It's time to switch: Green lid bins (food and garden waste) are collected weekly from August and red landfill bins every fortnight, to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
Due to COVID-19 impacts and winter illnesses, Monash Maternal and Child Health are experiencing extreme staff shortages. Children booked between 10.08.2022 – 28.08.2022 for their 18m, 2y and 3.5yr Key Age and Stage will be contacted by our service to be rescheduled for September. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.
Due to COVID staff shortages, between 12.30pm-2pm until the end of August, calls will be directed to our after-hours service for follow-up. Thank you for your understanding.
Many people operate their own small business from their residential home. This is called Home Occupation. The Monash Planning Scheme allows a person to use their residential home for home occupation provided certain specific requirements are fully satisfied. Please see the following guidelines for details: Home-Based Business in Monash Guidelines.
If you want to make food from home to sell to others, or store food at home to sell to others, you will be considered a food business. Therefore, you will require registration with Council under the Food Act 1984.
As a home-based food business, you must comply with the requirements of the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code, and understand the following:
For more information and the requirements of a home-based food business, please refer to the guide: Setting up a Home-Based Food Business(PDF, 527KB), and contact Council’s Public Health Unit on 9518 3555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For a short video on starting a home-based food business, please see the Department of Health’s website: How to start a home-based kitchen.
For more information on the requirements of different food business classes, please see: Food Business Classifications.
Council now offers a streamlined online single application form and specialist customer service through a Business Application Officer to help you upfront and throughout your permit process (checklists and tools to guide you through assessing and applying for the right permits). Visit: Starting or Buying a Business - Business Application