Licence to Process or Store Meat Products - New South Wales


You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that processes, stores or handles meat. This includes businesses such as:

  • retail meat premises
  • meat vans
  • game meat harvesters' vehicles and field chillers (for animal food or human consumption)
  • meat processing plants
  • knackeries and rendering plants
  • domestic and export abattoirs.

Please note that:

  • this includes businesses that deal in a range of different animal meat (for example: red meat, poultry, rabbit, game meat, etc) and that there are specific rules for different types of meat
  • all meat product businesses must comply with relevant parts of the Food Standards Code
  • depending on the nature of your activities you may need to have an audited Food Safety Program in place for your business.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Requirements will vary depending on your business type. Please consult the Contact Officer or refer to the website for information regarding eligibility requirements.




12 months.


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00 -
Apply Licence All -

Further fees are listed on the application form.

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 NSW

Approval time

The Authority aims to finalise applications within 4 weeks of conducting a licensing inspection / audit.

Administering agency

Department of Industry

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.

Enquiries, Licensing Enquiries and Invoicing

NSW Food Authority

NSW Department of Primary Industries

Department of Industry

Operating address: 1 Macquarie St
New South Wales 2430
Mailing address: PO BOX 232
Taree, New South Wales 2430
Phone: 02 6552 3000
Phone: 1300 552 406
Fax: 02 6552 7239