Tobacco Retailing Notification - New South Wales


You will required to provide this notification if your business sells tobacco or is intending to sell tobacco.

You must not sell tobacco products unless you have notified the Agency. This can be done through the free online Government Licensing Service. All businesses who sell tobacco 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 notify your details through the Government Licensing Service within 28 days after becoming aware of changes to:

  • The business address;
  • The trading premises address;
  • The name or address of any owner or director of the business; or
  • 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 through the Government Licensing Service. If you stop selling tobacco, it is your responsibility to cancel your Tobacco Retailer Notification.

Please contact the Contact Officer for more information.

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 retailing;
  • The address of the premises at which the person intends to engage in tobacco retailing;
  • The registered Australian Business Number (ABN) of the relevant business and if the business is incorporated, the Australian Company Number (ACN); and
  • The names and addresses of the owners and directors of the tobacco retailing business.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.




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Task Type Business Structure Description
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No fees are required.

Act(s) name

Public Health (Tobacco) Act 2008 NSW

Regulation(s) name

Public Health (Tobacco) Regulation 2016 NSW

Lodgement process


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

Administering agency

NSW Ministry of Health

Population Health

Contact details

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Tobacco Information Line

Population Health

NSW Ministry of Health

Operating address: 73 Miller Street
North Sydney, New South Wales 2060
Mailing address: LOCKED BAG 961
North Sydney, New South Wales 2059
Toll Free: 1800 357 412