Home based food preparation operations are permitted in some circumstances.
Premises producing low risk food such as cakes, slices, jams and chutneys are usually acceptable as a home based business. High risk food production will require a kitchen which complies with Australian Standard 4674-2004: design, construction and fit out of food premises and the Food Standards Code.
To obtain approval a home business, home occupation & home based child care notification form is to be submitted to Council for consideration.
Council's guidelines for the preparation at home of food for sale provide additional information about what Council requires including the submission of a food safety plan.
An inspection of your premises will be carried out by Council's Environmental Health Officers to ensure compliance with the relevant food standards before any food production is permitted.