Food business licensing

We are committed to helping you build and operate your business. To operate a business in Logan City you need to meet relevant licensing requirements.

Licensing helps to ensure that all businesses operate in a way that is safe and complies with our local laws.

Local Government Toolbox

The Local Government Toolbox has information about licences and approvals. It provides consistent information from councils across South East Queensland. It includes the information you need to operate a business in Logan City.

Apply for a licence


The fees that apply to each licence are on the application forms.

Pre-purchase inspections

If you are buying a business, we recommend that you apply for a pre-purchase inspection to find out if the business complies with licensing rules. For more about pre-purchase inspections, please see Apply for a property search. For more information about other business related searches, please see Searches.

Application forms 

Forms to help you apply for licences can be found in the following table. 

Application type Application lodgement Information kits and fact sheets
Fixed food business

Online lodgement

PDF lodgement

Quick reference guide ­ – Design and fit-out (PDF 486 KB)


Food business licensing steps fact sheet (PDF 330 KB)

Mobile food business

Online lodgement

PDF lodgement

Food safety program accreditation Food safety program information
Temporary food business

Online lodgement

PDF lodgement

Food safety and fundraising events information 

Footpath dining Footpath dining information
Roadside vending Roadside vending information
Water carriers

Online Lodgement

PDF lodgement

Drinking water carriers information

Translated food safety videos

To support our diverse food business owners we have developed a range of translated food safety videos in Korean, simplified Chinese and traditional Chinese. 

Eat Safe Logan

Eat Safe Logan is a system to promote food safety. The five-star rating system aims to encourage food businesses to maintain high food safety standards.

We give an Eat Safe Logan star rating to most food businesses in Logan for them to display (excluding water carriers or food stalls).

Incentives for high-rating businesses include:

  • recognition and rewards
  • discounted annual licence fees
  • fewer inspections
  • the opportunity to list their business on our website.

Consumers benefit from the rating system by being able to choose to buy food from businesses with higher star ratings.

Food business that achieve a three-star rating and above have met the Food Act 2006 and Food Safety Standards and have good management practices.

To find out more email or call us on 07 3412 3412.

I'M ALERT food safety training

I'M ALERT is an easy-to-follow, training course for people who handle food at work. It’s designed to help food handlers lower food safety risks. The course is entertaining, with interactive quizzes.

You can finish the full course in one session, or you can choose to do a few sections. You can go back at a later time to finish the training, but your previous settings won't be saved.

When you complete the course, you can print a certificate. If you complete just a few sections, you can print a certificate for those sections.

Please visit EHA I'M ALERT to start your training.

For more information about I’M ALERT training, please download I'M ALERT frequently asked questions (PDF 720 KB), call us on 07 3412 3412 or email us at

Food safety education sessions (temporary food stalls)

We hold free food safety education sessions for community event organisers and temporary food stall holders.

These sessions help food handlers meet safe food preparation requirements. They cover:

  • legislation
  • cleaning
  • cross-contamination
  • temperature control
  • waste management.

Participants receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

We hold food safety education sessions every two months at the City Administration Centre, 150 Wembley Road, Logan Central. Bookings are essential. The next planned training date is Friday, 28 April 2023.

To book or for more information about food safety education training sessions, please call us on 07 3412 4286 or email