Dairy Farmer's Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to own or operate a dairy farm. A dairy farm is any premises where cows are kept for the purpose of producing milk to sell for profit. Where the licence is issued to a dairy farm owner, any persons other than the owner receiving income directly from licensed factories for the sale of milk, such as share farmers, will also be deemed to be licensed.

Granting of this licence is conditional to complying with food safety and effluent management programs and codes of practice as determined by the Authority.

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

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


Up to three years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $162.00 -
Apply Licence All - Your licence fee is calculated at the rate of 0.00025 fee units for each litre of milk sold by the dairy farmer to a processor or manufacturer during that month.

Act(s) name

Dairy Industry Act 1994 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Dairy Industry Regulations 2014 Tasmania

Application process


In order to apply for this licence you must:

  • lodge a completed application form
  • develop a food safety program that meets the requirements of the Food Standards Code, or alternatively adopt the food safety program of the milk company you intend to supply
  • develop an effluent management plan
  • provide any other information or documentation
  • pay any required fees.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority

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:


Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Mailing address: PO BOX 303
Devonport, Tasmania 7310
Phone: 03 6478 4100
Fax: 03 6441 5900
Email: enquiries@tdia.tas.gov.au
Website: Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (Opens in new window)

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