Retail Tobacco and E-Cigarette Merchant's Licence - South Australia


You will need this licence if you intend to sell tobacco and e-cigarette products by retail.

A tobacco product is anything that contains tobacco or is designed for the purpose of smoking tobacco (e.g. herbal cigarettes, filters and cigarette papers).  An e-cigarette product is a device that is designed to generate or release aerosol or vapour for inhalation by its user in a manner similar to the inhalation of smoke from an ignited tobacco product. An e-cigarette product includes parts designed for an e-cigarette (e.g. battery, heating element, or vapour).

It is a requirement that you display a copy of the licence and a prescribed notice next to each point of sale.

The approved number of tobacco and e-cigarette points of sale are restricted according to whether the retailer holds also a liquor licence.

If you intend to sell tobacco or e-cigarette at more than one retail outlet, you must hold a separate tobacco and e-cigarette licence for each of these outlets.

Further requirements and restrictions apply.

Service type


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

Eligibility requirements

Please contact the agency to identify any eligibility requirements.


One year


Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $309.00

Fees for 2021-22

Application process


You must complete the application form and submit it to the agency. An invoice for the annual fee will be posted to you once your application is approved. Your licence will be posted to you once payment is received.


This licence is transferable

Additional information

A retailer must comply with the prescribed conditions of and prohibitions on the sale and internal and external advertisement for tobacco and e-cigarette products.

Administering agency

SA Health

Contact details

Contact Email, Phone and Address Details for this service in simple two column table format, header then data.

Please use these contact details for help or more information:

Health Protection & Licensing Services

SA Health

South Australia
Mailing address: PO BOX 6
Rundle Mall, South Australia 5000
Phone: 08 8226 7100
Other: 08 8226 7102