You will need to notify either the NSW Food Authority or your council 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
- corner and convenience stores
- petrol stations
- school and sporting facility canteens
- water carters.
Children's services (for example, childcare or daycare where food is provided) and manufacturers / distributors / caterers / 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.