Strathfield Council plays an important role in food regulation and promoting safe food handling practices. Council regularly inspect premises where food is served in the Strathfield Local Government Area (other than those premises licensed by the NSW Food Authority). 

The role of Council includes:

  • Conducting regular inspection of food premises
  • Conducting food and hygiene seminars
  • Following up complaints from members of the public

The random unannounced inspections by Council officers are designed to assess compliance with the Food Act and (national) Food Safety standards, including the following aspects:

  • Ensuring that food is being handled and produced hygienically and will be safe to eat
  • Minimising the potential risk for food poisoning
  • Ensuring that business operators and food handlers have appropriate skills and knowledge in food safety and food hygiene
  • Assessing the condition and cleanliness of premises, equipment and appliances

Strathfield Council Environmental Health Officers use the Australian Food Safety Assessment Tool for food premises inspections, which is produced by the Australian Institute of Environmental Health, Australia’s peak professional body for Environmental Health.  The tool is used by many Councils across Australia, and helps ensure consistency in assessment.

Food Safety Workshops

Learn the dos and don’ts of safe food practice with helpful translated materials in different languages and ask the experts for advice.

If you would like a personalised education session to book in with council Environmental Health Officers by emailing the team.


Food Safety Fact Sheets

Hand Washing Facilities

Food Safety Excellence Awards

Council hosted the 2019 Food Safety Excellence Awards on Monday 26 August, which recognises the hard work and commitment of local shop owners who achieved high levels of food safety during inspections. Congratulations and thank you to all 23 award recipients for their important contributions to food safety in our LGA!

Homebush Wok Inn

29 Rochester Street

Hero Sushi

Strathfield Plaza
Shop 52, 11-23 The Boulevarde Strathfield

Laytani Lebanese Cuisine and Cafe

372-374 Liverpool Road Strathfield South

The Coffee Box

Strathfield Plaza
Shop 26, 11-23 The Boulevarde Strathfield

CC's Train

Strathfield Plaza
Shop 1-2, 12 Churchill Avenue Strathfield

Food World

Strathfield Plaza
Shop 21, 11-23 The Boulevarde Strathfield

Tomoya Korean and Japanese Restaurant

Strathfield Plaza
Shop 34, 11-23 The Boulevarde

Rainbow Cakes

2 Churchill Avenue

Hanyang Galbi

Shop 26, 45-47 The Boulevarde Strathfield

Bar Cortona

34 Rochester Street

Best Tastes Dim Sim

11 Henley Road
Homebush West

Healthy Bites

Homebush DFO 
Shop 2-023, 1-5 Underwood Road

Homebush Take Away

3 Rochester Street, Homebush

Interlink Cafe

Unit 42/159 Arthur Street, Strathfield

Kavorka Kafe  

Shop 33/11-21 Underwood Road, Homebush

Stra Pumpkin

4-10 Albert Road

Jo Ja Ryong Korean BBQ

Shop 256, 20-34 Albert Road Strathfield

St Peter's Cafe on Wentworth

4/29 Wentworth Street

Chef's Palette

Shop 3-4, 12 Churchill Avenue Strathfield

Strathfield Golf Course Club

52 Weeroona Road

The Nepalese Chef

53 Parramatta Road


4 Rochester Street

The Whisking Cat

40 Parramatta Road

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