Vulnerable Persons Food Business Licence - New South Wales

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to operate a business that processes or serves food to vulnerable people. A vulnerable person for the purpose of this licence is any person with a vulnerable immune system, such as:

  • the elderly
  • children under four years of age
  • pregnant women
  • people receiving therapeutic care / medical assistance in an identified facility.

Businesses which may require this licence include:

  • hospitals
  • aged care facilities and care services
  • respite services
  • certain delivered meal organisations.

Please note that:

  • all businesses that supply food to vulnerable people 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
  • some businesses may be exempt from this licence.

Service type

Licence

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 information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Annual

Expiry

12 months

Fees

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

Application process

Lodge

Please lodge your application form and any associated documentation directly with the Authority.

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.