Register a food business

Most food businesses in Lake Macquarie must be registered.

Aged care, retail butchers, and wholesale food businesses must register with the NSW Food Authority, while bed and breakfasts, fruit and vegetable retailers and temporary food businesses are exempt from registration.

All other food businesses should register via the method below.


Step 1.Register with ASIC

As well as registering with Council, food businesses operating in Lake Macquarie must also register with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC).


Step 2.Appoint a Food Safety Supervisor

In most cases, food businesses must have a Food Safety Supervisor appointed in the business.

Step 3.Gather your documents

In order for Council to assess your application, you must ensure you provide a copy of your ABN and/or ACN registration certificate as part of this application.

Step 4.Register with Council