- Last updated:
- 05 Apr 2019
Sunshine Coast Council works with food businesses to ensure that they are providing safe and suitable food to their customers. Council monitor the standard of your businesses against the Food Act 2006 and Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code.
The following information provides a snap shot of the information found on the Toolbox website.
Food handling videos
Do I need a food business licence?
Whether you are starting a new food business or taking over an existing premises, you may need a food business licence. Find out whether or not you need a licence and the licence types available.
Refer to the Toolbox website.
How to start a food business or make changes to an existing business
There is a lot to consider before starting a food business. Learn about the process for taking over an existing food business or starting a new one. If you are making changes to an existing business, you may require prior approval. If you are looking at starting a home based food business, there are a lot of matters to consider. Council will assess your application on a case-by-case basis.
Depending on the activity, council may require an application to be completed. Forms are available from the Toolbox website. Alternatively, you may wish to submit your plan assessment online via MyCouncil.
Food safety requirements
Paramount for food businesses, it is important to learn about food safety requirements before starting or operating a food business. Refer to the Toolbox website for food safety information including food safety supervisors and food safety programs.
Licence renewals, inspections and complaints
To help understand the process for licence renewals and preparing for inspections, refer to the Toolbox website. You will also find information on how council investigates complaints and takes enforcement action.
Water carriers who deliver drinking water must apply or a mobile food business licence. There are specific requirements relating to signage, hoses, pumps and fittings. To view these requirements, visit the Toolbox website.