Licensing and Permits

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Statistical and other information relating to licensing and permits will be published on this page when available.

Property Protection Permits

A landholder is required to hold a Property Protection Permit to poison, trap and shoot wildlife to prevent the destructions of, or injury to, any stock, crops and equipment or infrastructure used in the production of crops and stock. 


​Reporting Period

​Number of crop protection ​permits issued

​Number of active crop protection permits (CPP)​

​1 April 2018 and 10 June 2018

​481​​

​4550

​11 June 2018 and 23 October 2018

​600

​3747

​24 October 2018 and 1 April 2019

​772

​4080

​2 April 2019 to 30 June 2019

​631

​4540

​1 July 20​19 to 31 December 2019

​Discontinued

​4161

​1 January 2020 to 30 June 2020

​Discontinued

4964​

​1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020

Discontinued​

​4640

​1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021

Discontinued​

5738​

1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021​

​Discontinued

4944 CPP*
93 PPP**​

​1 January 2022 to 30 June 2022​​​

​Disco​nti​nued

​4027 CPP*
1114 PPP**​​

​​​​1 July 2022 to 31 December 2022​​

​​​​Discon​tinued​

​3055 CPP*
1627 PPP**

​1 January 2023 to 30 June 2023

​Discontinued

​2566 CPP*
2362 PPP**


* CPP discontinued from 1 December 2021

** Property Protection Permits (PPP) replaces CPPs from 1 December 2021. 

The reported metric has changed from the number of crop protection permits issued for the reporting period to the number of crop protection permits active or able to be legally used during the reporting period.  This change reflects potential use of these permits rather than the large variation resulting from renewing permits which can occur annually or up to once every five years.


​​​​​​​​​​​​Industrial Hemp

​Growing Season

​2020/21

​2021/22

​2022/23

​Number of Commercial Industrial Hemp Licences

87

84

​74

​Number of Active Commercial Industrial Hemp Licences

33

26

8

​Hectares committed to industrial hemp​

1 012

711

56.57


​​Poppies

​​Growing Season

​2020/21

​2021/22

​2022/23

​Number of Poppy Licences Issued or Active*

​306

243

162

​Hectares Harvested

8 282

6 042

2 777

*Licences are issued for a period of up to five years. Figures reported represent the number of active poppy cultivation licences during the season, rather than the number of licences issued.​