Types of food and beverage permits

You may require food or beverage permits when holding an event.

There are two types of permits:

  1. Temporary Food Registration Permit
  2. Consumption Permit.

Each of these are supported by the Notification Process.

Note: It doesn’t matter if the food is sold or given away; a permit or notification is still required depending on the types of food listed below.

Food or beverage type Permit type
  • Cold food ready to eat
  • Cold food ready to be cooked
  • Pre-cooked food to be reheated
  • Hot food ready to eat
Temporary Food Registration Permit 
  • A gelato van
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • Hot potatoes 
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • Hot dogs, hot chips, donuts 
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • A paella dish, cooked on site in a temporary kitchen/marquee
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • Cut fruit, bowls of nuts and lollies
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • Hamburgers
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • Cakes that are cream filled
Temporary Food Registration Permit
  • Selling alcohol
Temporary Liquor Licence 
Consumption of Liquor in a Public Place

Temporary Limited License from Consumer Affairs Victoria
 Food that is processed and/or in its original package:
  • Bars of chocolates,
  • Tetra long life packs (that don’t need to be refrigerated to sustain shelf life)
  • Whole fruit
  • Bags of lollies
  • Packaged cakes (excluding cream cakes)
Notification of a Food Premises
  • Sausage sizzle which only consists of sausages, sauce, onions and bread only (this does not include hamburgers or other high risk foods).
Notification of a Food Premises
  • Wine tastings (not selling) 
Notification of a Food Premises 

Consumption of Liquor in a Public Place

Temporary Limited License from Consumer Affairs Victoria

Note on Consumption of Alcohol Permits

There have been some changes to the City of Greater Geelong Local Law Procedure Manual which may impact whether you need a Consumption of Alcohol permit or not, depending on the Events Alcohol Management Plan.

Your Events Officer will provide you with more advice when you make application for an Events Permit.






Page last updated: Monday, 18 March 2019

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