The Food Act 1984 regulates the sale of food (and beverages) for human consumption.
Under the Food Act, most businesses operating in Victoria cannot sell food to the public unless they register as a food business with their local council. A small number of businesses (such as those selling low risk foods, eg. prepackaged lollies, prepackaged beverages etc.) do not need to formally register with their council; however they are still required to notify council of their intended food business activities.
Before starting up, all food businesses must contact Council for information on their registration requirements and charges, their food business class (1, 2, 3 or 4), and whether they are required to have a food safety program.
Please contact us on telephone 03 5624 2541 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Street Stalls, Festivals and Fetes
To ensure food offered for sale at street stalls, festivals and fetes is fit for human consumption, every person who prepares, packages and stores food needs to read Council’s guidelines.