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Food Premises - Food Act 2014

The Food Act 2014 is coming into force over a three-year transitional period with the final day being 28 February 2019. Most of the sections of the Act came into effect on 1 March 2016 which requires food premises to operate under a Food Control Plan. Existing food premises operating under the now replaced Food Hygiene Regulations 1974 will have a three-year transitional period (March 2016 until March 2019) in which to move to Food Control Plans, but new operations must operate under a Food Control Plan from 1 March 2016.

Existing food premises (applicable March 2016 - March 2019)

Existing food premises registration fees are based on annual assessment and the assessed number of inspections. Each additional inspection may incur an additional charge equivalent to the base fee.

Regulation 

Current Fee 

Food Premises - Non Graded Premises Registration Fee (Fruit Shops) $185.00
Food Premises - Registrations/Grading Fee for A graded premises  $360.00
Food Premises - Registrations/Grading Fee for B graded premises  $420.00
Food Premises - Registrations/Grading Fee for D graded premises   $540.00
Food Premises - Registrations/Grading Fee for E graded premises $650.00
Food Premises - Re-grading Fee $120.00
Food premises operating a Food Control Plan or National Programme

Food premises operating under a food control plan and new premises operating a food control plan or National Programme under the Food Act 2014 will not be required to renew their registration during the transition period but will be required to have an annual verification, inspection and audit, and pay the applicable fees set out in the table below.

The fees for Food premises operating a Food Control Plan or National Programme under Food Act 2014 are based on actual and reasonable costs associated with the activity which includes registration, verification, compliance and monitoring functions for food premises.

 

Regulation

Fees

Application for registration of food control plan

$100.00

Application for renewal of a registered food control plan 

$100.00

Application for registration of an amended food control plan

$100.00
Non significant amendment of food control plan $100.00
Change in circumstances for a food control plan $100.00
Voluntary suspension of a registered food control plan $160.00
Verification, inspection and audit $160.00 per hour
Revisit following an audit $160.00 per hour
Issue of an improvement notice by a food safety officer No charge
Application and assessment of a National programme $100.00
Application for renewal of a national programme $100.00
Amendment of a registered national programme $100.00
Voluntary suspension of a National programme $100.00
Transfer of Registration - inspection of premises for change of operation or ownership $155.00
Dual Registration Fee (Camping Grounds and Basic Food Stalls) Food Registration Fee (as risk assessed) Additional $110.00

Other Environmental Health Fees

Regulation 7 of the Health (Registration of Premises) Regulations 1966, requires that the fees payable on application for Certificate of Registration and upon the issue, renewal, and noting of such Certificates shall be such as the local authority by resolution decides

Other premises licences requiring a registration certificate

Regulation

Current Fee

Offensive Trade Licence $250.00
Hairdressers Premises Licence $140.00

Fee for Food Stalls for one off events:   

  • 1 to 9 stalls  
  • 10 or more stalls 

 

$180.00
 $250.00

Other premises subject to inspection (not required to hold a registration certificate)

Regulation

Current Fee

Inspection fee for premises used for one day licence $52.00
Re-assessment Fee $52.00
All other registered premises not elsewhere specified (a fee equal to the base fee) $180.00
Mobile Shops and Hawkers $140.00
Gaming machine class 4 venue consent $150.00
Inspection of any Registered premises on request   $180.00