Australian vape laws

The latest on vape regulations

The Therapeutic Goods and Other Legislation Amendment (Vaping Reforms) Bill 2024, that’s set to ban retail vape sales and prohibit domestic supply, manufacture, commercial possession and distribution of disposable and non-therapeutic vapes, was referred to a Senate Committee for review and report by 8 May, following its second reading in Parliament where Members of Parliament presented speeches both for and in opposition to the Bill.

Public submissions were accepted until 12 April and now the committee will review and report back; helping decide the Bill’s future and possibly Australia’s vape regulation model.

Here are some links that may help you with customer questions about vape regulations:

– TGA’s Vaping Hub

– TGA’s list of notified vapes

– The Vaping Reforms Bill.

Access to nicotine will require a doctor’s prescription from 1 October 2021.

Vaping and purchasing (nationally or internationally) non-nicotine electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) will still be legal in Australia (depending on your state laws). Importing or purchasing nicotine, nicotine e-liquid or nicotine-filled e-cigarettes will require a doctor’s prescription.

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The Australian laws regarding e-cigarettes vary from state to state.

There is a consensus however that e-cigarettes:

  • are classified as smoke products
  • are governed by the same laws as tobacco products
  • containing liquid nicotine are illegal to sell.

We’ve included links to relevant authorities in each state so you can have official information regarding the laws in your state and how they apply to you.

Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

New South Wales (NSW)

Tasmania (TAS)

Northern Territory (NT)

South Australia (SA)

Queensland (QLD)

Victoria (VIC)

Western Australia (WA)