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 Food Businesses 

Who needs to register with Council?

All retail food businesses including mobile and temporary food vendors are required to be registered with Council. All food businesses are required to notify the NSW Food Authority on www.foodnotify.nsw.gov.au

Food Business Registration Form
Food Business Registration Form

How do I start up a new business?

  1. Contact Council's Land Use Assessment Branch to determine whether a development application is required
  2. Contact Councils Health Branch for any questions relating to construction and fit out and to organise an inspection prior to opening
  3. Register your business prior to operating

The following links will help you with starting up a new food business

Food Premises Check List

Food Premises Help Sheet

Food Premises Construction Guidelines

How do I start up a food business from home?

All food businesses must comply with the above requirements (How do I start up a new business).

All home based food businesses where your home is not the point of retail sale are regulated by the NSW Food Authority. You will need to contact the NSW Food Authority on 1300 552 406 to notify of your home business.

Temporary Food Businesses

The following information will aid temporary food businesses or market stalls setting up a new business. The checklist and all required information is to be completed and submitted to Council for approval before you commence operation.

Temporary Food Vendors Checklist

Temporary Food Vendors Helpsheet

Temporary Food Vendor Guidelines

Mobile Food Businesses

The following information will aid mobile food businesses setting up a new business. The checklist and all required information is to be completed and submitted to Council for approval before you commence operation.

Mobile Food Vendor Checklist

Mobile Food Vendor Helpsheet

Food Safety Supervisor

New food laws introduced in NSW require certain food businesses in the hospitality and retail food service sector to appoint at least one trained Food Safety Supervisor (FSS) by 1 October 2011.

For further information on who requires a FSS please refer to the Guideline to Food Safety Supervisor Requirements or contact the NSW Food Authority on 1300 552 406 or visit the Food Authority Website

Purchase of Existing Food Business

 If you are looking at purchasing an existing food business and you would like to obtain information or request an inspection report relating to this food business you can request a pre-purchase inspection or pre-opening inspection.

Health Enquiry Form.doc

Food Poisoning and Complaints

Single food-borne illness or one person food poisoning complaints can be referred to Council on 6648 4000.

If there is more than one person affected by food poisoning complaints are to be referrred to the NSW Food Authority on 1300 552 406. These complaints will be investigated by the Food Authority.

For general food complaints please call Council on 6648 4000. 

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