Food Safety and Approvals

​​​​​​​​​​​​The City of Kwinana Health Services aims for the community to have a safe food supply. Throughout the year, Environmental Health Officers conduct routine inspections, routine food sampling, investigate food complaints, food recalls and food poisoning outbreaks. It’s important that proprietors of all food businesses comply with the relevant Food Safety Standards: 

Notification or Registration Requirement

All food businesses within the City must notify the City of Kwinana in writing if they conduct, or plan to conduct a food business. 

 
OFFENCE: Failure to notify or register under the Act may incur a fine of $10,000 for an individual and $50,000 for a body corporate.

Application forms - New food business or taking over an existing food business​

If you’re starting or taking over a food business, you’re required to complete the relevant notification/ registration forms. If you’re purchasing an existing food business, you may wish to lodge a property enquiry request or request an Authorised Officer conduct a pre-purchase inspection (fees apply). This will ensure you’re aware of any outstanding orders and requirements for the premises and the timelines that have been set for their completion. 

 
Please ensure that you have obtained the relevant planning and building approvals before you submit your application to Environmental Health Services. 

Application forms - Trading in public places

​​Food ​Trucks apply now! The City as opened applications for permits to trade at the new Kwinana Adventure Park, Walgreen Cres Calista, and Peace Park (Dog Park), Parmelia Ave Parmelia.  Food trucks with approved permits will be able to trade at these sites up to 7 days a week and we hope will offer an exciting new service to our community accessing these facilities. Initially this program will run for a three month trial.  Feedback is encouraged to admin@kwinana.wa.gov.au.

Please note: mobile and temporary food businesses are required to comply with the City of Kwinana Activities in Thoroughfares and Public Places and Trading Local Law. If you hold an existing Certificate of Registration or Verification of Notification with another Local Council and would like to apply to trade at City of Kwinana, you may submit the following application to the City of Kwinana Environmental Health Services along with a copy of your certificate of currency (public liability insurance). However, if you’d like to apply to trade at City of Kwinana approved community events, please check with the event organiser first before completing for the following application.​

Renovating or changing activities in a food business

Building approval may be required for the shop fit-out. Check with City of Kwinana building department. Any changes made to the activities carried out for the purposes of the food business that is likely to affect its priority classification will require a new notification to be submitted to the City of Kwinana Health Services. You must give notification required under Section 113 (1) of the Act within seven days after the relevant change takes place or may incur penalties of a fine of $20,000 for an individual or a fine of $100,000 for a body corporate. Please contact City of Kwinana Environmental Health Services for further information. ​​

F​ood safety and hygiene skills and knowledge

People undertaking or supervising food handling operations are required to have adequate food safety and hygiene skills and kno​wledge. FoodSafe is an in-house training program that brings basic food hygiene training information directly to food handlers. The FoodSafe training packages can be purchased from the City of Kwinana and other Councils.​

Cooking for groups and bring a plate activities

Tips on how to ensure the healthy production or sale of food as a part of a public event. For more information please contact us​ to speak to an Environmental Health Officer. 

Further information

Page reviewed: 01 Mar 2019 7:48pm