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
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.
Food safety and hygiene skills and knowledge
People undertaking or supervising food handling operations are required to have adequate food safety and hygiene skills and knowledge. 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.