A priority of Health Services is to ensure that safe food is sold from food businesses in Vincent. Each year food poisoning affects 5.1 million people in Australia and consequences can range from gastroenteritis to death in some cases. The City closely monitors all food businesses and requires all businesses to comply with the FSANZ  Food Safety Standards.

Prior to purchase, design and construction of a food business, the City must be contacted so that all Planning, Building, Technical Services and Health requirements are understood and applied by the proprietor.

The Food Premises Guideline is a must read document that contains vital information for anyone looking to establish a food premises. It includes information on the approval processes, legislative requirements (including Council policies), and relevant application forms.

Should you require further information regarding operating a Food Premises, please refer to the following fact sheets:

Food Prepared in a Residential Kitchen

Should you be considering opening, constructing, altering or taking over a food business please refer to the following forms:

Food Business Notification/Registration Form

Food Business - Alterations/Shop Fit-Out

Settlement Enquiry or Health Work Order

Foodsafe® Training for Handlers

The City of Vincent in conjunction with Environmental Health Australia (EHA) provides a FoodSafe® Training Course. The course so far has been popular with businesses as it is cheap, flexible and covers all aspects of food safety relevant to the hospitality and food service industry. 

Every food business and food handler is legally required to apply safe food handling practices in the food premises and must also have suitable knowledge of health and hygiene requirements!

The cost of hiring inadequately trained staff is far greater than the cost of FoodSafe® training. Risky food handling practices have the potential to cause a food poisoning outbreak and if observed by an Environmental Health Officer may lead to costly enforcement proceedings that have the potential to cause long-term damage to a food business.

The City therefore strongly recommends that all food businesses sign-up for this course.

Foodsafe® Training For Handlers/Registration Form


Health Policy Manual 

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