The declaration of prohibited seeds under Section 20 of the Biosecurity Act 2019 (the Act) indicates that the seeds have been assessed as presenting a significant biosecurity risk to the State.
Once a seed has been declared to be prohibited matter under the Act, all dealings with the seed will be prohibited unless authorised under a group or individual permit. Unauthorised dealings with prohibited matter would attract significant penalties.
Group permits apply to general classes of persons and are published on this page. Group permits in respect of prohibited seeds have been issued to authorised poppy seed producers and industrial hemp producers.
Prohibited Matter (seeds) Permits as issued under Biosecurity Act 2019
Group Permit Industrial Hemp (96Kb)
Group permit Poppy Seeds (123Kb)