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Food safety training

City of Gold Coast Environmental Health Officers administer the Queensland Food Act 2006 and the Australian New Zealand Food Standards Code, which relate to those food businesses which local governments are required to licence*.

The City conducts regular food safety training courses (non-accredited), aimed at providing its primary clients, the city's licensed* food business staff, with an understanding of the causes and the prevention of food-borne illness (food poisoning).

* licensed under the Queensland Food Act 2006

Cost and eligibility

City of Gold Coast courses are free to the following:

  • Eligible persons who are directly associated with any food business which is licensed with the City under the Queensland Food Act 2006. This includes all commercial take-aways, bakeries, restaurants, food vans, caterers, aged care facilities, school canteens (private) and vessels.
  • Applicants that can demonstrate that they own, rent or lease a rateable property that is within the City.
  • Applicants that are from a registered charity, voluntary sporting community, religious or incorporated not for profit organisation.

Those who do not meet the above criteria are welcome to undertake the course at a cost of $92 (inclusive of GST).

If you are not sure of your eligibility for the free course, please contact us using the phone number or email address provided below, for advice prior to booking a course.


The Food Safety Training course is held on the ground floor of the City's Bundall administration building located at 8 Karp Court. Metered car parking is available in Frigo Court or next to the Arts Centre Gold Coast.

Courses are conducted from 8.30am to 12.30pm and participants are asked to present at the building's foyer, next to customer service, no later than 8.20am on the day. Allow extra travelling time for traffic and parking. A light morning tea is provided.

Please advise if we can do anything to assist your participation in this training session, e.g. large print information.

Food safety training course dates for 2018

  • Thursday 22 February
  • Tuesday 27 March
  • Tuesday 24 April
  • Thursday 31 May
  • Tuesday 26 June
  • Tuesday 31 July
  • Tuesday 28 August
  • Tuesday 25 September
  • Thursday 25 October
  • Tuesday 27 November


Bookings for the above dates are now being taken.

Find a link to the Food safety training course enrolment application form below.

Phone: 07 5581 6838
Fax: 07 5581 6219

All prospective course applicants must complete and return an application form at least one week before the preferred course date.

Letters which confirm the offer of attendance will be sent to the food business and the applicant.


If you are the person nominated and accepted for a particular course but cannot attend on the day, please advise us at the contact details listed above.

We cater for certain numbers and, unfortunately, failure to attend without prior advice may result in a fee being levied on the business.

This does not apply if the business sends another person in the place of someone unable to attend.

For information on the courses, find links to relevant websites below.

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