Poppy Processing Licence - South Australia

Description

You will need this licence in order to process poppy straw in South Australia for commercial purposes relating to therapeutic use or for research purposes relating to non-therapeutic use.

Poppy straw refers to the upper parts of an alkaloid poppy, including the stem and capsule, harvested after mowing. Alkaloid poppies contain opiates such as morphine, codeine and thebaine used for pain relief and other medications.

You will be authorised under a licence relating to commercial purposes and therapeutic use to:

  • receive poppy straw from a licensed grower or processor in South Australia, or a person outside South Australia authorised to possess and supply alkaloid poppies
  • process and possess poppy straw at specified premises
  • transport, sell or supply poppy straw to a licensed manufacturer
  • transport, sell or supply poppy straw to a licensed exporter.

You may also transport, sell or supply poppy straw in the course of exporting poppy straw if you are a licensed exporter.

You will be authorised under a licence relating to research purposes and non-therapeutic use to:

  • receive or process poppy straw at specified premises
  • possess, transport, sell or supply poppy straw to a licensed processor.

Please contact the agency 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

You will need to provide evidence that the activity you intend to undertake is either a:

  • legitimate commercial activity relating to the therapeutic use of poppy straw, or
  • research activity relating to the non-therapeutic use of poppy straw that is to be conducted by a person with appropriate scientific training and using appropriate methodology.

You will need to be a fit and proper person to hold a poppy processing licence. You may be considered a fit and proper person to hold the licence if:

  • neither you nor any of your associates has been found guilty of a serious offence in or outside South Australia in the past 10 years
  • you and each of your associates is a suitable person to be involved in the cultivation of poppies
  • your property or premises will be suitable for the cultivation of alkaloid poppies, including location, facilities and proposed security arrangements.

Your application may also be assessed according to:

  • whether you and your associates are of good repute, having regard to character, honesty and integrity
  • whether you have a stable financial background
  • whether there is a satisfactory ownership, trust or corporate structure in place.

Please consult the agency for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to comply with the risk management plan under the licence.

You will need to comply with any condition of or restrictions on the licence, including with respect to:

  • the quantity of alkaloid poppies that may be processed
  • specific premises at which the activities authorised under the licence are to be carried out
  • security, surveillance and restricted access requirements
  • record keeping
  • inspection and disposal of poppy straw.

You will need to issue an employee identification certificate to each employee employed to carry out activities in your poppy processing business.

Duration

1 year

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Description
Apply Application All

Please consult the agency for more information on fees.

Forms

Task Business Structure Resources
Apply All Poppy Processing Licence Application - Please contact the agency for information on forms to be submitted.

Application process

Apply

You will need to contact the agency direct to initiate the application process for this licence.

Transfer

This licence cannot be transferred.

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.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

PIRSA Alkaloid Poppy Cultivation Scheme

Department of Primary Industries and Regions

Operating address: Level 1
33 Flemington Street
Glenside, South Australia 5065
Mailing address: GPO BOX 1671
Adelaide, South Australia 5001
Phone: 1300 799 684
Email: PIRSA.PoppyCultivation@sa.gov.au