Plastic Shopping Bag Ban - Tasmania


If you are a retailer, you must not provide a plastic shopping bag to anyone to carry goods you have sold them or are going to sell them. A plastic shopping bag:

  • is made wholly or partly from polyethylene with a thickness of less than 35 micros
  • has handles.

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

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


The ban does not apply to:

  • barrier bags
  • plastic bags that are a key part of sealed product packaging
  • biodegradable bags.

Administering agency

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Environment Protection Authority

Contact details

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Waste Policy and Programs

Environment Protection Authority

Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Operating address: 134 Macquarie Street
Hobart, Tasmania 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Website: Environment Protection Authority (Opens in new window)