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Fees & Charges - Food Act 1984

The following Food Act Registration fees and charges are applicable from 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2019. No GST is applicable.

Please note that all Food Act Registrations are paid on an annual basis from 1 January to 31 December. Registration fees are applied on a half year pro rata basis depending on when your application and payment are received. Please contact Health Services on 9298 8000 if you have any questions about fees.

All Food Act registrations are valid until 31 December regardless of when you apply during the year. A renewal notice is sent to you toward the end of the year and if you continue to operate into the following year, the full 12 months registration fee will apply.

To view a list of Health Services application forms and information sheets that are available for download see our Forms page.

Please ensure that the appropriate fee (if applicable) is paid with your application otherwise it may delay the processing. If you have any questions about Health Services fees and charges, please call Health Services on 9298 8000 or email health.services@knox.vic.gov.au.

Classification Type of Premises Annual Fee
Class 1A Hospitals $585.00
Class 1B Aged Care Facilities, Child Care Services, Meals on Wheels $448.00
Class 2A Supermarkets with 3 or more departments $1,900.00
Class 2B Supermarkets with 2 or less departments, Bakeries, Small Food Manufacturers, Restaurants, Take Away Food Premises, Caterers, Market Stalls (High Risk) $585.00
Class 2ES Supermarkets with 3 or more departments that hold a non-standard Food Safety Program $2,000.00
Class 2E Food premises that hold a non-standard Food Safety Program and are subject to independent audit (except Supermarkets). $475.00
Class 2HB Home Business $417.00
Class 3 Accommodation Meals, Health Food Premises, Bar, Kiosks, Fruit and Vegetable Premises, Confectionary Packaging, Food Vehicles, Pre-Packaged Food Premises (High Risk), Full Year Sporting Clubs, Market Stalls (Low Risk), Distributor, Importer, Winery, Large Warehouse $328.00
Class 3S Large Supermarkets sell potentially hazardous pre-packed foods $1,500.00
Class 3 Club Seasonal Sporting Club $165.00
Class 2 & 3 Community Groups Registered not-for-profit organisations $147.00

Other Fees & Charges

The following legislative fees and charges are applicable from 1 July 2019 until 30 June 2020. Includes GST.

Service Fee
Transfer of Food Act Registration 50% of Annual Registration fee
(contact Health Services for applicable fee)
Premises Enquiry Inspection - Prior To Transfer (4 working day turnaround) $322.00
Premises Enquiry Inspection - Prior To Transfer (10 working day turnaround) $234.00
Premises Enquiry Inspection - 2nd & subsequent requests $106.00
Establishment Fee - Food Act $324.00
Establishment Fee - Home Based Food Premises $148.00
Establishment Fee - Public Health & Wellbeing Act $148.00
Pro-Rata Refund Admin Fee (for cancellation of registration only) $45.00
Archived Records Retrieval Fee $29.00

Late Fees

A late penalty of 25% of the annual registration fee applies to all food renewals not paid by 31 December. Further late penalties apply if registration renewal fees are not paid by the deadlines given. This may also result in legal action.

If you are unable to pay your registration renewal by 31 December or if you do not wish to continue operating your business, please contact Health Services on 9298 8000 or email us at health.services@knox.vic.gov.au.

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