Project Status: When you need to do this
If you wish to operate a food business from a domestic kitchen in our area, you need to register with us. Operating without obtaining development consent is an offence.
Examples of home-based food businesses include:
- preparing food for sale at markets or school canteens
- bed and breakfast accommodation
- home-based child care for a fee that includes providing food
- home-based caterers.
What you need to do
Get development consent to operate the food business
Contact us and make an appointment to speak to a planner about your proposed home-based food business.
When you have development consent, you can lodge your form.
Complete the form below
Ensure that all fields have been filled in correctly.
Include the relevant development approval numbers to ensure you have the appropriate consent.
Lodge the form by email, in person or by email
Refer to the lodgement details section of the application form for further information.
Before you start
Ensure your at-home food business complies with relevant parts of the food standards code, including:
- standard 3.2.2 food safety practices and general requirements
- standard 3.2.3 food premises and equipment
- part 1.2 labelling and other information requirements.
If your at-home business only sells to other businesses such as cafes, restaurants and supermarkets, contact the NSW Food Authority for approval.