Dairy Licence - New South Wales


You will need 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)
  • milk collectors (dairy collection and transportation)
  • raw milk product business.

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
  • depending on the nature of your activities you may need to have an audited Food Safety Program in place for your business.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is listed on the attached application forms.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Approval time

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

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.

Supporting information