New Simplified Licence Requirements for Industrial Hemp
AgriGrowth Tasmania in consultation with the Industrial Hemp Association of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association have compiled a new streamlined and simplified licencing process which reflects the legislative requirements of the Government's new Industrial Hemp Act 2015 and its supporting regulations.
There are now two licences only, these being:
- To Grow or Cultivate Industrial Hemp; and
- To Buy and Sell Industrial Hemp Seed.
Both licences are for a five (5) year period.
To obtain a licence to Grow or Cultivate Industrial Hemp and/or a licence to Buy or Sell Industrial Hemp Seed the following Application for a Licence Form needs to be completed and returned to AgriGrowth Tasmania.
Application for a Licence (50Kb)
A sample of each licence with the accompanying terms and conditions is provided below.
Licence to Grow or Cultivate Industrial Hemp – Sample Only (53Kb)
Buy or Sell Industrial Hemp Seed – Sample Only (52Kb)
As licences to Grow or Cultivate Industrial Hemp are for a five year period an Intent to Grow or Cultivate Industrial Hemp form will be required to be completed for years 2-5 of the licenced period.
Intent to Grow or Cultivate Industrial Hemp form (53Kb)
A Question and Answer page provides additional information to assist in the completion of the licence application and Intent to Grow forms.
Industrial Hemp Licences – Q&A (55Kb)
New Legislation to govern the production of Industrial Hemp in Tasmania
On 3 March 2016 the new Industrial Hemp Act 2015 came into force.
The new Act was developed following extensive consultation with key industrial hemp industry stakeholders including the Industrial Hemp Association of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association.
As part of this consultation new supporting regulations were also developed.
For further information regarding the legislation, regulations and licencing details contact AgriGrowth Tasmania's Plant Industry Analyst, Howard Nichol (refer Contact details below).
Industrial Hemp Position Statement
On 29 January the Minister for Primary Industries and Water announced that the Tasmanian Government is introducing reforms to simplify the regulation and support growth in the industrial hemp industry. Further information on the reforms can be found in the Tasmanian Industrial Hemp Position Statement, January 2015. Industrial Hemp Announcement - Position Statement
(174Kb) Industrial Hemp Announcement - Position Statement