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When opening a food business, there are specific requirements before you can operate.
Find more information about the requirements below.
If you’re constructing a food business in an empty premises, or making changes to an existing food premises, you need to follow theses requirements:
You’ll need an Occupation Certificate. Apply for an Occupation Certificate through the NSW Planning Portal. We will conduct a final inspection before issuing the certificate.
Prior to buying an existing food premises business you may wish apply for a pre-purchase inspection report from our Environmental Health Officer team.
We will inspect the premises and compile a report detailing any issues with the physical premises from a food hygiene perspective which can alert you to any potential problems that will require fixing. Once you have purchased the business you will become responsible for fixing any works to ensure that the premises complies with legislative requirements.
Once you have purchased the premises, you are required to register your business.
All food businesses must either: