We do not indicate who is responsible for
outstanding orders in a transfer report. However, the new licensee will
be responsible for all outstanding items after a Certificate of Transfer
of Registration has been issued.
New proprietors who commence trading without
transferring the premises registration are committing an offence under
Food Act 1984 and this may lead to enforcement action being taken.
If you are planning on making alterations to
the premises you will need to submit an application form for plans
approval with the applicable fee. Provide two scaled floor plans of the
proposed food premises to our environmental health team for assessment
- The layout of all fixtures, fittings and equipment;
- A description of materials to be used on surface finishes including walls, floors and bench tops; and
- Locations of waste disposal area, storage areas, toilets, etc.
Our environmental health officer (EHO) will
assess the submitted plans, once plans have been approved construction
and/or fit-out of premises can be completed.
If you need to know more, see the frequently asked questions or read the Department of Health's food business guide.
For further information on buying an existing business, please visit business.vic.gov.au