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I'M Alert - Education and Hygiene Training

Food handlers are required to have appropriate skills and knowledge to perform their food handling duties. The City of Hobart encourages food handlers within the Hobart municipal area to undertake food education and hygiene training programs.

The City of Hobart and Environmental Health Australia recommend the free online training program I'M ALERT, that can be accessed using the link below.

I'M ALERT Interactive Online Training Website

Contact the Environmental Health Unit on (03) 6238 2715 for further information.

Resources:

Food Standards Australia New Zealand

Temporary Food Outlet Form

Food Business Application

Notification of a Food Business Form

Guide to Construction of a Food Business

Guide to Operation of a Food Business

Request for Information and Documents Form

Request for Pre-Purchase Inspection Application Form

Temporary Food Stall Guidelines

Information Sheets:

Cleaning Schedule - Hobart

Fridge/Freezer Temperature Checks

Temperature Record - Cooking

Temperature Record - Delivery

Temperature Record - Hot Holding

Temperature Records - Reheating

The following information is provided to assist you in regards to operating a food premises, as well as information on the requirements for selling food at stalls, markets and fairs.

Food Premises

Registration of a food business

All businesses selling food must be registered with the Council, or Council notified, if the food being sold is not considered to be potentially hazardous food.

To register, follow the link to the Food Business Registration Form, print, complete and return to the City of Hobart either in person to the Council's Customer Service Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, or mail to GPO Box 503, Hobart, TAS, 7001.

An Environmental Health Officer will undertake an inspection of the premises and then process the application.

You must have received a Certificate of Registration of a Food Business before opening for business. Food business registration certificates include a number of conditions that must be complied with. The Council may cancel your registration if non-compliances are found.

Registration fee structure

The fee structure reflects the risk category of your business. Your business will be classified as low, medium or high risk based on the types of food, processing and handling methods, the size of your business and whether your customers are from a high risk population.

The fees applicable can be found in the Council's Fees and Charges here.

Renewal of food business registration

Certificates expire on 30 June each year and registrations must be renewed prior to this date. The Council will send renewal application forms and fee informations prior to the expiry date.

Food Stalls, Markets, Fairs and Street Stalls

Please read the Guidelines for Temporary Food Stalls brochure to be informed of the requirements for operation of temporary food stalls.

Registration for one-off events or temporary food vendors is via an online process. You can access the process via the Temporary Food Outlet Form link below.

Market stalls operating in the Hobart municipal area on a regular basis may be eligible for an annual market stall registration. For more information please contact an Environmental Health Officer on (03) 6238 2715.

Temporary Food Outlet Form - Please note: This form does not currently work with Microsoft Internet Explorer version 11.

Customer Service Centre

16 Elizabeth St, Hobart
Office Hours: Mon–Fri 8.15am–5.15pm
Telephone (03) 6238 2711
Email hcc@hobartcity.com.au

Postal address

Town Hall, Macquarie St
GPO Box 503
Hobart Tasmania 7001