Shellharbour City Council would like to share some key information with our local food business proprietors during this difficult time. 


The following links provide valuable advice on operations in relation to COVID-19:

• NSW Food Authority - Information Food Business Proprietors

Food Businesses and Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

• Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) – Information for Food Business Proprietors and Consumers

Novel Coronavirus and Food Safety


Please also be advised that the State Government has made more changes to Planning law in response to COVID-19. The most recent changes relate to additional amendments to retail trading.


Retail trading - Operating Hours and Waste Disposal

The law now allows for retail premises; such as supermarkets, pharmacies and corner stores; to operate 24 hours per day. This provides retailers the flexibility to adjust and extend their hours of operation to ensure our community has easy access to food, medical supplies and essential household goods while the pandemic continues. 

The new law also allows for waste disposal from retail premises at any time.   

A supermarket may now open on Good Friday, Easter Sunday and on Anzac Day in 2020.


For further information you may contact Council on 4221 6111 or to direct any food business related questions to Councils Environmental Health Officers.

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Food safety

The food safety standards are designed to ensure that food produced in Australia is safe to eat.
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Registering a food business

Every retail food business operating in Shellharbour must register with us. It is also important to let us know if your details change.
Last updated : Tue 31 Mar 2020