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GYO Cannabis Guide – How To Buy Cannabis Seeds in Australia
Now that it’s legal to GYO (grow your own) in Canberra, Green Planet can legally share information on how to buy cannabis seeds in Australia. Find out about seedbanks, the best seeds to choose for your needs, how to buy securely online and more.
*MAY 2022 UPDATE* – life is complicated in this pandemic world, so we’ve struggled to keep this updated! THE GOOD NEWS is that the legends from Weed Seeds Express sent us a bunch of free seeds to test! So, first we got a test delivery to Australia (it worked and was VERY fast) and then we got our girl overseas (who we sent them to) to grow them herself. She had a 100% germination rate (7 seedlings from 7 seeds) which is incredibly good, and what’s more, now that she’s harvested and cured the buds (Acapulco Gold if you must know), she reports that they are A1 primo weed! So, considering comments like the one Mike from below saying “None of the above links will post to Australia “, we can assure you that we have trialled Weed Seeds Express , they arrive quickly, they germinate well, and they grow beautifully – resulting in gorgeous buds.
Yep, we’re going there – cannabis is now decriminalised in the Australian Capital Territory and it’s about time all you ACT-ers started growing your own. But how do you get cannabis seeds? Just this week we received a message on the topic:
IF I was to grow my own high CBD Hemp for anxiety and depression what type of plant am I looking to buy. I read about feminised auto blah blah seeds on the interweb I dont want skunk etc I’d like to source hemp plants. And love the logo BTW when does the Tee shirt hit the market
First of all Gibbo, may we take a moment to appreciate your impeccable taste.
Secondly, thank you for framing this discussion in a sensible light.
Mate, you’re in the same boat as many Australians – hungry for information on cannabis and keen to treat health concerns with a natural approach that doesn’t line the pockets of shady drug dealers or unscrupulous multinational pharma corporations. Let’s dive in.
Marijuana Seeds, Hemp Seeds or Cannabis Seeds?
The first thing to talk about is classification – for all intents and purposes, at the highest level (pun definitely intended) these are all the same. Legally speaking, it depends on the level of THC. Regardless of whether you’re after “cannabis seeds” or “marijuana seeds” in Australia, you’re looking for the same thing. There’s no difference, other than “marijuana” being a term invented to turn people against cannabis. If you’re looking for hemp seeds, it’s the same thing again, except that hemp is defined as having less than 0.1%-0.5% THC in the seeds or leaves. It differs from state to state, so check your local regulations here.
What type of cannabis seeds should I buy?
As Gibbo pointed out, there are tons of options around which particular seeds you should buy, and it can be confusing for novice growers. We’ll get deep into this another time, but for now our best option is to help you learn how to research different strains. An excellent place to start is Leafly, where you’ll find data on the CBD & THC content of different strains alongside lots of other useful info. A quick search shows us that two suitable beginner strains would be Ringo’s Gift or ACDC – we’re obviously going to go with the second of the two, given our geographic bias.
Growing weed is super easy – it’s called “weed” because it grows like one – but there are a few things to keep in mind. Let’s assume you want to start simple and dip your toes in. You’re not going to be doing something really involved with hydroponics, grow lights or complex nutrient systems. All you’re going to do is buy some seeds and plant them in a pot in your back garden. You could even grow them on your windowsill and transplant them to a secluded wild spot outside if you have no private garden space. They will take 4-to-8 months to grow, depending on where you’re based and the type of seeds you buy. The best time to plant cannabis seeds in Australia is August or September (the further north, the earlier you can plant – it’s all about temperature), with harvest happening up to April / May (depending on how the season went).
The most complicated thing you’ll have to do is separate the male plants from the female ones, which happens a couple of months into your grow. This is because female plants produce those beautiful flowers which contain all the good stuff (cannabinoids) while male plants prevent the ladies from growing flowers, pollinating them so that they put their energy into growing seeds instead. Pretty much exactly how young human fellas try to distract young human ladies from tending their own gardens. You want to get rid of the young fellas so that they leave the women alone to get on with the important business of growing beautiful cannabis flowers. You don’t need to worry about auto-flowering seeds – this is only really important for indoor hydroponic grows, which is nothing you can do legally here in Australia right now, so we’ll leave that alone for a future article.
Doing this wrong can (and has) ruined many a healthy crop, so for that reason we would recommend buying feminised seeds while you’re still a beginner.
Marijuana Seeds in Australia
It’s easy to buy weed seeds in Australia. A reputable seed bank is the most important thing to find, and there are lots of them. While you can just do a Google search, it’s a bit freaky to simply choose one and go with it – that’s why your mates at Green Planet have done the hard yards so that you can find out the safest way to buy cannabis seeds in Australia.
Obviously we would never break the law ourselves or advocate
for you doing so, which is why we got our friends in Canberra to go through
this process and report back to us (sunglasses emoji not required).
We tried two resources:
GYO Seedbank* and I Love Growing Marijuana**. The first one we tried as it comes first in a Google search, and the second one we tried because they have excellent free growing guides available online*. Both of them resulted in successful delivery, and neither of them showed up looking suspect in our friend’s bank account. What happened is that they were sent in an unmarked envelope, with no reference to the contents, the purchaser or the seller. So far, so good. In the case of ILGM, they were sent from overseas. With GYO Seeds, they were sent from within Australia. Both sets of seeds were good quality, with an 80%+ germination rate (100% germination doesn’t really happen; 80% is a good success rate). They’re now growing and they look like they’re supposed to.
*Updated Jan 2021 – thank you to Lou for your comment below bringing to our attention that GYO Seedbank has sold its URL to an overseas company. We have removed the link and are currently working on a follow-up article to hekp you find the best legit locally produced seeds. In the meantime, we can recommend The Seed Factory who we know are Aussie grown, owned and sent.
**please note that we have not been paid or sponsored to say this – Green Planet is a non-partisan resource and we have selected these two companies purely on the basis of their website quality and the surface-level trustworthiness of their online marketing
Which seeds to buy online?
Let’s go back to Gibbo’s original question – what type of
plant am I looking to buy if I want high CBD Hemp for anxiety and depression? Well,
let’s consider the two strains we looked at above – ACDC and Ringo’s Gift.
A quick search shows that ILGM doesn’t stock either of these. Let’s check GYO Seedbank – no luck.
So what do we do? Two choices – find them elsewhere (with another Google search) or choose another strain (go back to Leafly for further research).
Let’s try Google – “buy ACDC seeds australia” – nothing. Search again – “buy ACDC seeds” – now we get a few hits. The first few search results are out-of-stock, until we get to Seeds Bay. They stock five feminised ACDC seeds priced at just under $100, including free shipping to Australia. They offer various payment options:
- Australian bank wire transfer (“Easily
transfer your payment to our international bankaccount and we will receive your
payment within one to three business days.”)
- Cash payment (“Send us cash safely and
anonymous by post.”)
- Crypto payment (“Fast and anonymous payment
with cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, eth, ltc and more.”)
This feels a little bit dodgy and I’m not sure how much I trust it, but the odds are good – the site is secure. You can easily check this yourself – if the URL address begins with “https” it’s secure; if it begins with “http” it’s not.
We go with option 1: Australian bank wire transfer. The site confirms the order and tells us that “The amount of your order is 98.34 AUD which has to be transferred to our bank account to complete your order”, and it gives us the details of a bank account to transfer the money to. We’re not going to transfer the money; it’s not legal for us here in Victoria, but if any of our readers in ACT go ahead, do let us know how it went.
For research purposes, we also did a search for “buy Ringo’s
gift seeds”, which brought us to another site which only takes Bitcoin. Once
again, you have a choice to make – do you trust the site?
Before We G(r)o(w)…
We remind you that this information is here for research purposes only (unless you live in the ACT, in which case, blaze on). If you decide to break the law, that is your personal choice. If you do so to profit from this plant, that is on your conscience. If you do so to help yourself or a loved one receive the medication needed, good on you – but you may still be breaking the law. You’re unlikely to be caught, but if you are – make sure you know what you’re going to tell the coppers.
Think through the consequences of your actions – if you feel personal or family circumstances provide you with a mandate to grow your own, you may have a platform as a cannabis advocate or activist which will allow you to challenge a court of law.
Growing to get high is one thing – growing to save or improve a life is quite another. Good luck – we salute you.
Can You Buy Cannabis Seeds in Australia?
Long story short, if you want to buy cannabis seeds in Australia, you’ll probably have to purchase them from an online store based elsewhere in the world.
Here at Herbies Seeds, we sell seeds for multiple cannabis strains that are ideal for the Australian climate! You can place an order and have your batch of cannabis seeds shipped to Australia as easily as you order any legal goods.
Are Cannabis Seeds Legal in Australia?
In many countries, marijuana seeds are legal to buy and possess for a simple reason – they don’t contain even trace amounts of mind-altering substances. This creates a loophole for many seed shops, which advertise their cannabis seeds as souvenirs.
That’s not the case in Australia, though. Australian authorities treat cannabis seeds for what they really are — living organisms capable of producing an “illegal” and highly stigmatized plant. Because of that, buying cannabis seeds can still get you into trouble with the local law enforcement, though it is considered a low-priority offense.
Of course, thousands of Australians mail-order cannabis seeds, and they get them safely in the vast majority of cases. So, if you’re biting your nails while you wait for your order to arrive, relax! You’re a little fish in a very big pond, and there’s safety in numbers.
For added peace of mind, Herbies Seeds offers Stealth Shipping as an option. We can remove your seeds from their original packages and put them in a Ziploc bag next to a decoy item. This way, your order will be kept safe from the threat of random customs checks.
Australian Cannabis Laws
Even if you’re a seasoned lawyer, cannabis laws in Australia can be hard to untangle. Besides the federal legislations, there are local rules on cannabis that differ from state to state – some of which even contradict federal laws! One example is the 2020 decision to legalize possession of the herb in the Australian Capital Territory while the feds still forbid it.
Legislation in 2016 allowed the medical use of cannabis across the country, but the system has so many restrictions and hurdles that qualifying patients often find it easier to simply grow their own medicine. Just like importing cannabis seeds into Australia, cultivating marijuana is forbidden even for personal use – but too many patients ignore these outdated laws.
We can’t give you any legal advice. Realistically, we can only scratch the surface when it comes to cannabis law in Australia. Because of the complexity of the situation, you’ll need to check local laws and see how they apply to your personal circumstances before making any decisions.
Where to Get Cannabis Seeds in Australia
Theoretically, you could buy cannabis seeds from a legal seller in Australia – that is, a seller licensed to sell them to registered medical patients. That said, we’ve found that most Australians prefer buying marijuana seeds online.
If you’re looking for the best place to buy these seeds, Herbies Seeds is an obvious choice! We’ve already sent close to a million orders, and many of our satisfied and happy customers are from AU.
Best Cannabis Strains for Australia
Wondering which cannabis strains grow well locally? Here, we’ve listed some cannabis varieties that are popular around the world but are particularly suited to the climate Down Under. All of these strains are perfect for an indoor garden, as well.
- 22 – 25 %
- Cheers up even the dead one
- 700 g/m² indoors
2000 g/plant outdoors
This state-of-the-art 2kg-per-plant hybrid can be grown anywhere in Australia — from sun-scorched deserts to tropical regions where it’s hot and humid at the same time. This baby doesn’t mind heat and is resistant to mold and fungi. A real native of the tropics!
The same can be said of her exotic fruity flavor, marked by an aftertaste of sweet, ripe bananas. The hybrid high of Tropicanna Banana is fueled by a potency level of 25% THC, and it’s compatible with any summer activity — from beach sports to lazy drowsiness by the pool.
- 28 %
- A good balance between high and stone
- 800 g/m² indoors
1000 g/plant outdoors
Bruce Banner #3
This green monster soaks up the Australian sun like crazy, converting its energy into 1 kg of dry buds per plant. Its 28% THC will fill your body with roaring euphoria, and the flavor is as incredible as the Incredible Hulk himself. The parents of Bruce Banner #3 are the earthy Colorado Ghost OG and the sweet and stinky Strawberry Diesel.
- Euphoric effect leading to relaxation
- 27 %
- 450 – 600 g/m² indoors
50 – 250 g/plant outdoors
Strawberry Banana Auto
If you happen to live in a colder mountainous region of Australia, a fast-flowering, hardy auto may be your best bet. Why not grow yourself some Strawberry Banana Auto? Her frosty cones smell like tropical fruit and provide a long-lasting and extremely powerful effect. With 27% THC, you’ll be able to relax and unwind – or focus on any task and get things done.
- Activation of creativity
- 26 %
- 400 – 500 g/m²
Auto Orange Bud
Another autoflower option, Auto Orange Bud can be cultivated in less-than-ideal conditions. If your climate is mild, you can run a perpetual harvest and enjoy fresh orange-smelling buds year-round. Auto Orange Bud’s skunky smell is piercing and travels far and wide, and it delivers a powerful sativa kick with 26% THC worth of happiness and energy.
- 25 %
- Peaceful warrior
- 600 g/m² indoors
2000 g/plant outdoors
You’ll be delighted with this strain’s big, sugary colas, which look like cotton candy and ‘melt’ and ooze resin when you touch them. Packed with 25% THC, Sugar Candy provides a profoundly relaxing body buzz with total mental clarity. This strain’s smell and taste are so complex, you can get lost pigeonholing all its shades of sweetness: from citrus, to mango, to licorice and more.
- Legen – wait for it – dary
- 19.11 %
- 800 g/m² indoors
1500 g/plant outdoors
Super Silver Haze
Haze is one of those cultivars that you need to grow if your climate allows it, but the Cannabis Cup-winning Super Silver Haze by GHS is the absolute champion among the plethora of Hazes out there. This strain’s clear-headed, happy effect purges all worries from your soul, and your body will relax until you’re as happy as a baby. The aroma is a bit challenging to describe unless ‘Haze’ is already in your olfactory library. Let’s just say it’s like no strain you’ve ever smelled – but once you do, you won’t want to go back.
- 22 – 28 %
- 1 strain to get all 33 pleasures
- 700 g/m² indoors
2000 g/plant outdoors
Dos Si Dos 33
It’s brutal, it’s savage, it’ll melt your face, and it’ll take you for a wild ride…or turn you off like the flip of a switch, if you overdo it. After all, this strain measures in at 28% THC – what else can you expect? Treat her right, and Dos Si Dos 33 will let you harvest her super-potent buds by the pounds (up to 2000 g per plant, to be exact). Her flavor is just bold as her effect, so get ready to enjoy notes of fresh cookies, sherbet, sweet cream, and citrus.
Buying Cannabis Seeds in Australia: Never More Popular
If you’re looking for a company that’s mailing cannabis seeds to Australia, Herbies Seeds is all you need. Along with the handful of strains we’ve described above, there are thousands of high-end and cheap cannabis seeds available in our shop. Australian customers buy from us all the time!
The cannabis laws in the country may be rather restrictive, but for the most part, they aren’t enforced too harshly. If you aren’t opposed to a bit of civil disobedience, consider purchasing a few beans and growing your own perfect medicine.
Herbies Head Shop expressly refuses to support the use, production, or supply of illegal substances. For more details read our Legal Disclaimer.
Weed Seeds Australia
Buy regular, feminised and autoflower marijuana seeds which range from Medical, Popular and Cannabis Cup Winner strains from Australia. We also provide a free grow guide for you to download below.
Can I import cannabis seeds in Australia?
You must have a valid permit and license from the Office of Drug Control (ODC) to import cannabis seeds to Australia.
“To import cannabis seeds or cannabis genetic material you need from ODC:
- a cannabis licence and a permit under the Act
- an import licence and a permit under the Customs Regulations” – Extracted from the ODC website.
You may still be able to purchase seed stock online from overseas seed banks but if you don’t have a permit and license from the ODC, your seeds may be sent back or destroyed by customs. You may also be prosecuted.
“Importers will also need an import permit issued by the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR). DAWR has established import conditions for cannabis seeds and details can be found in their import conditions system, BICON” – Extracted from the ODC website.
If you possess or cultivate cannabis in Australia, it is prohibited unless you’re in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) where there are some exceptions (not federally). It’s worth noting that the ACT allows its residents to grow up to 2 marijuana plants per person with a maximum of 4 plants per household.
If you order cannabis seeds from our links, it is at your own risk and we do not accept responsibility for your actions.
We STRONGLY do not condone anyone to act in conflict with their local laws therefore we ask you to review the laws in your country and state before you buy cannabis seeds.
What is the choice cannabis seed bank for Australia?
Currently, our recommended cannabis seed bank for Australia is Herbies simply due to their large selection. Please check back regularly for updates. Herbies have been around for years servicing those on the search for amazing Medical, Popular and Cannabis Cup winner strains.
Is Australian Seed Bank legit?
Our link to Herbies seed bank for Australia boasts a large selection of over 1500+ cannabis strains. Don’t forget! Check out our Facebook page for social info, we have over 2700 likes and almost 3000 followers – we think this is a sign that people are happy with our links.
Are Herbies Seeds Any Good for Australia?
Herbies sources seeds from award winning cannabis breeders such as Sensible Seeds, Green House Seeds Co and Barneys Farm. They are well known for their famous Cannabis Cup winner varieties bred by experts. These breeders have spent years perfecting strains potentially ideal for licensed & permitted cannabis seed importers in Australia. If you order from Herbies, you will be delightfully amazed at the quality difference of their cannabis strains compared to unknown seeds perhaps found locally.
Cannabis Seeds Australia
Our recommended seed bank “Herbies” delivers high quality marijuana seeds for Australians – AND their products are affordable. Not only that, Weed Seeds Australia offers a grow guide that helps users learn about marijuana strains, grow mediums, lighting, fertilisers, pests/diseases etc.
Download Free Grow Guide
Here’s the free grow bible to download which tells you everything you need to know from seed to harvest. It outlines the best procedures to follow for beginners and it also contains advanced techniques for seasoned growers.
Weed Seeds Australia FAQ
We like to say you should be your own judge – by purchasing and reviewing the cannabis seeds, but if your not ready for that, have a look at our Facebook page (at the bottom of the page for mobiles and the top right corner for desktops). We have over 2700+ likes and our guess is that wouldn’t be the case unless people are happy with the current marijuana seed bank we recommend.
Why buy cannabis seeds online?
Simple. Growing unknown marijuana seeds will give you unexpected results. If you buy cannabis seeds from a reputable seed bank online however, you are provided with information that outlines the strains potency, yield, gender, preferred climate and more. These are all important details for potential growers.
If you want a high quality end product, invest more money on quality cannabis seeds, grow mediums, fertilisers etc from the start. Doing this will save you unnecessary headaches in the future and provide you better results in the end.
When will my marijuana seeds arrive?
The seeds come from Spain which means shipping can take from 2 to 3 weeks to arrive from overseas. Your package will be posted within 2 business days after receiving payment. Some buyers have reported delivery times to be around 10 to 15 days.
About our website
Weed Seeds Australia is a web portal which directs users to a marijuana seed bank that delivers to Australia. The seed bank the user is directed to is subject to change without notice.
With Weed Seeds Australia’s scenario, we have chosen to direct users to the seed bank Herbies, who has been successfully shipping Medical, Popular and Cannabis Cup winner seeds to Australians for a number of years now. Herbies Head Shop delivers quality cannabis seeds thus the reason it is our pick.
Herbies has live chat, email support, reliable shipping and is consistent with their seed deliveries. Your can rest assured your order is being handled with care and will be despatched to you ASAP.