Registration of Food Premises

All organisations, individuals and community groups that sell food and beverages are required to register with a Victorian Council under the Food Act 1984 (the Act).

An application form for registration under the Act must be completed and submitted to Council with the appropriate fee.

Registration of premises covers a 12 month period each year from 1 January, or the date the business commences operation, through to 31 December. In October of each year a renewal of registration form is sent out to all businesses, along with a request for payment of the annual registration fee. This form must be completed and returned to Council along with payment.

Businesses and community groups that operate a mobile premises, such as a van or stall, must also hold a current registration on Streatrader; the state-wide notification system for temporary and mobile food sales. For more information and other requirements, go to Mobile Food Vans.

If you are unsure of the class your food business falls in visit our Food Business Classification page.