Food Business Licence renewals


Food Business Licences expire on 30 September every year and may be renewed.  An application for renewal of Food Business Licence will be issued to licensees at least 60 days prior to expiry of the licence. The renewal application must be fully completed and returned to Council with the annual fee by 30 September.


If the Food Business Licence is not renewed by 30 September - the licence will expire. In the event of its expiry, you must cease carrying on a licensable food business and immediately apply to Council for restoration of the licence.  An application for restoration of a Food Business Licence must be made within 30 days after the licence expires and no later than 31 October.

New licence application

If Council does not receive your restoration application by 31 October, you must apply for a new Food Business Licence to carry on a licensable food business.

Cancellation / alteration

If you are no longer operating the food business or have significantly altered commercial food handling activities, please notify Council of this in writing –

It is an offence under the Food Act 2006 for a person to carry on a licensable food business without holding a licence to carry on the business (1,000 penalty units).