Food safety ratings

Food safety ratings can be an indicator on the standard of food safety practices in a food business. A rating is determined by an assessment of an authorised officer. Ratings provide the general public with food safety information relating to food businesses they visit. Ratings also reward and recognise high performing food businesses.

Rating scheme

Eat Safe Brisbane Food Safety Rating Scheme

A new way to measure food safety standards in Brisbane.

Eat Safe Brisbane 5 star logo

Eat Safe Brisbane is a rating scheme that assesses food safety and hygiene standards.

As part of Eat Safe Brisbane, every licensed food business in Brisbane receives a food safety star rating, based on compliance with the Food Act 2006, the Food Safety Standard (FSANZ) and good management practices. Food safety audits are mandatory for all licensed food businesses in Brisbane.

A food business can receive either no star, two, three, four or five stars. Businesses that demonstrate good levels of food safety will receive three or more stars and can choose to display their food safety star rating onsite and online on Council's website. Trading details for every food business in Brisbane (name, location, phone number and licence category) are listed on the website.

Search now for 'Eat Safe Brisbane' food safety star ratings.

Eat Safe Brisbane benefits the community, food businesses and Council by:

  • improving food safety standards and reducing incidences of food borne illness
  • increasing food safety awareness in the community to assist people in making informed food and dining choices
  • reducing the regulatory burden by rewarding businesses that demonstrate high levels of food safety and hygiene
  • allowing Council to use resources effectively by working closely with poor performing businesses to improve their food safety standards
  • maintaining Brisbane’s world class food safety standards.

Eat Safe Brisbane was developed in partnership between Council and industry bodies including Queensland Hotels AssociationClubs QueenslandRestaurant and Catering Queensland and Baking Industry Association Queensland.

Watch a video to find out more about the benefits of Eat Safe Brisbane.

Food Safety Supervisors

Having a Food Safety Supervisor is a legal requirement of the Food Act 2006. This requirement has been in effect since 1 July 2008.

Guidelines prepared by Queensland Health encourage Food Safety Supervisors to undertake training in food safety and management practices. However, this is not a legal requirement.

Council strongly recommends that Food Safety Supervisors undertake training to provide a higher level of protection for the food business. If you would like further information regarding Food Safety Supervisor training please contact your industry association or a registered training organisation through the National Training Information Service (NTIS).

Frequently asked questions regarding Food Safety Supervisors.

Tools / Guidelines



Translated Information

Council's Eat Safe Brisbane guides are also available in the following languages:

Fact Sheets

Food safety practices and procedures in your business need to comply with the Food Act 2006 and the Food Safety Standards.  Council's food safety fact sheets can help you meet these standards and improve your star rating:

Translated Fact Sheets

Council's food safety fact sheets are also available in the following languages:

Most translated food safety fact sheets are available on the Food Standards Australia New Zealand website.  Their information has been translated into 15 different languages and may assist you in complying with the Food Act 2006 and improve your star rating.

Online Food Safety Training
Food Act 2006 & Food Safety Standards

Marketing resources

Terms and conditions for use of the Eat Safe Brisbane logo

  1. Only the Eat Safe Brisbane star logo corresponding to the result of the most recent Council food safety audit is permitted to be used by the food licence holder (e.g. 3 Star result can only use 3 star logo).
  2. The Eat Safe Brisbane logo must only be used to refer to the individual premises that achieved the corresponding rating (e.g. can not use to market other food businesses).
  3. The right to use the Eat Safe Brisbane logo is only granted to individual holders of a current Brisbane City Council issued food licence and which is participating in the Eat Safe Brisbane scheme (e.g. A signed Eat Safe Brisbane agreement form must be complete and submitted to Council).
  4. Prior written permission must be obtained from Council prior to the logo being used by organisations other than Eat Safe Brisbane participants.
  5. The logo must not be re-drawn, reset, cropped, scanned or photocopied from existing material. Council reserves all its rights in relation to its logo as granted by the Trade Marks Act 1995.
  6. The use of the Eat Safe Brisbane logo must include the text ’Brisbane City Council’.
  7. Failure to comply with any of the above conditions will result in immediate suspension from the Eat Safe Brisbane scheme. This involves the surrender of all Eat Safe Brisbane marketing material including certificates, window stickers and the removal from display on the Eat Safe Brisbane website, and a full revocation of the permission to use the Eat Safe Brisbane logo. Further breaches of registered trademark laws may result in legal action.

You must agree to the terms and conditions to use the logo.

Guidelines for use of the Eat Safe Brisbane logo

The logo should ALWAYS:

  • be used from the original digital artwork, not scanned
  • be scaled proportionally (not distorted)
  • include the correct number of stars achieved
  • have no less than 5mm clear space around it
  • be used in a size no smaller than 30mm wide.

The logo should NOT BE:

  • re-drawn, reset or altered in any way
  • be used without the words Brisbane City Council
  • be included in any other logo design
  • be used on a confused or patterned background.

Eat Safe Brisbane logos