Industrial Hemp Licence - Tasmania

Service summary

You will require this licence if you intend to cultivate or grow industrial hemp or buy and sell industrial hemp seed for any of the following purposes:

  • commercial production
  • use in any manufacturing process
  • food production
  • scientific research, instruction, analysis or study
  • any other purpose approved by the Authority.

Industrial hemp is defined as any plant of the genus Cannabis that has been grown from certified hemp seed and has a concentration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the leaves and heads of not more that 1%. Industrial hemp also includes the seed of any such plant and any product derived from any such plant.

Certified hemp seed means seed that:

  • has been tested in accordance with a quality assurance program approved by the Authority
  • will, or is likely to, produce cannabis plants with a THC concentration in the leaves and flowering heads of not more than 0.5%.

Please consult the Contact Officer for 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:

  • Demonstrate that you are a fit and proper person;
  • Pay the required fees;
  • Provide information about any past offences, including drug related offences; and
  • Agree to comply with any investigations and inquiries that the Agency deem necessary.

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


Maximum of 5 years, shorter if specified on the licence.



No fees are required.

Other resources

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Plant Industries

Act(s) name

Industrial Hemp Act 2015 (Tasmania)

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Hemp Regulations 2016 (Tasmania)

Contact details

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment
Plant Industries

Operating address:
171 Westbury Road
Tasmania 7250


03 6777 2218


0428 719 153


03 6344 9814

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