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.

As vapers we need to understand how vaping laws are legislated in each Australian State.

 

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 classed and regulated as a Tobacco Product (Tobacco Amendment Act 2016 )

– Display of electronic cigarettes and vaping accessories in retail stores and offering free juice samples is illegal

– Use of electronic cigarettes in enclosed retail spaces is illegal

– The Sale and Supply of electronic cigarettes is legal.

– The sale and supply of electronic cigarettes and vaping accessories to persons under 18 is illegal

– 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: 06/02/2018. We are awaiting response from a few state governments for legal clarification, and we will update as soon as we have concrete info.