Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions with the Australian Institute of Food Safety's Frequently Asked Questions section.

What are the penalties if I don't have a Food Safety Supervisor?

The penalties for not having a Food Safety Supervisor are set at a state and territory level. The fine ranges from $330 to $75,000, depending on the situation and where the business is located.

Food safety is highly regulated in Australia and authorities can issue fines for many different reasons. Other penalties could be a suspension of the food business licence, closing down a business and even prosecution of the food business licensee.

To learn more about the penalties that could be applied to your food business, or for an overview of the state and territory penalties, please visit Penalty Charges for Not Having a Food Safety Supervisor