Excise - Producers Licence (Tobacco) - Australian Government

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to grow and produce tobacco seed, tobacco plant or tobacco leaf.

If you intend to manufacture tobacco products from materials you grow, such as cigarettes and cigars, you will also need a manufacturers licence. If you intend to sell your tobacco seed, tobacco plant or tobacco leaf to a licensed manufacturer of tobacco products then you will also require a dealer's licence (tobacco).

All tobacco grown (whether for personal or commercial use) and consumed in Australia is subject to excise duty.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

Licences to grow tobacco in Australia are rarely granted. There are no current licences for personal or commercial tobacco growing in Australia. However, if you apply for a licence, the Agency will consider factors such as:

  • The physical security of the premises;
  • The protection of the revenue; and
  • If there is a market for the goods.

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

Duration

Two years.

Expiry

30 September.

Fees

 TypeDescription
ApplyApplication

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

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Producer's Licence (Tobacco) - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Administering agency

Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations

Act(s) name

Excise Act 1901 (Australian Government)

Contact details

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
Woden Service Centre, Penrhyn House
6 Bowes Street
Woden
Australian Capital Territory 2606
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
Shop 1
32 Martin Place
Sydney
New South Wales 2000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Sydney, Western Australia 2001

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
24 Knuckey Street
Darwin
Northern Territory 0800
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Darwin, Northern Territory 0801

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
Suncorp Plaza
Opposite King George Square
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Brisbane, Queensland 4001

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
88 Grenfell Street
Adelaide
South Australia 5000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Adelaide, South Australia 5001

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
200 Collins Street
Hobart
Tasmania 7000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Hobart, Tasmania 7001

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
Collins Square
747 Collins Street
Docklands
Victoria 3008
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Melbourne, Victoria 3001

Phone:

137226

Enquiries
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations


Operating address:
Shop 15, Wesley Quarter
770 Hay Street
Perth
Western Australia 6000
Mailing address:
GPO BOX 9990
Perth, Western Australia 6001

Phone:

137226

Supporting information

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