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:

  • hold the required technical skills, experience and qualifications
  • pay the required fees
  • complete a one-day training course
  • complete a witness audit.

Please note that there are additional requirements that must be met if you intend to audit high risk businesses.


Two 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 2022-23

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.