Smoking Product Licence - Tasmania

Description

You will require this licence if you intend to sell smoking products in Tasmania. Smoking products include:

  • cigars or cigarettes
  • any product that has tobacco as an ingredient or any device intended to be used with tobacco
  • personal vaporisers (including electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes).

Electronic cigarettes are battery operated products that replicate smoking behaviour without the use of tobacco. E-cigarettes heat a replaceable cartridge that may or may not contain liquid nicotine and other chemicals. The heating process creates a mist that resembles tobacco smoke which is inhaled by the user.

If you intend to sell smoking products at more than one location, you will need to complete a separate application and pay the fee for each premises.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information.

Service type

Licence

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

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for this licence you must:

  • be at least 18 years of age
  • pass a fit and proper person test
  • provide details on the premises from which you intend to sell tobacco and related products
  • submit the required form
  • pay the required fee.

Only individuals, not companies, can apply for this licence.

Please consult the Contact Officer for more information regarding eligibility requirements.

Duration

Up to twelve months.

Fees

Fees Details for this service in table format.

Task Type Business Structure Amount Description
Apply Application All $1111.35 Sale of tobacco products only.
Apply Application All $1111.35 Sale of tobacco products and personal vaporiser products.
Apply Application All $558.00 Sale of personal vaporiser products only (not tobacco products).
Renew Renewal All -

If you currently hold a licence to sell tobacco products and are applying to sell personal vaporiser products

Other resources

Task Business Structure Resources
Comply All Tobacco Retailers Guide - Please consult the Contact Officer for information on this document.
Comply All Guidelines for the Sale Smoking Products - DOCX (Opens in new window)
General All New Laws for Electronic Cigarettes, Smoke-Free Areas and Tobacco Licensing - PDF (Opens in new window)

Act(s) name

Public Health Act 1997 TAS

Regulation(s) name

Public Health (Tobacco Seller's Licence) Regulations 2009 TAS

Lodgement process

Lodge

You can lodge and pay for your application in person at any Service Tasmania outlet.

Transfer

This licence cannot be transferred.

Additional information

E-cigarettes containing nicotine are illegal for sale in Tasmania. E-cigarettes may only be sold in Tasmania provided the cartridge does not contain nicotine. E-cigarettes may not be sold to children.

Administering agency

Department of Health and Human Services

Public Health Services

Contact details

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

Tobacco Licensing Officer, Tobacco Control and Licensing

Public Health Services

Department of Health and Human Services

Toll Free: 1800 671 738
Phone: 03 6166 0709
Phone: 1300 135 513
Email: public.health@dhhs.tas.gov.au