Lodging your application

To make an application for Food Business Licence with Council, you must submit a fully completed form with supporting documentation and the relevant fee. If your food business is required to have an accredited Food Safety Program, you must apply for this at the same time using the same form.

The applicant for the Food Business Licence must be a legal entity ie. a person or a company. A business name or trading name is not a legal entity and cannot be the licence holder.

Council will process your application within 30 days. You will be contacted should additional information be required to process the application; this will extend the processing timeframes. You will be notified when a decision has been made regarding your application. If Council decides to refuse the application, an information notice will be given outlining the reason for the decision.

Please note Food Business Licences with Council do not have a pro-rate fee and are valid from 1st July to 30th June the following year.