Approval as a Hydroponics Industry Employee - South Australia


You will need this approval if you intend to work as a hydroponic industry employee and sell prescribed hydroponic equipment. Hydroponic equipment is equipment that is used for the cultivation of plants without soil.

Prescribed hydroponic equipment means:

  • metal halide lights, high pressure sodium lights and mercury vapour lights over 400 watts
  • ballast boxes for use with metal halide, high pressure sodium or mercury vapour lights
  • devices including control gear, lamp mounts and reflectors designed to amplify light or heat and for use with metal halide, high pressure sodium or mercury vapour lights
  • carbon filters designed to filter air within a room, from one area of a building to another or from inside to outside
  • units designed to contain plants and rotate around a light source so that the plants grow hydroponically while being exposed to light or heat or both.

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 approval, you must:

  • be a natural person
  • be a fit and proper person
  • have not been found guilty of an offence within the last five years
  • not be subject to a control order
  • ensure your approval will not be contrary to the public interest
  • meet any other requirements specified in the regulations.




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Administering agency

South Australia Police

Licensing Enforcement Branch

Contact details

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