Below we have provided you with information that will explain our processes to transfer a registration or to notify us of change of business ownership. Click on the business category relevant to you to obtain more information.
Should you require any advise on purchasing an existing business, please contact Council's Public Health Unit.
As of 1 July 2021, 'Transfer of registration' is being removed from the Food Act 1984. A new proprietor of an already registered food premises will make an application for registration, rather than transfer of registration. The Public Health Unit will grant a registration to the new proprietor and cancel the registration of the previous proprietor according to new section 40F.
as a general recommendation all new proprietors should complete all their due diligence before signing a lease. We recommend you complete a Request for Inspection and Information report
please complete the Plans assessment form to notify us of the change of ownership
all food businesses must comply with the Food Act 1984
your food business registration is applicable from 1 October to 30 September, the following year
a food business is any business involved in the sale, storage and preparation of food or beverages
Ensure you have the following training and record keeping forms before you purchase a food business.
You need comply with the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008, if it is a:
and, where there are four or more fee paying occupants.
Step 3: Council processing