Food Business Prosecutions


Monash is proud of its reputation as a destination for great food.

Council expects food businesses to maintain the highest standards when it comes to cleanliness, storage and handling of food and controlling pests.

Those business that do not meet these standards can face large fines  (see media release below).

Media release Monash Council prosecutes Glen Waverley food business (pdf, 485KB)

Media Release Monash Council prosecutes Clayton food business (pdf, 485KB)

It is the responsibility of the proprietor of any food business under the Food Act 1984 to ensure they comply with legislative requirements and that the food they sell is safe and suitable for consumption.

The Department of Health keeps a register of businesses that have been convicted of breaches of the Food Act 1984.

Department of Health's Register of Convictions

If you have concerns regarding a food business in Monash contact Council's Public Health Unit on 9518 3539.

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Last updated: 06 June 2016