Industrial Hemp Licence - Tasmania


You will need 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 than 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%.

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
  • hold a current national police check
  • provide information about any past offences, including drug related offences
  • agree to comply with any investigations and inquiries that the Agency deem necessary.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You must have any hemp grown under your licence tested during the growing season to determine its concentration of THC.


Up to 5 years


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Act(s) name

Industrial Hemp Act 2015 Tasmania

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Hemp Regulations 2016 Tasmania

Approval time

30 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment


Plant Industries

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