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We maintain food safety in our community by:

  • Issuing Food Business Registrations, Temporary Food Business Registrations, Food Stalls and Mobile Van Registrations.
  • Food Safety Audits of Food Businesses.
  • Free Food Handler Training Seminars.
  • Carries out investigations into Food Safety Complaints.

Council’s Food Licence Application Form (for Registration/Renewal of a Food Business) can be found here:

Food Licence Application Form 2024 (to print)
Food Licence Application Form 2024 (to fill in online)

If you would like more information or have any questions please contact our Environmental Health Officer on 03 6268 7000

Food Safety Standard Requirements

From December 2023 a new food Standard 3.2.2A Food Safety Management Tools of the Food Safety Standards will come into effect and it will be mandatory for certain food service and food retail businesses in Tasmania to appoint at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) to work within that business.

It is estimated that between 70% and 85% of food business registrations will be affected by Standard 3.2.2A and includes businesses such as restaurants, cafes, takeaway shops, caterers, bakeries, delis, supermarkets, and seafood retailers (selling ready-to-eat food), whether fixed or mobile.

It will be mandatory for Food Safety Supervisors to hold a FSS training certificate issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). However, others who work in a food business as a food handler who have not been appointed as a FSS need to ensure they have completed a food safety training course or can demonstrate adequate skills and knowledge.

A recommended training course available online is called DoFoodSafely, this is a free, non-accredited, online learning program provided by the Department of Health Victoria and proudly supported by Queensland Health, South Australia Health and Tasmania Health.

DoFoodSafely is designed to enable you to understand how to safely work with, and handle, food in commercial settings. Those who score 90% or more on the assessment receive a completion certificate.

Please click here to access: Do Food Safely

If you require further information please contact Council’s Environmental Health Department on (03) 6268 7029



The Brighton Council sponsors a free monthly immunisation clinic delivering all vaccines funded in the National Immunisation Program here, no appointment is necessary.

Immunisation Clinics 2023/2024

The clinics are held on the first Tuesday of each month between 2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.

The last clinic at the Brighton Civic Centre will be held 5 March 2024.  From April 2024, the clinics will be relocating to the Brighton Council Chambers at 1 Tivoli Road, Old Beach. 


Tues. 5 March (last clinic at the Brighton Civic Centre)

Tues. 9 April

Tues. 7 May

Tues. 4 June

Tues. 2 July

Tues. 6 August

Tues. 3 September

Tues. 1 October

Tues. 5 November

Tues. 3 December

Please direct any queries to Council’s Environmental Health Office – (03) 6268 7029

Additional Vaccinations

Apart from offering the full range of vaccines on the standard vaccination schedule to infants, children and adults, Council also offers a 20% subsidy (off the wholesale cost) to residents for Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Pertussis (Whooping Cough) and Influenza vaccines. The cost to non-residents is wholesale plus a small administrative fee. These vaccines NOT on the standard schedule must be pre-booked two weeks before normal clinic days to ensure stock is available.

For any further details please contact Brighton Councils Senior Environmental Health Officer on (03) 6268 7029.

Immunisation Record Request

If you would like to request an Immunisation Record Certificate, please complete webform found HERE.

Recently, the Department of Tourism, Arts and the Environment released new legislation dealing with backyard burning; wood heater smoke; and the importation, manufacture and sale of woodheaters.

Following, are 3 Pamphlets which may assist explaining the intent of the legislation and contain a summary of the requirements.

Backyard Burning

Woodheater Pamphlet

Manufacture, importation and sale of wood heaters


And please don’t forget to be Asbestos Aware: Asbestos Information

Carols By Candlelight

Under the Public Health Act 1997, the Director of Public Health has the authority to designate classes of public events as smoke-free. The Director has used this authority to declare all carols by candlelight events as smoke-free from 1st November 2012.

Banning smoking at carols by candlelight events will help to de-normalise tobacco to children at an event predominately attended by families with children. Smoking is less likely to be considered the norm when it is removed from busy public areas, particularly where there are young people. It also protects the health of non-smokers, including staff and patrons from exposure to harmful second-hand smoke and supports smokers by making it easier to quit or remain quit.


Selected Markets and Festivals

From 2nd January 2013 selected markets, food and wine and music festivals are to be smoke-free or have designated areas for smoking.  Events in the Brighton Municipality to which this will apply as of 2 January 2013 are:

The Brighton Show

For further information regarding Smoke-Free Public Events within the Brighton Municipality, please contact the Brighton Council Environmental Health Department on (03) 6268 7000 or please consider the weblinks below.


Additional External Links:

Smoke Free Public Event Guide for Event Organisers

Smoke Free Management Plan Application Form

Tobacco Control Resources