Environmental health

Financial Assistance for Not for Profit Organisations

Eligible not-for-profit (NFP) organisations may be able to access relief either in full or part waiver of listed fees relating to venues, licences & approvals, plumbing applications, waste disposal and development assessment. For more information and eligibility criteria, download the Financial Assistance for NFP Organisations Fact Sheet ( PDF, 0.38 MB ).

Accommodation premises

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Application for Approval: Camping Grounds / Caravan Parks / Shared Facilities (397.3 KB)
This form must be submitted for the approval to operate a shared facility accommodation.

Entertainment venue

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Temporary Entertainment Event application for approval (536.0 KB)
This form must be submitted to operate a temporary entertainment event.

Food premises

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Fixed food business operation and construction guidelines (1.6 MB)
Fixed food business operation and construction guidelines (including Suitability of Premises requirements and fit-out checklist)

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Food Business Licence application (1.5 MB)
Food Business Licence Form, Renewal, Restoration

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Food Business Licensing information package (342.8 KB)
This information package details the legislation and licensing requirements for food businesses operating in the Cairns Regional Council area

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Guideline for preparation of food for sale by Pit Oven or Hungi (199.5 KB)
Food safety information for businesses or community groups who intend to cook food using pit oven cooking, eg Hangi (Hungi), Kup-murri, Umu, or Bang-Gaa.

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Home Based Food Business (Domestic Kitchen) - Guidelines (321.0 KB)
This guide provides you with the information you need to consider before starting a home based food business, how to apply and what other approvals you may need to ensure you will be operating your food business legally.

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Market food stall (temporary food business) fact sheet (109.9 KB)
This guide sheet has been produced to provide helpful information about temporary food premises at a market site (market food stall).

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Market Food Stall licence application (184.5 KB)
This form is to be used when applying for a market food stall.

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Mobile Food Vehicle construction and operation guidelines (556.7 KB)
Information on starting a mobile food vehicle business, including how to design and construct your mobile food vehicle and how to apply for a food business licence.

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Suitability of Premises application (fit-out assessment) (379.1 KB)
Application to construct / renovate a *premise / vehicle in order to conduct a business required to be licensed and/or registered under the relevant legislation.

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Temporary Food Business Licence application (718.6 KB)
This form is to be used for temporary food premises, one-off events and annual temporary licences.

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Temporary Food Licence for non-profit organisations (365.7 KB)
This form is to be used by eligible non-profit organisations (charitable, cultural, educational, political, social welfare, sporting or recreational). The sale of meals on more than 11 occasions per year requires a Food Licence.

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Temporary food premises - Guidelines (1.3 MB)
This guide has been developed for individuals, businesses, charities and community organisations that operate temporary food premises. It clearly sets out what you have to do to comply with the Food Act 2006 and the relevant provisions of the Food Safety Standards.

Land Record forms

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Land Record Search form (149.7 KB)
Use the Land Record Search Form to request land record information including a rates search, meter read, trade waste information, swimming pool compliance inspection, town planning certificates, flood and storm tide information, health and plumbing searches.

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Land Record Search: Environmental Health Unit - authorisation for release of information (212.3 KB)
To be completed by the current operator of the premises in order for a Health Search to be conducted and submitted with a completed Land Record Search application.

Personal appearance services

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Personal Appearance Services application (654.0 KB)
Under the provisions of the Public Health (Infection Control for Personal Appearance Services) Act 2003 this application form is for a Licence to Carry on Business Providing Higher Risk Personal Appearance Services.

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Last updated: 03 July 2018