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Food business registration fees and charges

Fees and charges apply when you register your food business under the Food Act 1984.

About fees and charges

Food Act registration fees are paid on an annual basis from 1 January – 31 December.

Fees can be applied on a half year pro-rata basis depending on when your application and payment are received.

All Food Act registrations are valid until 31 December regardless of when you apply during the year.

We will send you a renewal notice towards the end of the year. If you continue to operate into the following year, you have to pay the full 12 months registration fee.

Find out how to register your food business

Current fees and charges

The following fees and charges apply from 1 January 2021 – 31 December 2021.

No GST is applicable.

Classification

Type of Premises

Annual Fee

Class 1A

Hospitals

$632

Class 1B

Aged Care Facilities, Child Care Services, Meals on Wheels

$485

Class 2A

Supermarkets with 3 or more departments

$2,055

Class 2B

Supermarkets with 2 or less departments, Bakeries, Small Food Manufacturers, Restaurants, Take Away Food Premises, Caterers, Market Stalls (High Risk)

$632

Class 2ES

Supermarkets with 3 or more departments that hold a non-standard Food Safety Program

$2,163

Class 2E

Food premises that hold a non-standard Food Safety Program and are subject to independent audit (except Supermarkets).

$514

Class 2HB

Home Business

$451

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

$355

Class 3S

Large Supermarkets sell potentially hazardous pre-packed foods

$1,622

Class 3 Club

Seasonal Sporting Club

$179

Class 2 and 3 Community Groups

Registered not-for-profit organisations

$159

Other fees and charges

The following fees and charges apply from 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021. 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)

$335

Premises Enquiry Inspection – Prior To Transfer (10 working day turnaround)

$243

Premises Enquiry Inspection – 2nd & subsequent requests

$110

Establishment Fee – Food Act

$337

Establishment Fee – Home Based Food Premises

$154

Establishment Fee – Public Health & Wellbeing Act

$154

Pro-Rata Refund Admin Fee (for cancellation of registration only)

$47

Archived Records Retrieval Fee

$30

Late fees – registration renewals

If you do not pay your registration renewal fee by 31 December, you will incur a late penalty fee of 25 per cent of the annual fee.

Further late penalties apply if registration renewal fees are not paid by the deadlines given. 

This may also result in legal action.

Let us know if you are unable to pay your registration renewal by 31 December or you do not wish to continue operating your business.

Need help?

Email health.services@knox.vic.gov.au and we will come back to you.

Or call our Health Services team on 9298 8000.

 

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