Industrial Hemp Licence - Western Australia


You will need this licence to cultivate, harvest or process industrial hemp for food and fibre on a commercial scale. Items manufactured from hemp include textiles, paper, rope, fuel, animal bedding, building materials, seed oil and food from hulled hemp seed. Industrial hemp is a cannabis plant, the leaves and stems of which must contain less than one per cent of tetrahydrocannabinol.

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:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • be considered a fit and proper person of good character and repute
  • hold the qualifications required by the Agency (if any)
  • have sufficient material, human and financial resources to carry on the activity to be authorised by the licence.

You can apply for this licence as an individual, a partnership or corporation. If you are applying for a licence as a partnership or corporation, each relevant person in your organisation must meet the requirements outlined above.


Up to 3 years


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $328.00

Fees for 2023-24

Renew Renewal All $131.00

Fees for 2023-24

Transfer Transfer All $328.00

Fees for 2023-24

Act(s) name

Industrial Hemp Act 2004 Western Australia

Regulation(s) name

Industrial Hemp Regulations 2004 Western Australia

Approval time

Up to eight weeks

Disqualified persons or entities

Your application will be refused if you have been found guilty of a serious drug offence during the previous ten years, or if you have an association with a person who is not of good character or who has been found guilty of a serious drug offence during the past ten years.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

Agriculture and Food

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.