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
How do I start up a new business?
- Contact Council's Land Use Assessment Branch to determine whether a development application is required
- Contact Councils Health Branch for any questions relating to construction and fit out and to organise an inspection prior to opening
- 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 (setting 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.
The business owner will need to appoint a FSS and notify Council of who their FSS is either:
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
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.