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Transfer a Food, Health or Accommodation Business Registration

If you are considering selling or buying a business which is registered with the City of Greater Dandenong, you need to transfer the registration.

If you are buying a business, it is recommended that you organise a Council inspection and premises report prior to purchase. This will help inform you of any outstanding notices on the premises and any works that are required to be completed so that the premises is compliant.

The inspection conducted will only assess the requirements under the Food Act 1984 and/or Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 only. If you need information about compliance with Council’s Building and/or Planning Department requirements, you will need to contact these departments separately.


Arranging a pre-purchase inspection

To make a request for an inspection, please complete Application for Premises Inspection and Release of Information (Pre-Purchase Inspection) form and return it to Council with the appropriate fee.

Application for Premises Inspection and Release of Information (Pre-Purchase Inspection) form - 140KB

If you have a solicitor acting on your behalf, ensure that the application for premises inspection form is submitted with a cover letter from your solicitor on their letterhead.

Transferring a registration

All business operating under the Food Act 1984 or Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 must have a registration in the name of the current proprietor. 

To apply for an Application to Transfer the registration, please Contact Council and the appropriate form will be sent to you by post or email.

The application will need to be completed and signed by both the vendor and purchaser and returned to Council with the appropriate fee prior to settlement.

Food, Health or Accommodation Business Premises Pre-Purchase Inspection Fee

Name Standard fee
Food, Health or Accommodation Business Premises Pre-Purchase Inspection Fee $319

Transferring a registration - Food Act (GST exempt)

Name Standard fee Description
Transfer Class 1 or Class 2 $437
Transfer Class 2a $504
Transfer Class 3 $268.50
Transfer Class 3a $495
Charity / Not For Profit (listed on the ACNC register) $0

Nil Fee

Transferring a registration - Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 (GST exempt)

Name Standard fee Description
Transfer Beauty Salons or Ear Piercing $190.50
Transfer Tattooists or Skin Penetration $432
Transfer Prescribed Accommodation (excluding rooming houses) $432
Transfer Rooming House $540
Charity / Not For Profit (listed on the ACNC register) $0

Nil Fee

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