There are many rules that must be followed when setting up a new food business including registering the business with council and following specific construction and design requirements to ensure the premises are fitted out properly. There are also other requirements, depending on the type of food business. It’s a good idea to speak to one of council’s Environmental Health Officers before you start any construction or renovations.


Resources for food businesses

Fact sheet - Information for purchasing a business

Fact sheet - Requirements for a new food premises

Fact sheet - Design and construction requirements for a new food business

Guidelines - Trading as a food premises

Fact sheet - Food safety labelling requirements

Guidelines - Mechanical exhaust ventilation code for heating appliances