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An accreditation is not required with Safe Food for the following activities:

  • Recreational fishing
  • Catching/collecting bait
  • Growing/breeding hatchlings for aquaculture
  • Growing/breeding aquarium fish
  • Growing/harvesting aquatic plants
  • Transporting seafood products
  • Manufacturing seafood products (e.g. crumbed frozen fish meals, canned tuna, etc.)
  • Retail sale of seafood (e.g. fish & chip shop)
  • Taking seafood as a cultural activity for personal, domestic or non-commercial communal needs under traditional fishing customs by Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islanders.

Still unsure if you require an accreditation? Please contact us.

Who else should I contact?

While you may not require an accreditation with Safe Food, you may still need to be licensed or seek advice from other food regulatory authorities, including:
  • Local Council

    Contact your local council (ask for an Environmental Health Officer) if your inquiry relates to:

    • Licensing a retail food business (fixed site/shop) under the Food Act 2006
    • Licensing a mobile food vehicle (e.g. food truck) under the Food Act 2006
    • Licensing a temporary market stall under the Food Act 2006
    • Site approval from town planning in relation to your food business
    • Food safety requirements for retail food businesses and food handlers
    • Food safety programs for retail food or catering businesses
    • Food safety advice for non-profit organisations

    Search the Local Government Directory to find contact details and locality maps for Queensland’s local councils.

  • Queensland Health

    Contact Queensland Health for:

    • Food labelling requirements
    • Advice on food allergens
  • Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF)

    Contact DAF if your inquiry relates to:

    • Applying for a commercial fishing licence
    • Commercial fishing restrictions and updates
    • Vessel monitoring system (VMS)
    • Starting an aquaculture business
    • Disease prevention and biosecurity requirements
  • Australian Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWE)

    Contact DAWE for:

    • Importing and exporting requirements