Single-Use Plastics Ban - Tasmania


You must not provide single-use plastics for packaged food that you provide or sell that can be taken away from the premises and consumed.

The single-use plastic items banned are:

  • plastic cutlery
  • sauce sachets (such as tomato, soy or tartare)
  • plastic takeaway hot food containers and lids
  • takeaway plastic straws
  • plastic lined noodle boxes
  • plastic lined coffee cups
  • plastic lids on takeaway cups
  • plastic sandwich wedges.

This ban applies to single-use plastic containers with a volume less than 1 litre or an area equivalent to an A4 piece of paper (210mm x 297mm).

Service type

Regulatory Obligation

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


This by-law will not apply if the customer provides their own food packaging (such as, coffee cups or Tupperware containers) or the food packaging was not provided to the customer by the retailer (such as, a pre-packaged soft drink bottle).

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources Important
General All Single-Use Plastics By-Law - Frequently Asked Questions - PDF (Opens in new window) Important

Act(s) name

Local Government Act 1993 Tasmania

Administering agency

Hobart City Council

Contact details

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