Licence to Process or Store Meat Products - New South Wales


You will need 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.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.




12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $50.00

Further fees are listed on the application form. Fees for 2022-23

Act(s) name

Food Act 2003 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Food Regulation 2015 New South Wales

Approval time

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

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.

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