Poppy Cultivation Licence - New South Wales

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to grow alkaloid poppies. This licence authorises you and your employees to:

  • cultivate and harvest alkaloid poppies
  • prepare and treat poppy material harvested under your licence
  • conduct scientific research, analysis, education or training using poppies or material harvested under your licence
  • supply poppies or material cultivated or harvested under your licence to holders of poppy processing licences
  • store and transport poppies and poppy material for a purpose authorised by your licence.

This licence does not authorise the extraction or production of prohibited drugs from poppies or poppy material.

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

To be eligible for this licence, you must:

  • present a risk management plan for the activities you propose to undertake under your licence
  • present a description of the arrangements for use of all poppies or poppy material procured under your licence, and supply a copy of any contractual agreements relevant to those arrangements
  • ensure that the location, facilities and security arrangements of the premises to be used for the purposes of your licence are suitable for those purposes
  • be at least eighteen years of age, or a member of a company of which the directors are all at least eighteen years of age
  • not have been convicted of a serious offence in the previous ten years
  • be financially solvent
  • be considered a fit and proper person to hold the licence.

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

Transferability

This licence cannot be transferred.

Duration

Up to three years.

Fees

 TypeAmountDescription
ApplyApplication$900.00
Inspection$150.00Additional fee per hour of inspection.
Licence$1,300.00Fee per year.
RenewRenewal$900.00
GeneralMiscellaneous$65.00Fee for late application.

Forms

 Resources
Apply

Poppy Cultivation Licence - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on forms to be submitted.

Approval time

Up to two months.

Administering agency

Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries

Act(s) name

Poppy Industry Act 2016 (New South Wales)

Regulation(s) name

Poppy Industry Regulation 2016 (New South Wales)

Contact details

General Enquiries
Department of Industry
NSW Department of Primary Industries

Operating address:
161 Kite Street
Orange, New South Wales 2800
Mailing address:
LOCKED BAG 21
Orange, New South Wales 2800

Phone:

02 6391 3100

Fax:

02 6391 3336

Website:

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