Food safety


COVID-19 and food safety

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic WA bars, pubs, cafes and restaurants are restricted to serving takeaway and delivery of food. The Food Safety and COVID-19 factsheet (PDF 500MB) supports food businesses with this transition and details food safety practices to support businesses to reduce the risk of COVID-19. 

Refer to the COVID-19 webpage for further health advice, and the WA Government website for updates on Emergency Management Directions (external site)


Western Australians are protected under some of the most comprehensive food safety legislation in Australia with the implementation of the:

The Department of Health has also developed the Western Australian Foodborne Illness Reduction Strategy 2018-2021+.

The following information details food safety, legislation and guidelines relevant to the food industry.