Existing food premises
If you are purchasing or selling an existing food premises there are a few requirements involved before transferring the registration into the new proprietor's name. New proprietors must transfer their registration before commencing trade otherwise it will be deemed an offense under the Food Act 1984.
The new proprietors of the business must notify the Healthy Environments Unit of the request to transfer.
An inspection of the premises by the Environmental Health Officer should be considered prior to transferring the registration to determine if there are any outstanding works to be completed. Any outstanding works become the responsibility of the new proprietor after the transfer of ownership.
A statement from the proprietor will need to be obtained giving Council permission to release information to a prospective purchaser. Fees apply for requests for inspections on registered premises. Please contact the Healthy Environments Unit for details.
Transfer of Registration
Prior to purchase or after purchasing a food business you must complete the Application to Transfer form. This must be returned to Council with details of the Food Safety Program, the Food Safety Supervisor's Certificate of Attainment and the relevant fee attached. Class 3 premises no longer require a Food Safety Supervisor but must keep minimum records. For information regarding food premises classes see the link below.
Once Council receives this information, we will issue a Certificate of Registration in the name of the new proprietor.
To be granted approval of registration transfer the following criteria must be met:
· Submit the Application to Transfer form and fee attached
· Prepare a copy of the Food Safety Plan (if required)
· Copy of the Food Safety Supervisor's certificate (if required)
For application forms and to request an inspection report please refer to the link below.