Safe Food

Working with you to make your business food-safe. Find our about our routine inspection and hand advice.


New Food Safety Requirements


Standard 3.2.2A – Food Safety Management Tools (external site) was gazetted on the 8 December 2022 and will come into effect after a 12-month transition period on 8 December 2023. The Standard is an extension of the existing Standard 3.2.2 (external site) requirements and introduces three food safety management tools for:

  • – Food service
  • – Caterers
  • – Some retail businesses.

Local government enforcement agencies are responsible for ensuring that applicable WA food businesses registered with the local government are informed of Standard 3.2.2A and are prepared to implement the standard from 8 December 2023.

The Environmental Health team will be working with food businesses over the next six months to assist in implementing the new requirements. This will begin with providing information directly to food businesses.

Further information can be found at

Contact an Environmental Health Officer on 9727 0222 or if have any questions.

Food business

We’re working with and educating our community about safe food practices. Here are a few things you should know… plus some handy information.


If you sell or prepare food for the public – we’ll conduct a food and hygiene assessment. You must comply with the requirements of the Food Act 2008 and the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

Residential preperation

Food preparation from home is limited to low-risk foods –  such as cakes, biscuits and jams. You’ll need a separate facility to prepare high-risk food.

Forms and info

Some information and forms to make sure you’re compliant:

Free online training

You need to demonstrate safety knowledge under the Food Act. We’ve partnered with FoodSafe® – so you can upskill for free (normally $35).

Get started

Get started in 3 simple steps

  1. visit FoodSafe’s website
  2. add the product to cart
  3. enter code FSCAPEL367

About the program

You’ll learn about food hygiene, safety and record keeping.

The course is a simple way to meet your food safety obligations.

You can download a certificate of completion from FoodSafe if you’ve already completed the course.

Mobile food businesses

We want to see your business grow. Make sure you’ve got the right approval to trade in the Capel region

Handy documents


If you want to trade in the Capel region – make sure you’re up-to-date with our policies and local laws,

You’ll also need to apply for a permit to trade.


Trading In Public Places

Owners of mobile food vehicles, stallholders, and traders require a permit to trade within the Shire of Capel.

This Policy (Policy 5.4 Trading in Public Places) sets out Council’s conditions of approval for issuing permits in accordance with Part 5 of the ‘Shire of Capel Activities on Thoroughfares and Trading In Public Places Local Law.’ It also identifies areas within the Shire of Capel where trading is permitted in accordance with Permit conditions.

Complete the Stallholders Permit Application and submit it to for assessment.