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Poppy Processing Licence - New South Wales


You will need this licence if you intend to process alkaloid poppies or poppy material. This licence authorises you and your employees to:

  • receive alkaloid poppies or poppy material, and prepare and treat this material
  • conduct scientific research, analysis, education or training using poppies or material received under your licence
  • supply poppies or material received under your licence to other 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.

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:

  • 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 submit 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 18 or older
  • not have been convicted of a serious offence in the previous ten years
  • be financially solvent
  • be a fit and proper person.

Please contact the agency to identify any further eligibility requirements.


Up to 1 year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

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Fee information is in the attached fee resource.


Approval time

Up to 2 months


You cannot transfer this licence.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture & Biosecurity

Contact details

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