Food business licences

If you are starting a new food business, you may need a food business licence from Brisbane City Council. You may also need a new food business licence if you are taking over an existing food business. Find information for new and existing food licences and requirements for footpath and outdoor dining in malls.

Council understands that many food businesses are experiencing hardship and challenges following the 2022 flood event.  We are here to help and will work together with you to help you reopen quickly and safely.

Refer to our Cleaning your food business after severe weather factsheet (Word - 264kb) for key information on decontamination, cleaning/ sanitising and food disposal. We've translated this fact sheet into five languages:

Getting your food businesses back on track as quickly as possible is our priority.  If your food business has been impacted and you would like further advice from an Environmental Health Officer or you would like to arrange an inspection prior to reopening, please contact Council on 3403 8888.

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Last updated: 22 November 2022

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