Operating a food business

Requirements for food business operators

All food businesses in Lake Macquarie City are required to:

Starting a food business

What is required to establish a new food business

Specific construction standards and codes apply to food businesses. When planning to open a new food business, contact our Council's Duty Planner to discuss development application requirements. Technical enquiries relating to design and fit-out can be directed to our food inspectors.

New food premises must be constructed and fitted-out in accordance with:

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Purchasing an existing food business

If you are purchasing or taking over an existing business, it is important that you request a copy of the business' current Food Business Inspection Report. The report will provide information from our annual inspections and may include requirements relating to upgrades of building elements, fixtures or equipment.

Page last updated: 17 July 2018