Approval as a Food Safety Auditor - New South Wales


You will need this approval if you intend to act as a food safety auditor. Food safety auditors have the power 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
  • report on the results of your audits to the Authority.

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:

  • have completed the required units of competency
  • hold a Certificate IV Food Science and Technology or higher or related field, including a minimum of 40 hours of food microbiology
  • pay the application fee
  • participate in 2 days of training and assessments by the agency
  • complete a verification audit which will be observed by a skill examiner employed by the agency.

Please note that you will need to meet additional requirements if you intend to audit high risk businesses.


2 years, unless cancelled or suspended


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $880.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Administering agency

Department of Regional NSW

NSW Department of Primary Industries

NSW Food Authority

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.