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Education and Hygiene Training

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

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

I'M ALERT Food Safety Training Flyer

I'M ALERTInteractive Online Training Website

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


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Here you will find things you need to know about operating a food premise, as well as 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 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 it, complete it and return it to Hobart City Council either in person or post it to Hobart City Council Centre, 16 Elizabeth Street, Hobart  7000.

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.  Council may cancel your registration when 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 fee structure is available from the Environmental Health Unit's fee list that you can access here.

Renewal of food business registration

Certificates expire on 30 June each year. Registrations must be renewed prior to this date.  Council will send a new food business registration certificate prior to the expiry date. By making payment of your food business registration invoice verifies that the details on the certificate are correct and that you are making formal application for renewal.

If any changes are required to be made to the food business registration certificate, contact must be made to health@hobartcity.com.au or Hobart City Council, GPO Box 503, Hobart, Tas, 7001 within 14 days of receipt of a new food business registration certificate.

Food Stalls, Markets, Fairs and Street Stalls 

Please read the Guidelines for Temporary Food Stalls brochure to see what requirements must be met.

The way Council licences temporary food vendors has changed. 

  • Registration for one-off events or temporary food vendors is now an online process. You can access the link below.
  • Market stalls operating in the Hobart municipal area on a regular basis may be eligible for an annual market stall regsitration.  For more information please contact an Environmental Health Officer on 6238 2715. 

Applications are assessed according to time frame of the event as follows:

    Temporary food stall - per day = $50.00
    Temporary food stall - two or more days = $100.00

An invoice will be forwarded once the application has been assessed.  These fees are discretionary for school and charity events. Contact should be made in writing to the Environmental Health Unit for the fee to be assessed.

Temporary Food Outlet Form - Please note that 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