eCig & Nicotine Laws

Each Australian State and Territory classes Electronic Cigarettes and Nicotine differently. We encourage you to stay informed and up to date with how these laws affect you as a Vaper.

Please understand how vaping is legislated in your Australian State below.

 

Western Australia:

– Electronic Cigarettes are classed as a device used to mimic smoking. (Tobacco Products Control Act 2006)

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is illegal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is legal.

– Purchasing Electronic Cigarettes from another Australian State is legal.

– The use of electronic cigarettes with or without nicotine is legal.

Queensland:

– Electronic Cigarettes are classed as a Tobacco Product. (Tobacco and Other Smoking Products Act 1998)

– The display and/or promotion of electronic cigarettes at a retail outlet is illegal.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is illegal.

– The use of Electronic Cigarettes containing nicotine is illegal

New South Wales:

– Electronic Cigarettes are not classed as tobacco products.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use and possession is illegal. (clause 20 of the Poisons and Therapeutic Goods Regulation 2008)

– The use of electronic cigarettes with or without nicotine is legal.

– It is an offence to use e-cigarettes in cars with children under the age of 16 present

– Sale of electronic cigarettes to persons under 18 is illegal

– NSW Police have the power to seize an e-cigarette that is in the possession of a person under the age of 18.

Victoria:

– Electronic Cigarettes are un-classed.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is legal with a medical certificate.

– The use of electronic cigarettes without nicotine is legal. The use of electronic cigarettes with nicotine is legal with a medical certificate..

South Australia:

– Electronic Cigarettes are un-classed.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is legal.

– The use of electronic cigarettes with or without nicotine is legal.

Northern Territory:

– Electronic Cigarettes are un-classed.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is legal.

– The use of electronic cigarettes with or without nicotine is legal.

Australian Capital Territory:

– Electronic Cigarettes are un-classed.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is legal.

– The use of electronic cigarettes with or without nicotine is legal.

Tasmania:

– Electronic Cigarettes are un-classed.

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The Sale and Supply of Nicotine is illegal.

– Importing Nicotine for personal use is legal.

– The use of electronic cigarettes with or without nicotine is legal.

 

INFORMATION CURRENT AS OF: 15/04/2015