Food Info - Licence
Home based food businesses
Home kitchens can be used to operate a food business. Some home based food businesses need to have a licence, for example:
- bed and breakfast (e.g. cooking bacon and eggs)
- farm home stay
- preparation of food to be sold at markets
- motel kitchens that are also used as a kitchen for onsite owners or managers.
You may not be allowed to make potentially hazardous foods in your home kitchen. Council assesses applications on a case by case basis.
Some home based activities don’t require a licence, for example:
- preparation of food for a student boarder
- preparation of food for a person as part of a home support service (e.g. a carer preparing food at the home of a person with a disability or family day care)
- cooking demonstrations (e.g. kitchen product demonstrations at a private residence).