Food in Queensland is regulated by the Food Act 2006. Any business which undertakes the following requires a Food Business Licence:
In the instance that a Food Business Licence Application is required, this is lodged with Council and assessed against the Food Act 2006, Food Regulation 2016 and the Food Standards Code. Upon assessment, a Council Officer will undertake an inspection of the premises to confirm compliance. Once approved, the Food Business Licence will have an annal renewal at the end of the year whereby an annual inspection will take place.
The Food Business Licence is held by the Licensee and attached to the property. If the business is to relocate to another premises or purchased by a new owner, a new application is required to be lodged, assessed and approved by Council.
The following food businesses need a Food Safety Program:
For further information, please contact Safe Food Queensland.
To lodge your Food Business Licence Application, please use one of the following forms:
For more information in relation of any of the material above, please contact Council on (07) 4761 5300.