Food safety

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I want to run a food business in Ballarat

Any Ballarat business that sells food or drink must register their food premises with us. 

Our officers will inspect your premises and issue a certificate of Food Act Registration. Once received, you can handle food for sale at your premises.

How much does it cost to register a business?

Your fees will be determined based on the details you have provided in your application.

What if I only want to operate temporarily?

If your community group or business intends to operate from a temporary or mobile food premises, such as a market stall, food truck or cart, you still need to register with us.
If you are proposing to operate a Class 4 food premises, such as a sausage sizzle, you will need to notify us.

For community groups or businesses that want to operate in different locations around the state, you will need to lodge a Statement of Trade with Streatrader.

Are you a not-for-profit organisation wanting to sell food to raise funds?

Visit Health Victoria to find out what's involved in selling food to raise funds.

If you intend to open a new food-related business, it is important you are aware of our role in monitoring and advising all food businesses in the municipality to ensure they comply with safe and suitable food standards. This includes all businesses which handle, pack, prepare and sell food.

Under the Victorian Food Act 1984, we have a statutory duty to register and inspect food premises.

Our duties under the Act include:

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