Business ownership

Business ownership

Notify us

Food premises, beauty salons and hairdressers, and other businesses whose activities are regulated by public health laws (below), must notify the City of Sydney if they:

  • close down/stop trading
  • move to new premises
  • open another business
  • sell to a new proprietor
  • change their trading name.

Activities regulated by public health laws include:

  • skin penetration (body piercers, tattooists, acupuncturists)
  • shared accommodation (hotels, hostels)
  • swimming (any business that has a public pool or spa).

To notify us, please use the change of ownership form below.

Submit the form to us using the details on the right. A City staff member may contact you if we require more information about your notification.

Please note that a fee is payable for some notifications.


Submit your completed change of ownership form to the City of Sydney by post or fax (details below).

You can also submit the form in person at one of our customer service centres.

City of Sydney
GPO Box 1591
Sydney NSW 2001
02 9265 9750

Last updated: Monday, 23 April 2018