Food Businesses

In Victoria, under the Food Act 1984, all food businesses that prepare, store and handle food for sale require registration or notification with their local council. All food businesses must comply with the requirements of the Food Act 1984 and Food Standards Code.

If you are starting, growing or changing a business and unsure about what permits you require. Complete our small business self assessment tool to determine whether a permit is required for your site and learn about the support provided by our business concierge service. Our Business Permit Applications Guidelines may also be useful.

To ask a question or report a complaint , contact our Environmental Health Unit:

Office hours: Monday to Friday between 8.30am – 5pm

Phone: 8290 3393