Under the Meat Industry Act 1993, all meat processing facilities in Victoria require a licence issued by PrimeSafe in order to operate.

PrimeSafe has the function and power to determine licence categories. Recognising the different categories of meat production in Victoria, PrimeSafe has determined the following licence categories.

PrimeSafe licence conditions require meat processing facilities to comply with relevant Australian and Victorian standards that apply to each licence category.

At present, there is no licence category that permits the roadside sale of fresh meat and meat products from a vehicle or purpose built mobile facility.

The sale of pre-packaged meat and meat products at farmers’ markets is regulated by local council. For more information regarding farmer’s markets, click here.