All food businesses are required to register with Council before commencing operation. If you are opening a new food premises or purchasing an existing food business you must complete a 'Food Premises Notification Details' Form.
All new food shop fit-outs or alterations to existing food shops must comply with the design standards prescribed in Australian Standard AS4674- 2004 Design, construction and fit-out of food premises. Council requires compliance with National Food Safety Standards 3.2.3 Food Premises & Equipment. This standard outlines the mandatory requirements for food premises, fixtures, fittings, equipment & food transport vehicles.
It is compulsory that all food businesses in NSW notify the NSW Food Authority of their food activity details. You can notify your business via the internet: It is fast, free of charge and provides you with an instant certificate of confirmation. Follow instructions on how to complete your notification online at the NSW Food Authority website. (Exemptions apply to those licensed by the NSW Food Authority and not-for-profit fundraising events).
Environmental & Customer Services Department
Phone: 02 6540 1136
Fax: 02 6545 2671
Upper Hunter Shire Council is a local government authority and provides an extensive array of services including health and building; town planning; aged care; sporting and recreational facilities; roads; libraries; garbage collection; airport facilities; saleyards; public venues; water; children, youth and families and tourist information.