Food Sectors

To meet food safety laws, your food workers need to complete sector specific training. Find your correct sector and understand your training requirements here.

There are five recognised food sectors in Australia - Hospitality, Retail, Food Processing, Health & Community, and Transport & Distribution.

Select from the boxes below to discover more about your sector and compliance requirements.



If you have a business that prepares and serves food to customers it's classified as a hospitality business.

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Businesses where food is sold to customers (usually to be consumed elsewhere) are in the food retail sector.

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Food Processing

Any business where food is manufactured or processed is considered a food processing business.

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Health & Community

Health organisations prepare and serve food to vunerable people - the sick, pregnant women, the elderly, children and babies.

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Transport & Distribution

If your business transports or stores food and drink, then it's considered a food transport and distribution business.

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