including the Food Act and the Food Standards Code.
If you are considering opening or taking over a food businesses, we strongly recommend that you refer to the Business Victoria website to formulate a business plan.
The following list is some of the information food proprietors need to be familiar with:
Donating food (Department of Health website)
Food Classifications - the type of food and the activity will determine the class of food
Food Registration at home - if you want to cook and/or store food for sale at your home
Food Safety Programs
Food Safety Supervisor Requirements - Food registration of Class 2 and above are required to have a FSS
Food Vending Machines
Gas and Electricity Safety (external website)
Mechanical Exhaust Ventilation specifications for Food Businesses
Mobile food registration - Food vans, carts, trailers etc
Notification of Food Premise - Class 4 foods
Renewal of Food Registration
Starting a New Food Business
Structural Design Specifications for Food Businesses - when designing or redeveloping your food business
Temporary and portable food premise registration - marquees, tents etc that you pack up after selling food
Tobacco Information - for Food businesses
Transfer (selling or buying) an existing Food Business - when there is a change of food owner or proprietor
You can contact us if you wish to discuss any food registration query.
Notification of temporary food premises (WORD - 244 KB)
Notification of temporary food premises (PDF - 175 KB)