New Premises Enquiry

Please complete the form below regarding setting up or altering a commercial registerable business within Whitehorse City Council. 

If you are a home based business please visit Home-based businesses for registration requirements.

Before submitting this form, applicants must first contact Council’s Town Planning and Building Department to obtain written information as to whether:

  • a planning permit is required for the proposed use and/or development and
  • a building permit is required for the proposed premises (if required provide a copy of the building permit with the endorsed plans)

New Premises Form

Premises Details
Enquiry type
Applicant's involvement
Postal address
Request for Service
Please select one of the following services
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10 MB limit.
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Council strongly recommends that you submit plans before applying for registration. This will assist in approving your registration efficiently by ensuring that the premises complies with relevant standards and to minimise the risk of having to undertake costly remedial work. The service also incorporates the costs associated with onsite progress and final inspections. Your application will not be assessed until payment has been received

Please note that if the premises is structurally non-compliant at the time of inspection, additional inspections will incur a fee. Where a building permit is required, obtain and provide a copy the new occupancy permit or certificate of final inspection to the Environmental Health Unit prior to booking your final inspection for registration.

Type of Premises
Personal Care and Body Art Premises
Food establishment
Food Processing Information
Will you be manufacturing dairy products?
Will you be processing raw meat/poultry/seafood
eg. Butcher, fresh poultry outlet
Will your food handling activities include:
One file only.
3 MB limit.
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Contact Information
I have contacted the following Council departments and authorities to ensure that I have obtained all relevant permit/application information.
I have contacted the following:
The personal information requested above is for the purpose of administrating the Food Act 1984 or the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 and will be used solely by Council for that primary purpose or directly related purposes.  The intended recipients of the information are Council officers. Council may disclose the information to law enforcement agencies, courts and other organisations authorised to collect it. Individuals have a right to seek access to their personal information and make corrections by contacting Council’s Environmental Health Unit on 9262 6197. You may view Council’s Privacy Policy on our website or obtain a copy from any of the Council offices.
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