Tobacco and e-Cigarette Retailing Notification - New South Wales


You are required to provide this notification if your business sells or intends to sell tobacco or e-cigarettes.

You must not sell tobacco, non-tobacco products or e-cigarettes unless you have notified the Agency. All businesses who sell tobacco or e-cigarettes are required to make a notification. This includes tobacconists, major retailers, convenience stores, owners and lessees of tobacco vending machines and occupiers of premises with tobacco vending machines (pubs, clubs, restaurants and the casino).

The purpose of this notification is to inform the Agency about the number and location of tobacco retailers in NSW in order to support compliance monitoring and enforcement of tobacco retailing laws.

Please be aware that you must update your notification details within 28 days after becoming aware of changes to either:

  • the business address
  • the trading premises address
  • the name or address of any owner or director of the business
  • a change in the ownership of the business.

Changes to the notification, other than a change in ownership of the tobacco retailing business, need to be notified. A change in ownership of your business will require a new notification to be made. If you stop selling tobacco, it is your responsibility to cancel your notification.

Service type


A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

When notifying of your business details, you will need to provide:

  • the business address of the person intending to engage in tobacco or e-cigarette retailing
  • the address of the premises at which the person intends to engage in tobacco or e-cigarette retailing
  • the registered Australian Business Number (ABN) of the relevant business and if the business is incorporated, the Australian Company Number (ACN)
  • the names and addresses of the owners and directors of the tobacco or e-cigarette retailing business
  • whether the person is intending to engage in tobacco retailing or e-cigarette retailing, or both.




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Task Type Business Structure Description
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Act(s) name

Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 New South Wales

Regulation(s) name

Public Health (Tobacco) Regulation 2016 New South Wales

Lodgement process


Please submit your application using the free online government licensing service.

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Population and Public Health

Centre for Population Health

Contact details

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