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So you're ready to register your new food business! If you haven't already checked the requirements for Food Businesses, it's probably a good idea. You can do so by clicking here.
Once you're ready to apply, here are the steps you'll need to follow:
There are quite a few different types of Food Premises, and a lot of things to know before applying to register one. More information about general requirements can be found on our Food Business Requirements page here. You can also obtain a Best Bites Food Guide application kit, which has information on setting up a new food premises. These kits are available at our customer service centres.
For a list of some other places you may want to check before registering, see the “Getting All of the Information” tab at the bottom of the page.
Make sure you’ve got everything you need before applying. This includes any other permits you might require. You’ll also want to make sure your premises is ready for a registration inspection and meets all the requirements. See the "Required Information and Documents Checklist" tab below for further information.
You may either download the form here(PDF, 167KB)
Fill the form out and return it to any of the customer service centers along with any required documents and the appropriate application fee. Alternatively, you may post or email the completed application to the Shire here, and make payment over the phone by calling 5950 1050.
Once your application has been received, along with the application fee and any required documents, an officer will contact you to organise an inspection of the premises. Once approved, you will receive a Food Act Certificate of Registration. Your premises will then be registered until 31 December. Registrations are required to be renewed each year. An invitation to renew your business registration will be sent towards the end of the year explaining how to renew your business.
Further information can be obtained from:
When you're ready to apply, please make sure you have the following information and documents ready:
The registration fee is different for the different classes. A copy of the fee schedule can be found here(PDF, 109KB).
Business are classified into one of four risk classes. For help determining which class your business will be, you may refer to the Department of Health Food Business Classification Tool here. More information on premises classes can be found on our website here.
If your business is a class 1 or 2 business, you must have a qualified Food Safety Supervisor. Further details regarding this can be found here.
There will be some additional information you'll need to supply (see the "Required Information and Documents Checklist" below). You may also need to apply for an Itinerant Traders Permit. More information regarding this can be found here.
If you are deaf, or have a hearing or speech impairment, you can contact us through the National Relay Service.
Visit: National Relay Service
TTY/voice calls: 133 677 Speak and listen: 1300 555 727 SMS relay: 0423 677 767
Please be aware that CCTV cameras are in operation at a number of Shire buildings, including municipal offices, recreation centres and youth centres.
Mornington Peninsula Shire acknowledges and pays respect to the Bunurong / BoonWurrung people, the traditional custodians of these lands and waters