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If you are transporting meat at any stage, from the place where the animal was killed to a place of retail, then you require an accreditation with Safe Food Production Queensland (Safe Food). You will also require an accreditation if you are transporting meat to a premise where meat is processed into smallgoods, pet meat or rendered product.

These activities are classified as Transporting under the Meat scheme of the Food Production (Safety) Regulation 2014.


What should I submit with my application?

  • Application form

    Complete the Application form and select Transporting as your activity on page 2.

    Note: If you want to complete this form on your mobile or desktop, please download or save it first.

  • Payment details

    Fees can be viewed within application form.

  • Management statement

    A management statement is a concise way of documenting how your business intends to operate and what activities you intend to undertake. It should be written by you (the applicant) in your own words. A template for what to include in your management statement is available if desired.

    Note: If you want to complete this template on your mobile or desktop, please download or save it first.

  • Photos of your vehicle

    Please submit photos of your vehicle that show:

    • floors and walls inside the carrying unit
    • doors/seals
    • the active refrigeration unit
    • temperature gauge/data loggers
    • vehicle registration

    Note: If you wish to accredit multiple vehicles, you will need to submit separate photos for each vehicle.

Submit your completed application to or PO Box 221, Greenslopes, Brisbane, QLD 4120.

When to apply

Under the Food Production (Safety) Act 2000, it is unlawful to engage in certain activities relating to primary production or processing of food until you have been granted an accreditation by Safe Food. As such, you should allow adequate time for your application to be reviewed by Safe Food.

Your application will aim to be assessed within 14 days, although applications submitted in their entirety (with all the items outlined above) are likely to be processed faster.

Once you have submitted your application, a member of our Central Assessment Team will contact you for payment (if paying by credit card). Once payment has been received, your application will be assessed, and we will contact you if we require any further information.

You will be notified in writing about the outcome of your application (approved or refused).


Fees are based on the activities you are carrying out and are outlined in the Application form.

New applications will incur a one-time application fee that is non-refundable.

Our accreditation period runs from 1st January – 31st December*. You will therefore need to renew your accreditation on an annual basis.

For more information, please refer to our fees & charges.

*Please note: Our fees are not pro-rata.