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Food Business Notification - The Hills Shire Council - New South Wales

Description

You will need to notify either your council or the NSW Food Authority if you intend to operate a food business.

Notification must be submitted to council for the following types of businesses:

  • retail food outlets, including:
    • cafes and restaurants
    • takeaway outlets
    • food stalls at periodic or one-off events
    • mobile food outlets
    • coffee carts
    • food trucks
    • retail bakeries
    • retail seafood outlets
    • delicatessens
    • chemists
    • cinemas
    • corner and convenience stores
    • petrol stations
    • school and sporting facility canteens
    • water carters.
  • school canteens and children's services (for example, childcare or daycare where food is provided)
  • manufacturers, distributors, caterers or importers who sell direct to the final consumer (excluding water-based food service such as river / harbour / lake cruises, ferries, floating restaurants).

Notification must be submitted to the NSW Food Authority for the following types of businesses:

  • egg primary production producing no more than 20 dozen eggs (240 eggs) in any week
  • poultry primary production growing no more than 100 birds at any given time
  • catering and the food is not sold by retail directly to consumers
  • home based and the food is not sold by retail directly to consumers - i.e they sell on to another party such as a cafe or restaurant to on-sell
  • food or food ingredient importing and you do not sell by retail directly to consumers
  • food manufacturing, including wholesale bakeries - noodle manufacturers - confectionery manufacturers - beverage manufacturers (including alcohol, soft drinks, juices, water bottlers) - manufacturers of dips, condiments, honey, oils etc. - acid preserved food manufacturers - nut and coffee roasters
  • food wholesaling, including wholesalers that do not manufacture food products - distributors - contract re-packers
  • water-based food service including river / harbour / lake cruises, ferries, floating restaurants
  • transporting live poultry.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact your council or the NSW Food Authority to identify any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Food premises:

  • high risk (P1&P2) small food business (1-5 food handlers) - $390.00
  • high risk (P1&P2) medium food business (6-50 food handlers) - $800.00
  • high risk (P1&P2) medium food business (over 50 food handlers) - $3500.00
  • medium risk (P3) small food business (1-5 food handlers) - $202.00
  • medium risk (P3) medium food business (6-50 food handlers) - $402.00
  • medium risk (P3) medium food business (over 50 food handlers) - $1595.00
  • low risk (P4) all other shops selling food, temporary food stalls, mobile food vehicles - $115.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Further fees may apply. Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Apply Application All $153.00

Approval to use a standing vehicle or any article for the purpose of selling any article in a public place. Fees for 2023-24

Comply Inspection All $213.00

Inspection (minimum 30 minutes). Fees for 2023-24

Comply Inspection All $55.00

Temporary food stall inspection fee. Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All -

Food premises:

  • high risk (P1&P2) small food business (1-5 food handlers) - $390.00
  • high risk (P1&P2) medium food business (6-50 food handlers) - $800.00
  • high risk (P1&P2) medium food business (over 50 food handlers) - $3500.00
  • medium risk (P3) small food business (1-5 food handlers) - $202.00
  • medium risk (P3) medium food business (6-50 food handlers) - $402.00
  • medium risk (P3) medium food business (over 50 food handlers) - $1595.00
  • low risk (P4) all other shops selling food, temporary food stalls, mobile food vehicles - $115.00.

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Administering agency

The Hills Shire Council

Contact details

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

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