For Food Businesses

I am thinking of opening a food business what do I need to do?

When establishing a new, or buying an existing food business, it is important to make yourself aware of the approvals, permits and licenses issued by the City of Albany. Please note that planning and building approvals may also be required, so please be sure to contact them prior to submitting a food business application form.

Temporary Food Premises

If your business sells food at temporary events like markets, you need to meet the same food safety requirements as other food businesses, regardless of the size of your business or how often you sell food

More information about Temporary Food Premises

Mobile Food Business

If you are a mobile food business, you need to meet the same food safety requirements as other food businesses, regardless of the size of your business or how often you sell food.

More information about Mobile Food Businesses

Food Prepared In A Residential Premises

More information about food prepared in a residential premises

To register your food business in the City of Albany you are required to submit a completed food business registration/notification form or transfer form (links below) and pay the applicable fees. An inspection of the premises will need to take place prior to the opening.

Health: Food Act 2008 - Notification and Registration Form

I'm Alert Food Safety Training

The City of Albany takes food safety and hygiene within our city very seriously. All businesses have obligations to produce safe and suitable food. The Environmental Health Team are assisting food businesses to meet these obligations by providing free access to a new exciting training tool - I'm Alert Food Safety Training.

There is a high demand for training in the food sector. This training will assist food handlers in developing the required skills and knowledge to ensure food is handled in a safe and hygienic manner.

The program is easy to follow and includes an entertaining presentation as well as interactive quizzes. A training acknowledgement form can be printed upon completion and kept as part of your staff records.

To access the training program, click on this link I'm Alert Food Safety Training.

Why and when do health inspections of Food Businesses occur?

Regular routine inspections are undertaken to ensure compliance with legislative requirements in an effort to protect public health and safety.

The design, construction, maintenance and operation of a food premises is to comply with the Australian Standard Design, construction and fit-out of food premise, Public Health Act 2016, Food Act 2008, Food Regulations 2009, the Food Standards Code and Council's Local Laws.

Most inspections are undertaken without giving notice to the operator; this is to give a true indication of how the premises is operated under normal conditions.