Dairy Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that produces, processes, stores or transports dairy products. Businesses that need to hold this licence include:

  • Dairy farmers (dairy primary production);
  • Dairy factories (dairy processing);
  • Dairy food transport vehicles;
  • Dairy produce stores (cold store); and
  • Milk collectors (dairy collection and transportation).

Please note that:

  • Dairy products can be produced by a range of animals (e.g. cows, goats, sheep, buffalo, donkeys, camels, etc);
  • All dairy businesses must comply with relevant parts of the Food Standards Code; and
  • Depending on the nature of your activities you may need to have an audited Food Safety Program in place for your business.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

You must submit all relevant documentation including the application form.

Please consult the Contact Officer or refer to the application form for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




12 months.



Further fees are listed on the application form.


Approval time

The Authority aims to finalise applications within 4 weeks of conducting a licensing inspection / audit.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Food Authority

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 (New South Wales)

Contact details

Enquiries, Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries
NSW Food Authority

Operating address:
1 Macquarie St
New South Wales 2430
Mailing address:
PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430


1300 552 406


02 6552 3000


02 6552 7239

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