Food Safety Auditor Approval - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this approval if you intend to act as a food safety auditor in NSW. Food safety auditors have the power of an Authorised Officer under the Act to:

  • Carry out audits of businesses' food safety programs;
  • Carry out follow-up actions as a result of audits;
  • Carry out assessments of businesses' compliance with the Food Safety Standards; and
  • Report on the results of your audits to the Authority.

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

To be eligible for this approval you must:

  • Hold the required technical skills, experience and qualifications;
  • Pay the required fees;
  • Complete a one day training course; and
  • Complete a witness audit.

Please note that there are additional requirements that must be met if you intend to audit high risk businesses.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Two years, unless cancelled or suspended.



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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