Industrial Hemp Licence - Tasmania


You will require this licence if you intend to cultivate or grow industrial hemp or buy and sell industrial hemp seed for any of the following purposes:

  • commercial production
  • use in any manufacturing process
  • food production
  • scientific research, instruction, analysis or study
  • any other purpose approved by the Authority.

Industrial hemp is defined as any plant of the genus Cannabis that has been grown from certified hemp seed and has a concentration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the leaves and heads of not more that 1%. Industrial hemp also includes the seed of any such plant and any product derived from any such plant.

Certified hemp seed means seed that:

  • has been tested in accordance with a quality assurance program approved by the Authority
  • will, or is likely to, produce cannabis plants with a THC concentration in the leaves and flowering heads of not more than 0.5%.

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:

  • demonstrate that you are a fit and proper person
  • pay the required fees
  • provide information about any past offences, including drug related offences
  • agree to comply with any investigations and inquiries that the Agency deem necessary.

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


Maximum of 5 years, shorter if specified on the licence.


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No fees are required.

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
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Act(s) name

Industrial Hemp Act 2015 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Hemp Regulations 2016 TAS

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment


Plant Industries

Contact details

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Plant Industries


Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 171 Westbury Road
Tasmania 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2218
Fax: 03 6777 5100
Mobile: 0428 719 153