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


All tobacco and e-cigarette retailers in South Australia must hold a Retail Tobacco and E-Cigarette Licence and display a copy of the licence next to each point of sale.

Retailers with more than one retail outlet selling tobacco or e-cigarette must hold a separate tobacco and e-cigarette licence for each of these outlets.

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 an aerosol or vapour for inhalation by its user in a manner similar to the inhalation of smoke from an ignited tobacco product. This also includes any parts designed for an e-cigarette eg; battery, heating element, cartridge or vapour.

A prescribed notice must be on display next to each point of sale.

Service type


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


Renewed annually. These licences are not transferable or refundable.


2019-2020 fees:

Act(s) name

Taxation Administration Act 1996 South Australia

Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Act 1997 South Australia

Regulation(s) name

Tobacco and E-Cigarette Products Regulations 2019 South Australia

Administering agency

Public Health Services

Tobacco Licensing

Contact details

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General Enquiries

Operating address: Level 1
11 Hindmarsh Square
Adelaide SA 5000
Mailing address: PO Box 6
Rundle Mall
Adelaide SA 5000
Phone: 0882267100
Fax: 0882267102
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