Council requires registration for certain types of business.
You should register your business with Council to comply with public health requirements when:
- You sell, prepare or handle food
- Provide accommodation
- Provide service as a hairdresser, beauty parlour, and when you pierce or tattoo
- Operate a caravan park
Cost of Registration
You pay a fee to register your business. You can find the cost of registration in the fees document.
Selling or Handling Food
Food businesses in class 1-3 need to register with Council. Food businesses in class 4 need to notify Council.
Class 1: Handles, processes or serves ready to eat potentially hazardous food to groups, most vulnerable to food related illness (including hospital patients, nursing home residents or children in long day care)
Class 2: Supplies potentially hazardous unpackaged foods which need correct temperature control throughout the food handling process, including cooking and storage, to keep food safe (such as restaurants or take away foods)
Class 3: Supplies or handles unpackaged low risk foods or pre-packaged potentially hazardous foods which simply need refrigeration to keep them safe (such as milk bars or bread baking) and some community events
Class 4: Food businesses that are low risk to public health are must notify us that they are operating. Retailers, community groups and warehouses selling low risk packed and prepacked foods (such sausages cooked and served immediately, cooked cakes, jams and honey).
- Apply to register your food business Class 1-3 fixed
- Notify Council of your food business Class 4 fixed
- Notify Council of a food vending machine Class 4 fixed
- Apply to transfer registration of a food business Class 1 -3 fixed
Hairdresser, Beauty Parlour, and when you Pierce or Tattoo
- Please contact one of the Council’s Environmental Health Officers if you plan to open or buy a caravan park
- You should take a look at the Emergency Management Plan Template and the Flood Safe Information of the SES, as well as the fire safety information of the CFA.
You renew your registration every year, before December 31.
Domestic Animal Business
When you open a kennel or other domestic animal business, you need to register with council.