Purchasing an Existing Business

If you are looking to buy an existing registered business including a food vendor, hairdressing, beauty therapy and body art business, or accommodation, you will need to transfer the current registration into your name.

Pre-sale Outstanding Issues Inspection

An inspection before settlement ensures that prospective proprietors are fully informed of any outstanding items or notices to ensure compliance with relevant legislation. Due to privacy laws, the current proprietor must sign to give consent to release the report to you or your solicitor.

If you would like to request a pre-sale inspection please contact the Environmental Health Unit via email Environmental Health or on 9262 6197.

Registration Transferral

To transfer the registration under either the Food Act 1984 or the Public Health and Wellbeing Act 2008 the following items must be submitted to Council before settlement:

  • A completed application to transfer, signed by both the outgoing and incoming proprietors.
  • Payment of the applicable fee.

Once You've Bought the Business

  • You will be provided with a certificate of registration in your name 
  • Under the relevant legislation Council must undertake an inspection of the premises after you have taken over

Please contact the Environmental Health Unit via email Environmental Health or on 9262 6197 for further information.