Industrial Hemp Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence to possess, cultivate, process or supply industrial hemp.

Industrial hemp is a plant or any part of a plant (including seed) from the Cannabis genus that has been specifically bred to have tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels in the leaves and flowering heads of not more than 1%.

This low concentration of THC in industrial hemp plants means they have none of the psychoactive (mind altering) effects associated with illicit cannabis varieties that contain higher THC concentrations (often called marijuana).

Industrial hemp is cultivated for seed or fibre production. Hemp fibre and pulp can be used in:

  • industrial and consumer textiles
  • paper
  • building materials,

Hemp seed and hemp seed oil can be used in:

  • industrial products
  • cosmetics
  • food products.

These regulations do not cover medicinal cannabis

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 ensure that you and your associates:

  • are fit and proper people
  • have not been found guilty of a drug related offence.

You must also have the financial capacity to meet the obligations of your intended business.


5 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1286.00

Fees for 2023-24

General Application All -

You may need to pay additional fees. Please contact the agency for more information.

Renew Renewal All $776.00

Fees for 2023-24

Vary Variation All $256.00

Fees for 2023-24


Application process


You must make an application for renewal three months before your licence is due to expire.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.