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Food Premises Application Kit

Council's Food Premises Kit provides detailed information and documents to assist you with starting a new food premises.

Food Premises Kit Contents


Application Form

It is important that this application form is submitted with two copies of the floor plan, indicating the layout and fit out details.  

If the documentation is incomplete or requires additional work, the application will be returned until it is completed correctly.

Application for the Approval of Plans for Proposed Premises form (PDF - 157KB)

See application form for current fees.


Work can only commence once you have received a copy of the stamped plans and letter of approval from Council.

Council Environmental Health Officer will inspect the premises during the fit-out.

Prior to the opening of the business, Council must complete a final inspection to give approval for the shop to open and trade.

Food safety program

Under the Food Act 1984, a food safety program template must also be lodged prior to trading.

Download the Department of Health online template


Council's FoodStart program provides new food businesses with visual information regarding food safety and food safety requirements and helps you create your food safety program.

Get started on the FoodStart program

If you prefer a CD version of the FoodStart program, Contact Council's Environmental Health Department to request a copy.