Dairy Farmer's Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to own or operate a dairy farm. A dairy farm is any premises where cows are kept or milked for the purpose of producing milk for profit or sale. 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

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • lodge an application in the prescribed form
  • provide any other information or documentation, where required
  • 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
  • pay any required fees.

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 - Dairy farmer's licence fee is the amount calculated at the rate of 0.00025 fee units for each litre of milk sold by the diary 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

Approval time

4 weeks from the day which your application is received.

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

Operating address: Rundle Road
Tasmania 7310
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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