Special Hemp Licence - Tasmania


You will need this licence if you intend to cultivate, possess or supply non-industrial hemp for any of the following purposes:

  • scientific research
  • instruction
  • analysis
  • study.

Non-industrial hemp is any plant of the genus Cannabis where the concentration of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in the leaves and flowering heads exceeds one per cent.

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.


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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