How to become a registered food premises
Note: This information applies to new food premises and those that are purchasing an existing food premises.
The Food Act 1984 requires any business that prepares, handles, packs or sells any food or drink to be registered with their local city council.
If you will be operating a food business (new or taking over an existing premises) within the Wodonga municipality, you must contact our Environmental Health Department to commence the process of registering your premises at least 28 days before opening.
If you operate from more than one premises, you will need to register each of them. Under the Food Act it is an offence to operate a food business without being registered.
Registration applies to most types of food business, including catering businesses run from home and mobile or temporary premises, such as stalls and vans.
This section contains information, guides, tips and regulations for getting your food-based or health-based business off to a good start.
Under the provisions of the Food Act 1984, any business or groups that wishes to sell food and beverages (including alcohol) must register or notify (depending on class/business
activities) with council. Any person(s)
or group(s) wishing to purchase an existing food premises must take out a new
New food business or business being taken over and making significant changes to the food handling activities must consult with our planning, building and compliance teams and will need to contact and consult with the local water authority North East Water regarding trade waste licensing.