Proposals for the Smoked Tobacco Regulatory Regime

Closes 15 Mar 2023

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How to complete this online consultation

Each section of this online consultation describes the regulatory proposals and asks a number of questions that will help shape the development of final regulations. Some of the sections have appendices that provide additional information on that topic. 

If you just want to have your say on a few key questions, you can fill out the Simple submission. View the Simple submission section.

After completing a section of questions, select the Continue button at the bottom of the page. You will be returned to this page. From here you can choose to move to another section or complete your submission by selecting Finish at the bottom of this page.

The only mandatory questions are the declarations and questions about publishing permission and privacy. We are only asking for your age and ethnicity information to help us analyse submissions. You don’t have to answer those questions if you don’t want to. 

With this online tool, you can complete your submission over a number of sessions and save it as you go. If you select ‘Save and come back later’, you will receive an email with a unique link that will let you return to edit and submit your response. You can share this link with your colleagues if you need them to contribute to or review the submission. Once you have completed and submitted your submission, you will be sent a pdf copy for your records. 

Read a short summary on each consultation proposal

Regulatory proposal 1: Smoked tobacco retail scheme
This proposal is broken into four parts.

  • 1a is about how stores that sell smoked tobacco products will be spread across the country,
  • 1b focusses on the minimum criteria for selling smoked tobacco products,
  • 1c is about the application process and how the Director-General will select retailers,
  • additional retail questions.

Regulatory proposal 2: Low nicotine requirements
This section focusses on testing and product requirements, as well as product packaging.  

Regulatory proposal 3: Fees
This section is about fees for applications, registrations and product approvals. 

Regulatory proposal 4: Notification requirements
This section is about the process for distributors of smoked tobacco products and retailers of notifiable products to tell the Director-General about their business.

Regulatory proposal 5: Youth vaping
This section suggests making some changes to vaping product packaging, safety requirements and considers some proximity restrictions. 

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