Licensing

Further Processor

A seafood further processor is a business that sells seafood by wholesale and retail, or wholesales only with processing activities including those below.

  • Canning
  • Cooking
  • Drying
  • Smoking
  • Curing
  • Adding processing ingredients

A seafood business that only sells seafood by wholesale or retail with processing limited to the minimum necessary to preserve seafood including storing, chilling and freezing will need to apply for a seafood wholesaler licence.

Seafood wholesaler licence

A seafood business that sells seafood by wholesale or retail, or wholesales only with processing limited to the activities below will need to apply for a seafood processor licence.

Seafood processor licence

  • Fillet
  • Shuck
  • Head
  • Gut
  • Skin
  • Pack
  • Chill or freeze
  • Store

Where a business engages in any processing activity across licence categories, the higher order of processing activity as defined below determines the licence category.

  1. Further processor
  2. Processor
  3. Wholesaler

Apply now

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 info@primesafe.vic.gov.au; or
  3. Fill in the form at the PrimeSafe office.