If the operator is a state or government owned corporation, the Food Act 2006 does not bind these businesses and they do not require a food licence from Brisbane City Council. Queensland Government facilities operating as a food business are required to comply with administrative arrangements equivalent to the provisions of the Food Act 2006, and are monitored by Queensland Health.
This exemption from the Food Act 2006 applies to:
- state or government owned corporations
- the handling or sale of food at a state school tuckshop operated by a Parents and Citizens Association (this does not include private schools)
If the food business in a Queensland Government facility is sub-leased by a private commercial entity, then a food business licence under the Act is required.
For example, a state school tuckshop is being operated by a private individual to make a profit, then the individual is required to hold a Food Business Licence with Council.