Food safety and health


Council is dedicated to ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our residents, businesses and visitors which is why Council plays an active role in food regulation and the promotion of safe food practices.

Council conducts regular inspections of all food and health care premises across the area and provides a scoring system based on the results of the inspection. The program, known as Scores on Doors promotes how well restaurants, cafes and other eateries are complying with NSW hygiene and food safety requirements.

Food shops that do not comply with regulatory standards are listed on the NSW Food Authority's Name and Shame register.

The register can be viewed at the following link:


Information for business owners

Council is committed to providing ongoing support and education to local businesses to ensure safe practices. Below are a range of fact sheets for business owners.

Food shops

Food Grade Containers

Food Hygiene

Food Poisoning

Food Safety for Businesses

Food Slicers

Hand Washin

Food Handling

Safe Handling of Freezing Food        

Skills and Knowledge

Temperature Control



Health care shops


Body Piercing

Health and Hairdressing

Skin Penetration


Cleaning and general health information

Air Conditioners

Basic Requirements for Premises and Facilities 

Cake Stalls, Fetes and Street Stalls

Cleaning and Disinfection 

Cleaning and Sanitising

Feeding Pigeons

Health Complaints

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis C

Insects and Pests

Legionnaires Disease

Personal Hygiene

Please contact Council's Environment & Health Team for more information.