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.
A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.
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.
Please consult the Contact Officer for information on fees to be submitted.
Australian Taxation Office
People, Systems and Services Group
Business Reporting and Registrations
Excise Act 1901 (Australian Government)
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