If you are selling food, following the right safety procedures is critical to prevent food poisoning.
All food businesses in Victoria - from permanent premises to stalls at community events, food vans and sausage sizzles - must comply with the Food Act 1984, which oversees food safety in Victoria.
Temporary or mobile food premises need to register with or notify Council and lodge a Statement of Trade form each time they operate. For more information, see register a temporary or mobile food business.
The Department of Health and Human Services provides a wide range of food safety resources for businesses and community groups, including:
- Food - how to keep it safe, including safety after a power failure, food handler hygiene and food preparation and storage.
- Do food safely, free online training recommended for Class 3 and Class 4 businesses and community groups.
For more information about food business classes, see food business classification.