Community Groups

Community groups often hold fundraising activities that involve the sale of food such as sausage sizzles, cake stalls and fetes. These activities require a food act registration or notification.

Common examples of community groups who register / notify council include:

  • Community groups conducting sausage sizzles or cake stalls
  • Community groups selling food at markets or festivals
  • Community groups cooking and selling food from a food truck or trailer
  • Schools holding fetes or festivals
  • Individuals selling food to raise funds for charity.

It is also highly recommended that volunteers  involved with fundraisers do a basic food safety course.  Do Food Safely is a free online learning resource for people working with food. This online learning resource provides information about safe food handling. Participants can test their knowledge by completing the assessment at the end of the online course. A certificate of completion is provided if the assessment is successfully completed however it is not an accredited program. Do Food SafelyFor further information:

For further information please contact Council's Environmental Health team on (03) 5722 0888 or email

Department of Health and Human Services-Food Safety Unit. Department of Health and Human Services

PDFCommunity-group-temporary-and-mobile-food-premises-template--class-2---PDF.pdf (5093 KB)

PDFFood-fundraisers-class-4.pdf (289 KB)

PDFFood-safety-tipsClass-4-premisesCake-stalls-October-2011---PDF.pdf (522 KB)

PDFFood-safety-tipsClass-4-premisesSausage-sizzles-October-2011---PDF.pdf (479 KB)

PDFGuide-to-food-safety-regulation-for-community-groupsCake-stalls-October-2011---PDF.pdf (939 KB)

PDFGuide-to-food-safety-regulation-for-community-groupsFood-fundraisers-October-2011v01---PDF-(1).pdf (1618 KB)

PDFGuide-to-food-safety-regulation-for-community-groupsSausage-sizzles-October-2011---PDF.pdf (651 KB)

Last Updated: 11-05-2017

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