Home Based Business Approval - Lismore City Council - New South Wales


You may need approval from your local council if you intend to operate a home based business. A home based business is any business where the primary office is located in the business owner's home or in a building connected to their home. Whether you need approval will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • the number of people employed by your business
  • impact of your business on the surrounding neighbourhood
  • whether your business will handle or manufacture food products
  • whether your business will involve skin penetration procedures
  • the number of business identification signs that will be displayed at your business premises.

If you need council approval, the level of approval required will depend on the potential impact of your proposed business on the site and surrounding amenity, neighbours and locality. Please contact your local council's planning team for further assistance.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the council to identify any eligibility requirements.


As specified


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All -

Please contact the council for more information.

Apply Application All $542.00

Annual registration and inspection fee for Food Risk Classification P1-P2 (ancillary market stall and mobile vending vehicle registration is free). Fees for 2023-24

Apply Application All -

No annual registration and inspection fee for Food Risk Classification P3-P4. Fees for 2023-24


Other resources

Administering agency

Lismore City Council

Contact details

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