City of Port Lincoln

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Food Business Notification

All food businesses, enterprises or activities (other than a primary food production business) that involves handling food intended for sale and selling of food is required under Section 86 of the Food Act 2001, to have a Food Business Notification Number.  The proprietor/ trader must complete the Food Business Notification (FBN) form and notify the Council of their contact details, nature of the food business and location of all food premises of the business in the Council area before the business is conducted.  

The FBN Form completed in hardcopy to be posted to:

Environmental Health Officer
City of Port Lincoln
PO Box 1787

It is a legal requirement to have a Food Business Notification Number and there is no fee to apply for one.  The Food Business Notification Number is to be referenced on any Council permit application where food and/or drink is to be sold. 

All food businesses must advise Council of any changes to the ownership, contact details, location or nature of the food business within 14 days. 

If you require further information on any of the above contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer, Aaron Price on 8621 2320 or email

Useful References
SA Health - Protecting public health – Food Standards
SafeWork SA - Food catering sites - keeping community events safe

Food Safety - Food Recalls

To view information regarding current food recalls please view the Food Safety Australia New Zealand website by clicking here.

While you're there, have a look at other aspects of food safety and the food industry.


The City of Port Lincoln is increasingly being approached by community members who are concerned about the responsibility of organising community events, where it is intended that food will be consumed by members of the public.  We have developed guidelines to assist community members in the planning and facilitation of events with regard to food safety.

To download a copy of the guidelines click here.

The City of Port Lincoln can provide you, your organisation or association with a Special Event Permit if you wish to use Council footpaths, land, parks or gardens for any purpose.

Click here for Special and Community Event Permit Applications; and

Click here for Commerical Use of Footpath/Road Permit applications. 


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