Poppy Grower's Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to grow, possess, sell or supply alkaloid poppies for commercial purposes. Alkaloid poppy means a plant of the species Papaver somniferum or Papaver bracteatum. These species contain alkaloid material, including morphine, thebaine and codeine, for use in pharmaceuticals.

It is a condition of this licence that prior to growing poppies, the holder must ensure that there is a contract, in force between the holder of the licence and a manufacturing chemist, requiring alkaloid poppies to be grown under the licence.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

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Five years


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Act(s) name

Poisons Act 1971 Tasmania

Approval time

30 business days

Administering agency

Department of Natural Resources and Environment


Plant Industries

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