How do I transfer a food, accommodation or personal care business?

Buying a food business

If you are taking over an existing class 1, 2 or 3 food premises you will need to transfer the registration of the premises into your name.

Step 1 - An Application to Transfer the Registration of a Food Premises needs to be obtained. Please call the Compliance administration team on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au

Step 2 - A transfer fee of $288 or less (depends on classification and number of employees) will need to be paid. Please call the Compliance administration team on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au for further details.

Step 3 - You can lodge your application via:

Step 4 - Once an application is lodged, one of our authorised officers will review your application, inspect the premises and provide a report to the you and the current proprietor. Compliance with the requirements of the Food Act 1984 is the responsibility of the person operating the business at the time.

Step 5 - Transfer of registration

You need to contact us once settlement has occurred. When we are satisfied that all requirements of the Food Act 1984 have been met, we will transfer the registration of the premises into the name of the new proprietor. Please call us on 9205 5555 to advise of settlement.

If you will be making significant changes to the food premises, then the application will be considered a new registration and not a transfer. Go here to find details on Food premises registration and notification.

Buying an Accommodation business

If you are buying an existing accommodation business you will need to transfer the current registration.

Step 1 - Please call the Compliance administration team on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au to obtain the transfer form for the specific business you are taking over. Please ensure you have the current business name and address ready.

Step 2 - The transfer fee will be $144 and can be paid when your lodge your form or via payment options on the form.

Step 3 - You can lodge your application via:

Step 4 - Once an application is lodged, one of our authorised officers will review your application, inspect the premises and provide a report to the you and the current proprietor.

Step 5 - You need to contact us when settlement has occurred. When we are satisfied all relevant requirements are being met, we will transfer the registration to the new proprietor for the remainder of the registration period (usually to the end of the current year). Please call us on 9205 5555 to advise of settlement.

Buying a personal care business

If you are buying an existing personal care or body art business – such as hairdressing, beauty treatment, tattooing, ear-piercing and colonic irrigation - you will need to apply to transfer the current registration.

Step 1 - Please call the Compliance administration team on 9205 5555 or email info@yarracity.vic.gov.au to obtain the transfer form for the specific business you are taking over. Please ensure you have the current business name and address ready.

Step 2 - The transfer fee will be $94 and can be paid when your lodge your form or via payment options on the form.

Step 3 - You can lodge your application via:

Step 4 - Once an application is lodged, one of our authorised officers will review your application, inspect the premises and provide a report to the you and the current proprietor.

Step 5 - You need to contact us when settlement has occurred. When we are satisfied all relevant requirements are being met, we will transfer the registration to the new proprietor for the remainder of the registration period (usually to the end of the current year). Please call us on 9205 5555 to advise of settlement.