Are you are starting a new food business or taking over an existing food business? Then you may need a Food Business Licence.
In this section you will find helpful information and resources to assist you in operating your food business.
If you require further information or assistance, please contact Council's Environmental Health Department on (07)47764607.
Queensland’s food legislation aims to ensure that consumers are provided with safe and suitable food by requiring businesses to meet food safety requirements. Follow the links below to the relevant food safety legislation in Queensland:
- Food Act 2006
- Food Regulation 2006
- Food Standards Code
- Food Safety Standards 3.2.2 - Food Safety Practices and General Requirements
- Food Safety Standards 3.2.3 - Food Premises and Equipment
Other resources that may assist owners and/or managers in the conduct of their food business include:
- Safe Food Australia, A guide to the Food Safety Standards
- Queensland Health, Food Act and Food Standards Code
Both Queensland Health and Local Government have responsibilities under the Food Act 2006. Environmental Health Officers are qualified professionals who are appointed as authorized persons charged with the administration, monitoring and enforcement of food safety legislation.
Please note that Footpath Dining falls under Local Laws as a Prescribed Activity.