Food Safety for Clubs

Unfortunately there is currently no national regulator administering food safety licensing, permits and regulations for community groups seeking to sell foods to raise funds.

Food Safety for community fundraisers is administered by state-based bodies and at the local council level. The following list contains links to your state-based regulatory authority.

It is incumbent upon all community and grassroots organisations to understand food-safety regulations. If in any doubt, use your local council as your first port of call and the links below for reference.

Victoria

Department of Health

http://docs.health.vic.gov.au/docs/doc/Guide-to-food-safety-regulation-for-community-groups—Food-fundraisers–October-2011-

NSW

NSW Food Authority

http://www.foodauthority.nsw.gov.au/consumers/keeping-food-safe/charities

QLD

Queensland Health

http://www.health.qld.gov.au/ph/documents/ehu/21885.pdf

South Australia

Department of Health

http://www.dh.sa.gov.au/pehs/Food/kit-charities-community.htm

Western Australia

Contact your local council’s Environmental Health Officer if in doubt over food safety regulations.

http://dlg.wa.gov.au/Content/Directory/Default.aspx

Tasmania

Department of Health and Human Services

http://www.dhhs.tas.gov.au/peh/food_safety/food_standards/fact_sheets_charities_community_organisations

ACT

ACT Health

http://www.fundraisingdirectory.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/ACT-Fetes-Fundraising-Food-Stalls.pdf

Northern Territory

Department of Health

http://www.health.nt.gov.au/library/scripts/objectifyMedia.aspx?file=pdf/34/48.pdf&siteID=1&str_title=Charities%20Community%20G

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