Fees

Food registration and licence fees

Fees for food businesses fall into different categories due to the introduction of the Food Act 2014.

New businesses or change of ownership from 1st March 2016. These business must register under the Food Act 2014, and pay registration and verification fees. Find out more about registering a food business

Existing businesses now pay regionally consistent fees. Most will be required to transition to the Food Act before 31 March 2018.

The tables below show the fees for 2017/2018.

All fees include GST.

Item

Fee (registration + Verification)

Registration Period (minimum)

Food Control Plan (to register a new FCP)

$978.40 ($326.40 + $652)

Registration fee $326.40

Verification fee $652

12 months

Food Control Plan (to renew the registration of an existing FCP)

$815.20 ($163.20 + $652)

Registration fee $163.20

Verification fee $652

12 months

National Programme 3 - Registration

$163.20

2 years

National Programme 2 - Registration

$163.20

2 years

National Programme 1 - Registration

$163.20

2 years

National Programme 3 - Verification

$489.60

National Programme 1 & 2 - Verification

$326.40

Other Food Act activities e.g. changes to registration or enforcement action

$163.20

The new fees came into effect on 1 March 2016 and only applies to premises registered under the new Food Act 2014. The existing premises that have not transitioned will pay the existing fees. The existing premises that have been registered under the Food Control Plan before 1 March 2016 (deemed Food Control Plans), will pay the verification fee only.

The FCP verification fee of $652 is based on the verification time of four hours.
The NP 3 verification fee of $489.60 is based on the verification time of 3 hours.
The NP 1 & 2 verification fee of $326.40 is based on the verification time of 2 hours.

Verification time includes travel and report writing. Additional charges based on the hourly rate apply for any time in excess of the minimum hours. Corrective actions are charged separately.

Category

Fee

Grade A - High risk

$1083

Grade B - High risk

$1275

Grade D - high risk

$1467

Grade E - High risk

$1847

Grade A - Medium risk

$560

Grade B - Medium risk

$943

Grade D - Medium risk

$1172

Grade E - Medium risk

$1479

Grade A - Low risk

$420

Grade B - Low risk

$477

Grade D - Low risk

$650

Grade E - Low risk

$879

Description 

Fee type / basis of charging

fee from 1 July 2017

Duplication of licence 

Per copy

$124

Description 

Fee type / basis of charging

fee from 1 July 2017

Food licence for mobile food vendor

Annual

$309

Food licence for mobile food vendor - letter of exemption

Per application

$124

Notes:

  • Fees relate to existing operators only. New businesses or transfers of ownership are required to register under the Food Act.
  • Mobile food vendors trading in public places will also require a street trading licence from the council and pay the relevant fees and rent. For trading in public places, see Licence fees.

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