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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 2022 – 31 December 2022.

No GST is applicable.


Type of premises

Annual fee

Class 1A



Class 1B

  • Aged care facilities
  • child care services
  • meals on wheels.


Class 2A

Supermarkets with 3 or more departments


Class 2B

  • Supermarkets with 2 or less departments
  • bakeries
  • small food manufacturers
  • restaurants
  • take away food premises
  • caterers 
  • market stalls (high risk).


Class 2ES

Supermarkets with 3 or more departments that hold a non-standard food safety program


Class 2E

Food premises that hold a non-standard food safety program and are subject to independent audit (except supermarkets)


Class 2HB

Home businesses


Class 3

  • Accommodation meals
  • health food premises
  • bars
  • kiosks
  • fruit and vegetable premises
  • confectionary packaging
  • food vehicles
  • pre-packaged food premises (high risk)
  • full year sporting clubs
  • market stalls (low risk)
  • distributors
  • importers
  • wineries
  • large warehouses.


Class 3S

Large supermarkets that sell potentially hazardous pre-packed foods


Class 3 Club

Seasonal sporting clubs


Class 2 and 3 Community Groups

Registered not-for-profit organisations


Other fees and charges

The following fees and charges apply from 1 July 2022 – 30 June 2023.

Includes GST.



Premises enquiry inspection – prior to sale (4 working day turnaround)


Premises enquiry inspection – prior to sale (10 working day turnaround)


Premises enquiry inspection –  2nd and subsequent requests


Establishment fee – Food Act


Establishment fee – home based food premises


Establishment fee – Public Health and Wellbeing Act


Archived records retrieval fee


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 and we will come back to you.

Or call our Health Services team on 9298 8000.

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