Tobacco retailer responsibilities - Queensland


You do not need a licence to sell tobacco or smoking related products in Queensland, but you do need to ensure you meet the minimum requirements set out by legislation.

If you intend to be a tobacco retailer, you must:

  • not sell smoking products to anyone under the age of 18
  • keep all smoking products out of sight
  • have one single point of sale in your retail outlet
  • comply with mandatory signage requirements
  • not sell ice-pipes, bongs or e-cigarettes containing nicotine
  • supply your staff with adequate training.

Smoking product includes a tobacco product prepared for consumption (e.g. cigarettes, cigars, roll-your-own tobacco), herbal cigarette, and e-cigarettes or e-cigarette related products.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

An obligation defined in law. A business must comply with relevant services.

Administering agency

Queensland Health

Chief Health Officer Branch

Prevention Division

Contact details

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Prevention Division

Chief Health Officer Branch

Queensland Health

Operating address: 15 Butterfield Street
Queensland 4006
Mailing address: PO Box 2368
Fortitude Valley
Queensland 4006
Phone: 13 QGOV (13 74 68)
Website: Tobacco Laws in Queensland (Opens in new window)