Submit a notification for a new food business (Class 4)

The Food Act 1984 requires all businesses that handle, prepare, package, store, serve, supply and repackage food to be registered with their local council.

The type of registration that is required for your business will depend on the nature of your food business, what type of food you are handling and to whom the food is being served or sold.

Class 4 premises are those that only retail pre-packaged, low-risk foods, and have certain other low-risk or occasional activities.

How to register

Apply online

Step 1.Do your research

Make sure you are familiar with the background information and requirements of operating a food premises.

Before submitting your application, you must have already determined

  • What classification applies to your food business
  • How you will meet the food safety requirements

Find out more about food business classification and food safety

Step 2.Download the application form

Download the notification of a Class 4 food premises(PDF, 264KB)

Step 3.Email the form to us

Email your completed application form to, attention to Environmental Health.

Step 4.Receive a receipt email from us

After you submit your application form via email, we will respond to confirm it has been received. This email will contain a payment reference number.

Step 5.Pay the application fee

You can view the schedule of fees and charges under the 'Fees' tab.

Use the reference number in the receipt email to pay the application fee.

Pay your application fee online.

In person

Step 1.Bring your completed form

To the customer service desk:

Civic Centre
34 Civic Drive

Monday - Friday 9.00am - 5.00pm
Closed public holidays

Step 2.Pay the application fee

Pay with cash, cheque, money order, EFTPOS, Mastercard or Visa. Please note we are unable to accept Diners Club or American Express

You can view the schedule of fees and charges under the 'Fees' tab. 


Step 1.Prepare a cheque or money order

Payable to "Nillumbik Shire Council" and crossed "Not Negotiable".

You can view the schedule of fees and charges under the 'Fees' tab.

Step 2.Mail your completed form

Nillumbik Shire Council
PO Box 476
Greensborough VIC 3088 


View a schedule of fees and charges(PDF, 448KB) (including registration of food premises)

What happens next?

After you submit your notification:

Council assesses your application

After your application is received and the application fee has been paid, an Environmental Health Officer will review the submitted documents.

Certificate of Registration

After your application is assessed, if approved, a Certificate of Registration will be issued.


More information

Please note that this information is intended for those wishing to notify Council about a Class 4 food premises. Not what you were looking for? You may be interested in: