Hemp Grower Licence - Australian Capital Territory

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to:

  • Possess or produce industrial hemp plants and seed;
  • Export industrial hemp seed to someone in a foreign country;
  • Supply industrial hemp seeds to researchers, other growers or people authorised to possess hemp seeds; or
  • Possess or produce hemp seeds for use under the supervision of a researcher as part of a field trial conducted on land which you own.

Allowable hemp seeds will produce hemp plants with a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) concentration in their leaves and flowering heads of not more than 0.5 percent.

Please use the contact details below to find out more information.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • Apply in writing to the Agency, including all information that may be required;
  • Have the necessary educational or other qualifications and experience to engage in plant breeding or other research as required;
  • Not have been convicted of a serious crime;
  • Not be bankrupt or personally insolvent;
  • Have a clear conviction record for a minimum of 5 years in relation to drugs and medicines; and
  • Pay the relevant application fees.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.


Up to 3 years.



Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.



Application for a Hemp Grower Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.



Please lodge your application directly with the Agency.

Administering agency

Environment and Planning Directorate

Act(s) name

Hemp Fibre Industry Facilitation Act 2004 (Australian Capital Territory)

Contact details

Environment and Planning Directorate

Operating address:
Dame Pattie Menzies House
16 Challis Street
Australian Capital Territory 2602
Mailing address:
Canberra City, Australian Capital Territory 2601




02 62071923


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