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Transfer of registration for food or health business

Are you considering purchasing a registered business?

If you are buying an existing business, whether a food business or beauty salon, tattooist establishment, ear or body piercing establishment or an accommodation facility, you will need to transfer the registration into your name.

How to transfer your business

To transfer a business, please contact our Community Heath team on 9294 5603, who will advise you on the requirements and process.

Before you purchase

Council recommends you arrange an inspection of the premises before settlement. The report is optional, but it will list any non-compliance issues, as any outstanding issues will become the responsibility of the new owner once settlement has occurred

The report will list issues such as:

  • general internal structural issues, including walls, floors, tiling etc.
  • cleanliness of the business
  • general condition of the premises.


Costs depend on how quickly you need the report:

  • $230
  • $290 for a fast-tracked report (within 5 days)

Arrange an inspection

You will need the current owner's permission to arrange this inspection, using a Consent to release information form

To  arrange an inspection, contact us on 9294 5603. We will invoice you for the cost of the inspection, and also provide the Consent to release information form.

Further information

Please contact Community Health Services for more information on 9294 5603.

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