Food & Charities
Community and sporting groups who sell food to the public have a responsibility to make sure the food provided is safe to eat. There are also regulatory requirements under the Food Act that need to be complied with.
Food events may only require a food notification to their principal council (local council community or sporting group is based or nominated location) if the actvities include:
- Sausage Sizzles (sausages, bread/rolls, butter/margarine, sauce, onions, cooking oil ONLY)
- Cakes (no cream)
- Milk for Tea and Coffee
- Uncut fruit and vegetables
- Low Risk and Pre-Packaged Foods
All other foods activities will require registration. For more details, visit the Food Registration webpage.
As well as the food safety fact sheets available on this webpage, there are food safety guides and programs available for community groups to utilise. Visit the Food Safety Supervisor & Programs webpage for copies.
Do Food Safely - FREE Online Food Safety Learning Program
This free online interactive program from the Department of Health is informative and fun and includes six topics on food safety and a final quiz. The course covers topics including:
- safe food storage
- cleaning and sanitising food preparation areas
- preventing food contamination, and
- personal hygiene for food handlers.
It takes around an hour to complete, but can be completed in separate units at the participant's own pace.
|Please Note: Do Food Safety is a training guide only. If you require Food Safety Supervisor qualifications see Food Safety Supervisor & Programs webpage for more information.
For enquiries, contact Public Health on 1300 368 333.