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.

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