An abattoir is a facility that slaughters consumable animals for human consumption.

Licensees of abattoirs are able, with PrimeSafe endorsement but without a further licence or fee, to operate the following from the same premises provided all of the meat or by-products processed originate from the same facility.

  • Further meat processing facility
  • Retail butcher shop
  • Prime tallow processing facility
  • Inedible rendering facility

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There are three ways to apply for a PrimeSafe licence:

  1. Fill out the application form in the PrimeSafe Licence Portal by following the instructions in the How to use the Licence Portal link below; or
  2. Download the application form, print, scan and email it to; or
  3. Fill in the form at the PrimeSafe office.

Abattoir licence information