Department of Health

Food safety laws affect every Victorian’s health and safety. In Victoria, all food businesses must comply with the Food Act 1984 (the Act), which oversees food safety. The Act also requires food premises to comply with the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (the Code).

This section tells you how to:

  • keep all food safe
  • start a food business
  • understand food business classifications
  • comply with the Act and the Code
  • keep food safe during an emergency.

Reviewed 14 February 2024


Contact details

Food Safety Unit

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