Becoming a poppy grower in Tasmania

​​To cultivate poppies in Tasmania, you need a valid contract with a licensed processing company to grow the crop and a poppy grower's licence from the Poppy Advisory and Control Board​.

Interested growers should first contact a licensed processor to express their interest.  

Licensed processors in Tasmania are: Sun PharmaceuticalsTasmanian Alkaloids and TPI Enterprises .

Once you have a contract, the processor will assist you with your licence application.


Plant Industry Analyst
Howard Nichol
171 Westbury Road
Prospect TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2218
Mobile: 0428 719 153
Fax: 03 6777 5100

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