Food Business Licence
It is not possible to transfer an existing Food Business Licence to a new owner or operator. The new owner or operator must apply and receive approval for a new Food Business Licence before they start trading. To ensure you are ready to start trading you will need to:
- Complete the application process for a Fixed Premises and submit to Council with the relevant fee. Please allow a minimum of 30 days for a full assessment of your application; OR
- Complete the application process for a Mobile Food Business and submit to Council with the relevant fee. Please allow a minimum of 30 days for a full assessment of your application.
Changes to premises or vehicle
If you are taking over an existing food business (Fixed or Mobile) and are not changing the fit-out of the premises or vehicle, you do not need to submit a Suitability of Premises application.
However, if you plan to renovate or refurbish, a Suitability of Premises application may be required.
- Read the Renovating or changing a Food Business section to find out more.