Food Business Notification - New South Wales

Description

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
  • delicatessens
  • chemists
  • cinemas
  • 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.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Please consult with the Contact Officer for information on any eligibility requirements.

Duration

As specified

Fees

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Task Type Business Structure Description
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Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.

Forms

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

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Customer Service

Your local council

New South Wales
Website: Find your Local Council - Office of Local Government NSW (Opens in new window)

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

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing

NSW Food Authority

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Regional NSW

New South Wales
Operating address: 1 Macquarie Street
Taree, New South Wales 2430
Mailing address: PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430
Mailing address: PO BOX 6682
Silverwater, New South Wales 1811
Phone: 02 9471 4850
Phone: 1300 552 406
Fax: 02 9199 8253
Email: licensing@foodauthority.nsw.gov.au
Website: NSW Food Authority (Opens in new window)