Seafood Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to operate a seafood business that includes undertaking activities such as harvesting, catching, processing, packaging, storing, transporting and wholesaling seafood.

Please note that:

  • this licence does not apply to the retail sale of seafood
  • if you operate a business involving shellfish you will require a different licence. For instance bivalve molluscs (for example, cockles, clams, mussels, oysters, pipis and scallops) for cultivation and / harvest
  • all seafood 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 consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




12 months


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Fee information is listed on the attached application forms.

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 4 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.

Supporting information